Budget airline Ryanair airline is usually better known for trying to stop customers from doing things, like sitting down or going to the toilet, but if you’re addicted to the little white stick, there’s good news. It’s actually gone the other way on the decades old restriction by letting you smoke on its flights – as long as they’re e-ciggies.
Off the back of a largescale customer survey, Ryanair is selling packets of smokeless cigarettes, which dispense nicotine without any toxic fumes, for €6 (£5.40) a pop in a bid to calm down moody smokers desperate to light up and stop them from taking out their tension on flight attendants.
According to a Ryanair spokesman, “these cigarettes are smokeless, they cause no discomfort to other passengers and can ensure a more enjoyable and stress-free flight for all passengers”.
Of course, not making everyone scrum for seats and threatening to charge for emptying your bladder would also achieve the same thing, but if Ryanair’s scheme takes off, you can expect a lot more happy travellers, and plenty of tutting mothers too.