The result of Ryanair’s survey on a possible standing room only service are in, and its seems that the public is for the idea, but only if it meant a free flight.
In an online survey of 120,000 passengers, 66 per cent said they would stand on a flight if it meant it was free, but only 42 per cent would agree to pay for the service, even at half the price of a seated ticket.
Some 60 per cent of respondents also thought that airline passengers should have a choice of standing on short flights.
When we ran a similar service earlier this month however, only a small percentage of business travellers said they would be prepared to stand during a flight.
A total of 235 visitors to our website responded to the question “Would you be prepared to stand during a flight?”, with 8.5 per cent responding “Yes” and 91.5 per cent responding “No”.
Responding to the positive result Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “Ryanair will continue to explore the concept of ‘fare free standing’ flights with Boeing and the relevant aviation authorities in the US and EU.”
Report by Sara Turner