Surely it’s time for Ryanair’s “fat tax”? – The Daily Telegraph

Surely it’s time for Ryanair’s “fat tax”? – The Daily Telegraph

Should airlines charge more if you bring extra luggage and weigh more than your fellow passengers? It’s a controversial subject, but something I looked into for this Daily Telegraph opinion column in November 2018.

 

Admit it, we’ve all stood at the departure gate of a budget short-haul flight eyeing up the cabin bags around us, wondering where our very own luggage fits into the grand scheme of things.

 

You can see the check-in staff ripping suitcases, destined for the hold, from the grasp of disgruntled travellers ahead of you, but you hold your nerve and hope their appetites for Samsonites have been sated by the time they wander past you, your bulging briefcase and those hefty souvenirs hanging from your pockets.

 

You can read the full column here.

Date

November 3, 2018

Category

Words