Ryanair boss bemoans his airline's baggage fees

2012-10-03 12:23

In his latest gasp-worthy interview, famously outspoken CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, has described himself as Europe's "most underpaid and underappreciated boss," the Telegraph reports.

Using the interview with business magazine Management Today as something of a venting session he admitted to thinking that "holidays are a complete waste of time" and that his own airline has cost him "a fortune in excess baggage."  

The clearly disenchanted boss said the only reason he takes a mid-year break is because he has a wife and four children who insist that he has to go away every year, otherwise they will be traumatised.

‘I try to explain to them they'll be more traumatised having me there for two weeks,' he was quoted saying. 

Ryanair has come under fire from consumer groups and aviation watchdogs for luring customers in with low fares then charging sky-high fees for ‘the extras,' the Daily Mail reports.

In past interviews, the Irishman has even threatened to charge for the use of his plane's toilets and said he would start selling flights to people standing up.

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