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Snacks on a plane

Ruth Tarrant

8th March 2016

Many of us have probably assumed this for years, but now a study has been carried out showing just how high the profit margins are for budget airlines on the onboard snacks. Flybe's markup on sachets of soup, for example are enormous - they sell a sachet of cup-a-soup that could be bought in a supermarket for 13p for £2.50. The table below shows some of the data collected:

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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