One of the UK papers is reporting that our Tax Man, HM Revenue and Customs, is looking at whether some sort of congestion charging for Heathrow and Gatwick might help with their capacity problems by driving passengers to Luton or Stansted, or even Birmingham airports.
The paper suggests that HMRC is thinking of increasing the already huge UK departure tax by 50% if you use Heathrow or Gatwick to travel.
The study shows that up to 4 million passengers could be diverted away from Heathrow and a further 2 million from Gatwick.
The report goes on to indicate that Heathrow is already full, and that Gatwick will be full by 2019 and City Airport by 2021.
It seems madness to me, but then I support the third runway at Heathrow.