Seatbelts on planes 'pointless' for Ryanair boss seeking to make 'standing room only' cabins
Seatbelts on aeroplanes are pointless and will not save passengers in a crash, the chief executive of low-cost Irish airlines Ryanair has said.
Michael O'Leary claims legislation forcing passengers to wear seatbelts is useless, unnecessary and insisted upon only by authorities he deems "plonkers".
"Seatbelts don't matter," the Telegraph quoted O'Leary, as saying.
"You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you're all dead...," he added.
According to the Telegraph, O'Leary's remarks came as he attempts to make "standing room only" cabins a reality.
He is currently seeking to create "standing room only" cabins for students and budget travellers, selling 1 pounds tickets to European destinations.
According to the paper, he has suggested removing the back ten rows of seats in aircrafts, allowing groups of less discerning travellers to commute to their destination on their feet.