Thursday, October 08, 2009
Tall Traveller Tax
A campaign has been started against what has been dubbed BA's Tall Traveller Tax.
Introduced yesterday this is a £50 per flight surcharge for passengers who book the emergency exit seats. Although the surcharge applies to all passengers these seats are most commonly booked by tall travellers. This is because the emergency exit seats are the only places in economy class that tall people can fit without suffering great discomfort (and probable increased risk of DVT).
So says Alan Stevens who is over 6ft tall and the man behind the campaign. He hopes that other tall people will be standing up for their rights too. Sounds like a job for the Tall Persons Club.
For the record my son is well over six foot so I do sympathise with Alan.