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Tech Thursday: Ryanair Considering Introducing X-Rated In-Flight Entertainment...Seriously

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You know how annoying it is when the person sitting next to you on a flight is listening to their music so loud you can hear it? Now imagine that same scenario, but instead of loud music, it’s the sound of two people getting their freak on?

Yes, you read that right. And yes, I’m going somewhere with this.

Ryanair announced that it is planning on developing a custom app, which you could download onto your smartphone or tablet; with this app, you’ll be able to connect to the airline’s selection of in-flight entertainment. It’ll allow you to do lots of fun things, like gamble, play games, or kick back and watch some porn.

Once again, I have to confirm: yes, you read that right.

Now, let’s be real: in all likeliness, this will not actually happen, and is probably just another ridiculous publicity stunt, for which the airline is notorious. But the CEO, Michael O’Leary, justified it by saying, “I'm not talking about having it on screens on the back of seats for everyone to see. It would be on handheld devices. Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn't we?” Let’s start with, oh, you know, that hotel rooms are private and airline cabins are not. Not to mention…actually, I’m not going to mention, because if anyone actually stands behind this idea, then I honestly just can’t be bothered to deal with you.

It’s unfortunate that they continually decide to take this route, because, porn aside, this app idea is actually quite brilliant. But just based on their seedy past, I can guarantee you won’t find my butt touching down on their seats any time soon. Or ever. 

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Joshua Pramis is the social media editor at Travel + Leisure and is not a fan of in-flight porn. Follow him on Twitter: @joshuapramis

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