Everyone should have the freedom to fly   Leave a comment

This article was first published for the Free Society in Feb 2009

Last month, adventure holiday company, Activities Abroad, boasted that they could offer holidaymaker’s chav-free holidays by stopping individuals with names like Britney and Shannon from flying with their airline. In response, travel operator Travel Republic offered 10 percent discount on holiday bookings for anybody with one of the listed ‘chav’ names.

Aside from being a clever marketing gimmick from both companies, the chav/anti-chav holiday charade does tell us that perhaps the distaste for cheap flights is about more than saving the environment – it is as much about a dislike for the type of people taking advantage of cheap flights.

The rest of this article can be found here: http://www.thefreesociety.org/Articles/Features/everyone-should-have-the-freedom-to-fly

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Freedom

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