This new rip-off at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool means that handlers now have a financial reward for ruining your day.
For each bag identified as being too large, the staff member employed by handling firm Servisair will be given 50p. In order to ensure that all the handlers really really try hard to catch everyone out, the payment will only come into force if an employee reaches a target of 10 bags a week.
So, Servisair workers can earn an extra fiver every day, while offending passengers are scammed with a baggage fine of £40.
One Servisair puppet, who works at the airport, said: “They brought in this new rule a few weeks ago. We’re pleased to be honest. It means we can earn a few extra quid.
“If I now see a bag that could be on the borderline I say, let’s have a look if that’s too big for the overhead lockers.
“Whereas previously we might have let borderline baggage through, now we’ll be more stringent.”
Yet another method of extracting cash from you. Steer well clear of Ryanair and their cowboy tactics. Fly with a proper airline to a destination that is actually where you were hoping to arrive at.