Ryanair customers voting for 'fat tax'

Ryanair customers voting for 'fat tax'

Irish airline Ryanair today urged passengers to use their vote in order to influence whether or not the airline should introduce a ‘fat tax’ for overweight passengers.

Ryanair has received almost 100,000 votes to date and most passengers are calling for a charge for overweight passengers, while many are urging the re-introduction of smoking onboard.

The top five as voted by passenger so far are:

40% - excess fees for overweight passengers based on body mass index,

20% - €3 to smoke in a converted toilet cubicle,

18% - €1 for toilet paper – with O’Leary’s face on it,

14% - Annual subscription to access Ryanair.com,

8% - €2 “corkage” fee for passengers who bring their own food onboard.

"We are delighted with the number of votes cast to date and a little surprised with how the vote has gone so far," said Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara.

"We urge more passengers, especially those who may be a little larger, to vote before the poll closes at 6pm today. Those who want to cast their vote can do so at www.ryanair.com."

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