The discount airline BudgetAir has stolen a march on its competitors by announcing that it will allow terrorists to bring bombs onto their planes on payment of a five pound surcharge.
RyanAir recently announced that they would permit the use of mobile phones for a small payment but this new development has taken rivals by surprise. Like all airlines, BudgetAir has suffered from a drop in customers as increased security reduced the number of terrorists purchasing long-haul tickets.
But by allowing bombs on board BudgetAir hopes to increase passenger numbers, particularly among members of the extremist militant Islamic community who claim they are currently made to feel unwelcome by many other airlines. The airline will of course also benefit financially from the charges made for allowing small bombs in hand luggage.
‘Obviously we have no intention of letting terrorists detonate these bombs and kill hundreds of innocent passengers’ said a spokesman for BudgetAir. ‘We would want much more than a fiver for that.’
The ban on nail scissors and bottled water remains.