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Budget aerial cattle transporter Ryanair may ask the self-loading cargo to pay for a visit to the loo, chief exec Michael O'Leary suggested today.

He told the BBC: "One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound to spend a penny in future."

O'Leary insisted this would "not inconvenience passengers travelling without cash", as Reuters puts it, and offered: "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound."

He concluded: "We're all about finding ways of raising discretionary revenue so we can keep lowering the cost of air travel."

Ryanair last week announced it was "to shut all check-in desks at airports and have passengers check in online instead", Reuters notes. It also confirmed it would not in future waste valuable resources mixing it up with "idiot bloggers" who have the temerity to suggest the airline's website is not quite up to scratch. ®

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