Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has finally admitted that excess baggage charges on board his no-frill flights might add up for the average family - like his! The outspoken airline chief said that going on holiday with his family (flying Ryanair, of course) costs him ‘a fortune’. He’s also confessed that he is just as hopeless at packing light as the rest of us.
It seems that it’s not only extortionate baggage fees that are getting O’Leary down. In an interview with business magazine, Management Today, the airline chief executive described himself as ‘the most underpaid and underappreciated airline boss in Europe’. This is despite being paid 23 times more than the average employee - by his own admission!
The 51 year-old went on to describe himself as ‘probably unemployable’, and referred to the industry in which he’s made his fortune with a rather rude four-letter word. Alright O’Leary, we can agree with you on the baggage fees, but don’t expect us to get the violins out! As for his time off work, apparently forced to take trips abroad by his wife and kids, the Ryanair boss said that he thought holidays were ‘a complete waste of time’ and his family were left ‘traumatised’ by having to spend a fortnight with him.
We’re not sure if he was going for the sympathy vote, as we’re sure his family appreciate some quality time with the notoriously hard-nosed boss. Nonetheless, we certainly still look forward to our holidays!
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