Budget airline Flyinair have defended the £6 charge per passenger for all flights booked using a credit or debit card as fair, the sum simply covering the costs of booking flights.
'We have to write down the information from the credit or debit card which uses both paper and ink' explained Chief Executive Ryan Giggle 'we are not just having a laugh!'
However a traveller on Flyinair said that the expense for pen, paper and ink could not amount to £6 per customer. 'We are all being taken for a ride' he complained.
Giggle did not deny this - 'people are definitely being taken for a ride on a our no frills airline' he contended.
The Government is upset by the charges for using credit and debit cards and intends to bring in legislation to deal with the matter but a certain delay is required before anything can be done.
'We have to use pen and ink as well' explained a Government official 'and we only have a certain amount of time available.'
Tory backbencher Tarquine Howl complained over State over regulation of Business which meant that companies like Flyinair would base their offices away from Britain. 'We want freedom for the market. If you don't want to go with Flyinair then walk.'