Have you ever bought a budget airline ticket online for a bargain price, only to get to the payment page where you find all sorts of “extras”. You know, surcharges for outrageous, picky, requirements such as actually wanting to take your luggage on the plane, or taxes if, heaven forbid, you wish to disembark at your destination and walk on foreign soil. The next step will be to charge a variable amount, the final cost being presented to you on landing – based on the ups and downs of the oil markets while you were airborne.

Someone sent me this picture, which says it all.


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