World's Worst Idea: Porn on Planes

Flying bargain basement Ryanair has a stupendously awful idea for a new in-flight entertainment system: It may soon start offering porn.

Yes, the company's strange CEO Michael O'Leary said passengers will be able to buy smutty scenes while 30,000 feet in the air. This was part of a more general announcement that the airline famous for offering standing room tickets will also offer downloadable movies and TV shows. That means people bopping around Europe can purchase all sorts of entertainment and download it to their phone, iPad, or offbrand tablet and watch them right there on the plane.

About the decision to sell porn, O'Leary said, "Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn't we?" Because hotels around the world have one thing that people on an airplane don't have: privacy. I love porn as much as (or maybe more than) the average guy, but this is a bad idea. Do you really want to ride on a place next to some horny man watching people copulate on a little screen and squirming in his too-small seat? No! And watching porn without masturbating is just strange and unnatural. It's like eating cereal without milk or drinking decaf coffee.

Porn has its place, but until flight attendants start offering warm towels to everyone not just those in first class, that place is not in coach.

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