Author Topic: Save money: cut the co-pilot!  (Read 2730 times)

Offline Eric M

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Save money: cut the co-pilot!
« on: September 06, 2010, 06:15:16 PM »
(CNN) -- He's already suggested installing coin-operated lavatories and selling standing room on flights, so it may not be surprising that the latest idea from the colorful CEO of Ryanair is once again pushing air travelers' buttons.

It's not necessary to have two pilots on every flight, Michael O'Leary said in a recent interview.

"Let's take out the second pilot. Let the bloody computer fly it," O'Leary told Bloomberg Businessweek, adding that a flight attendant on each flight could be trained to help land a plane if something goes wrong."

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/09/06/ryanair.ceo.comments/index.html?hpt=T2



Offline retro11

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Re: Save money: cut the co-pilot!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 06:26:02 PM »
also saw him on a bbc interview talking about removing half the seats and have passengers standing, one pound per fare . and they say the scots are penny pinchers this guy is unbelivable.... :-D