Susanna Reid clashes with Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary over crammed passengers in planes

Susanna Reid clashes with Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary over crammed passengers in planes

Susanna Reid grilled Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary on the risk of passengers being "crammed" into planes amid the pandemic. The 49-year-old GMB presenter also questioned whether it was "pointless" to wear face masks when they were still serving food. However, the CEO insisted that it "wasn't pointless" and that they "weren't on top of each other". The airline industry has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with Ryanair saying that it expects to make around 3,000 redundancies as part of restructuring. Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Michael O'Leary criticised the lack of "clarity" from the government. "The government is making a mess of the whole thing," he said. Michael O'Leary also insisted that quarantining is "completely ineffective" and that staff and passengers will have to wear mandatory face masks on flights. "Your passengers will not be able to observe social distancing," Susanna pointed out. "That's why we're all wearing mandatory face masks," he responded. However, Susanna suggested that it was "pointless" wearing face masks if food was served on board planes - but the Ryanair boss insisted that they weren't as it still minimised the risk. Pointing out clips showing passengers crammed on a Ryanair plane, Susanna said: "They're all on to of each other." Yet the budget airline CEO insisted that that was not the case: "They're not on top of each other." Later, Dr Hilary Jones said that he had been listening to the interview, saying: "I found so many loopholes ...
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