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."