Ryanair charges most for in-flight food, nobody flinches
It's been a week or two since we talked about the good Sky Marshall and his fleet of flying wallet vampires, better know as Ryanair. It seems as good a time as any to put that travesty right; a survey by travel site NowFly shows the budget airline charges more than its rivals for in-flight food and drink in every category apart from spirits, which it doesn't sell. Ryanair charges 35 per cent more for tea and coffee, twice as much for a small bottle of wine and up to third more for sandwiches.
Remember it's all to do you a favour. You want cheap tickets. It's your fault. Shut up.
According to the Telegraph, Ryanair made a sizable £550 million from sales other than flights last year - stuff like inflight food, check-in fees, baggage charges and commission on everything it tries to persuade you to buy when all you want is a bloody ticket. A spokesman for Ryanair, dressed in a long cape of darkness uttered:
"Ryanair provides passengers with Europe's guaranteed lowest fares by providing a range of ancillary revenue services such as hotel, villa, camping and hostel accommodation, travel insurance, bus and rail tickets, car hire, gift vouchers, financial services and in-flight telephone services as well as in-flight beverages and food."
Despite it been nothing more than a fluffed-up PR soundbite of no substance whatsoever, the Telegraph cut and pasted it into the article anyway, instead of asking a question that might have vaguely challenged the PR monkey in a suit, like: "How the fuck do you get away with charging £2.70 for a bottle of water, eh?"