Umm....again no. The skilled working class always had far higher disposable income and were off to Torremolinos long before budget airlines created an explosion of travel amongst the lower middle class. The rise in acceptability of economy class travel amongst the middle class then gave companies the excuse to ban club class travel for most frequent fliers, further fueling the expansion of budget airlines. The call is actually for a frequent flier levy, which climate activists say will not impact single holiday takers: “There is this narrative that tackling the climate change problem from aviation means stopping people from taking holidays or seeing their families – and actually, when you look at this data that is wrong,” said Leo Murray, director of innovation at 10:10 Climate Action. “What we need to do is target a minority of problem flyers and stop them from taking so many flights,” he added.