The latests in a long line of transparency measures in air travel pricing by Ryanair has been unveiled today as the airline begins optional additional security checks for passengers. Ryanair Chief, Michael O'Leary revealed at today's press conference, "Where rivals like BA want to cut daft security checks at airports we think that it is the passenger's right to receive these services. Consequently we also think that they should pay to receive them, only what it cost us of course, so each passenger will now pay ten euros per leg, or 15 euros for the whole body, to ensure that they aren't carrying anything illegal. We have also worked with Group 4 to come up with some innovative new services in this area. Now you can pay to have a specific member of your party experience the thrill of a full body cavity search from one of our long-armed security staff."
Outspoken representative of the Society of Airline Passengers, Ivor Siddle, retorted, "This is typical of Ryanair, they started with pay to pee, pay to check in and now pay for a pat down. Our members have long enjoyed the thrill of a rough security check after leaving a coin in their pocket."
Ryanair expect to increase revenues this year as their new standing seats come into operation, due to be retro-fitted with pedalo-style engine contributors in 2013.