Ryanair is seeking to cut costs and also to make flights cheaper to its passengers by offering them an option of taking a standing flight and paying a lower price for the ticket.

Ryanair has made a very preliminary call to Boeing about making planes with standing room in the hope of packing more passengers in, Stephen McNamara, a spokesman for Ryanair, told CNBC.com, CNBC reported.

We'd have to work with Boeing on something to lean on, like a stool, he explained. I know that's something that Airbus looked in, something the Chinese airlines are looking into.

Passengers would be strapped in their standing stools, at least for take-off and landing, McNamara said.
It is not the first time Ryanair has come up with a controversial proposal for cutting costs.

Earlier this year Ryanair chief executive, Michael O'Leary, suggested passengers could be charged £1 to use the on-board restrooms.