EasyJet and BA 'profiteering' with price hikes of up to 300%, survey finds

Holidaymakers are facing sky-high mark-ups on in-flight snacks.

Some goodies are 300% dearer, our price survey found.

The biggest hike is on a 90g pack of Naked Japanese Style Chicken Flavour Noodles, which costs £1.50 at Sainsbury’s but £5 on a British Airways flight. EasyJet slaps a similar mark-up on a 41.5g KitKat that is 70p at Tesco – hiking it 214% to £2.20.

On TUI, a 45g pack of Jacob’s Mini Cheddars Original Crisps that is £1 at Sainsbury’s costs £2.50 – up 150%. And Jet2 charges a £3 for a 90g pack of Pot Noodles Chicken and Mushroom while the same item at Asda costs just 90p – a hike of 233%.

Analysts Hargeaves Lansdown said: “These in-flight add-ons are highly lucrative for airlines.”





Consumer champion Martyn James
Consumer champion Martyn James

Consumer champion Martyn James added: “This is blatant profiteering from a captive audience.”

EasyJet said “comparing supermarket prices with onboard airline prices is not comparing like with like”.

BA, Jet2 and TUI did not respond to requests for comment.

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