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Ryanair considers 'fat tax' for obese passengers

Ryanair plans charges for overweight passengers, John Prescott and other fat MP's said to be worried.
The controversial move was announced today after a third of passengers on the Irish airline’s website voted in favour of charging fees for obese passengers.

“Over 100,000 passengers took part in our competition and almost one in three think that very large passengers should be asked to pay a fat tax,“ said Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara. “A ‘fat tax’ will only apply to those really large passengers who invade the space of the passengers sitting beside them."

“The revenues from any such fat tax will be used to lower the airfares for all Ryanair’s passengers yet further.”

Last week United Airlines admitted that it will start charging overweight passengers more, if they cannot fit into conventional economy seats.
Passengers must be able to put their arm rests down and fasten their seat belts (even with an extension) or they will be asked to pay for an extra seat or be moved on to a later flight....
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5 people have spoken:

subrosa said...

Don't Ryanair have a superb marketing department? First it was £1 to pee and now this.

Oldrightie said...

This lot fly the gravy train. No problem.

Old Bag said...

expect to see prescott launch is own line of planes if all planes follow the "fat bastard" rule..2 gulf streams does have a ring to it...

Fidothedog said...

Love to see them work this, calling some passenger a fat fucker an then being sued for stress or somesuch.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

As a slim person I can only applaud Ryanair for this bold initiative; why should I subsidise fat cunts for using more than their share of space and fuel ?