And for the avoidance of doubt on that last point, I checked: nearly £5 for a molten-hot ham and cheese toastie, which from personal experience leaves you feeling like you need skin grafts on the roof of your mouth; £2.30 for a can of Fanta that would cost 55p in Tesco or Asda; and my personal favourite, “a passion fizz” – better known as prosecco with J2O. Price? £10.
In the first financial quarter alone, these costs added an astonishing £406m alone to EasyJet’s top line – equivalent to more than a quarter of its total turnover, and a 77pc leap on the same period last year.
It means that every one of the 20.2m customers that flew with the airline between the beginning of October and New Year’s Eve forked out an average of roughly £20 each more in add-ons, on top of the cost of their flight.
But no. I’m currently making a monthly bounce back to the UK. Mum’s not well. OK.
I can – and do – travel with a small cabin bag. Last flight was £50 round trip, so is next one. Unbundling is just great.