This is according to an interview in The Sun. O’Leary said it was all part of a potential pay-TV-type service which bored passengers could subscribe to on their smartphones or tablets, allowing them to play games, gamble, watch movies, or indeed watch pneumatic young women at play. Although O’Leary’s logic baffles us: ‘Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn’t we?’ he asked. As if a situation in which you’re wedged between someone complaining vociferously about the price of Ryanair’s Bullseye Baggies and a member of a stag party who’s quietly vomiting into his lap is an entirely natural moment to want to escape into the world of someone else’s rumpy-pumpy. Still – at least the seats are wipe-clean, eh?
But, as usual (remember the plans to charge passengers to use the loos? Or standing-up seats? Or flying sans co-pilot?), O’Leary may be getting a little ahead of himself here. As a Ryanair spokesman said: ‘Nothing has been decided as yet’ – which may very well be code for ‘we’ve never heard of this idea, now stop bothering us’. Analysts don’t seem convinced about how ready the market is for free love, Ryanair style, either. As Bob Atkinson, of Travelsupermarket, said: ‘Anyone could see it on a plane. It’s wrong.’ Hmm. Next time, perhaps.