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Has O'Leary really run out of ways to raid our wallets?

I COULDN'T believe my eyes when I read in the Herald that irrepressible Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary (right) has no plans for any more levies or increases for his long suffering air travellers until the end of next year.

He says that Ryanair has exhausted all the possibilities when it comes to 'ancillary revenues' -- extra charges to the likes of you and me.

To any passenger who has even become the victim of Ryanair's baggage charges, this may sound too good to be true.

But if there's been one constant of O'Leary's aviation career, it's been his ability to make money. Over the years, he's broached all manner of schemes -- from standing room to charging people to use toilets on board his fleet of aircraft. There's nothing he hasn't thought of. So when Michael says that he's run out of ideas, we should take it with a grain of salt.

O'Leary doesn't mind if people think he's a genius or half-mad.

So the only thing that he will soon have is some new novel scheme to relieve us of our hard earned euros.

Since he has exhausted every other avenue, can it be long before he starts charging us for using the oxygen at 30,000ft?