Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has jokingly threatened to break a passenger's leg unless they flew Ryanair in a live Q&A session today.
In a hilarious tongue-in-cheek exchange with a passenger, O'Leary answered a question from a 'Ciara' who commended his airline for the care and service she received during a flight after breaking her ankle.
True to form, O’Leary replied cheekily with a response of “Hi Ciara, hope you’re feeling better. Fly again soon or we’ll break ur other ankle.”
The Ryanair boss was taking part in another Q&A on Twitter where he answered passengers’ queries on the carrier.
When asked by one tweeter how he managed to look so youthful, O’Leary quipped: “Digital photograph and computer tech does wonders for ugly 52 yr olds”
O’Leary’s own sense of humour was to the fore when he was asked whether he would be running for the office of Taoiseach.
“No, [I’m] unelectable cannot tell a lie so unsuited to politics!”
He also dismissed suggestions that the airline would be charging passengers to use the toilets
“Not likely. Pee for free on Ryanair”
Earlier today, Ryanair announced a number of customer service initiatives to be rolled out across its flights in the coming months, including the availability of low noise, low lights services and a larger luggage allowance.
Recently O’Leary told shareholders the airline should scrap its “macho” image and eliminate things that “that “unnecessarily p*** people off”.
Last week the airline placed a “suggestion form” on its website, encouraging fliers to tell it what changes they want to see.
It has also recently made its app free to download, and announced plans to redesign its website.
In other tweets today, O’Leary explained that the colours of Ryanair were down to Tony Ryan’s decision.
“I didn't Tony Ryan did, apparently they're the Tipperary colours, God help us”
When one tweeter accused him of being a “thief” and asked him whether he ‘slept well at night’, O’Leary quipped: “Lowest fares, no fuel fees, c'mers save €800m pa. I sleep like a baby thanks”