Budget airline Ryanair considers ‘fat tax’ for overweight passengers22 April 2009
Overweight passengers may soon have to pay a ‘fat tax‘ or even purchase a second ticket to fly with budget airline Ryanair.
The low-cost European carrier is considering an excess weight fee for very large customers after 30,000 people voted in favour of the measure on its website.
More than 100,000 passengers gave on-line feedback on various cost-cutting ideas put forward by Ryanair. Almost one in three people polled thought obese and overweight people should be charged more for tickets.