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Ryanair may charge a `fat tax' for its overweight passengers | Independent | 23.4.09
First there was the `wee fee', then the charge for the privilege of checking-in, now it seems budget airline Ryanair has finally tipped the scales by announcing it is considering a fat tax.

But, just when you thought they couldn't possibly take this any further, there's more.

The company needs customers' help to figure out how to charge the fat tax and its offering the following options:

Charge per kg over 130kg/20 stone (male) and 100kg/15 stone (females).

Charge per inch for every waist inch over 45 inch (male) and 40 inch (female).

Charge for every point in excess of 40 points on the Body Mass Index (+30 points is obese).

Charge for a second seat if passengers' waist touches both armrests simultaneously.

Stephen McNamara, spokesman for Ryanair, explained the four options being offered appeared to be the "simplest".

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 06:35:14 AM EST
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Ryanair's principle: a human body transported in a Ryanair plane experiences an upwards ticket price pressure proportional to the volume of freight displaced from the cargo bay.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 06:39:51 AM EST
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Well, what can I say... you know I am SOOO sorry about budget airline passengers...

...you can always holiday in Devon or take Eurostar.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 06:51:34 AM EST
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