Flight search site Skyscanner said it has been inundated with emails following a recent survey revealing that 76 per cent of passengers are in favour of the introduction of a so-called fat tax by airlines.
The company said it has been contacted by tall travellers who have "expressed solidarity with overweight passengers".
Skyscanner co-founder and development director Barry Smith said there is a fine line between discriminating against people and ensuring economic viability.
"The danger is that airlines will continue to squeeze us into ever-shrinking seats and charge all but the shortest, thinnest passengers a premium for extra room," he commented.
Brits saved an estimated £4.92 billion collectively last year by booking their holidays to Spain and other destinations direct, it has been revealed.
Research carried out by Santander found that the average traveller saved £423 by cutting out the middleman and booking their flights and accommodation separately.
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Guests looking to improve their golf skills while staying at La Manga Club will find plenty of courses on offer at the resort's golf academy.
Renowned for the quality of its facilities, it is the perfect place to learn the basics of the game and build on existing knowledge.
La Manga's Total Golf Learning Experience lasts four days and covers everything from grip, posture and set-up to chipping, pitching and bunker play.
Courses take place weekly throughout the year and include 12 hours of coaching.
Golf enthusiasts holidaying at La Manga Club will find no shortage of facilities on offer to help them improve their game.
As well as three championship golf courses, the resort is home to an impressive floodlit driving range, which features target greens and 80 bays.
There are also two large practice bunkers, as well as a putting green and chipping area.
In addition, guests can make use of La Manga's par-47 pitch and putt course, which comes complete with bunkers and water hazards.
Brits planning to enjoy a break at La Manga Club this year may wish to consider reserving a food pack for their arrival.
A number of options are available and orders can be made up to 48 hours before you are due to check in.
Food packs typically contain staples items including tea bags, cheese, bacon, milk, bread, eggs, butter, jam, cereal, sugar, mineral water and orange juice.
Opting to purchase one of these means guests have a refreshing drink and a bite to eat upon their arrival, without having to hunt for a shop.
Guests holidaying at La Manga Club will find no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy during their stay, with everything from golf to sailing on offer in and around the resort.
One of the best ways to explore the local area is to get out and take an excursion.
For something a little different, why not consider booking a pony trekking trip and discovering Murcia on horseback.
The nearby Rancho de la Fuente riding stables organises guided rides along local beaches and through the stunning Calblanque National Park.
Located in the sun-soaked Murcia region of Spain, La Manga Club is surrounded by spectacular scenery, golden beaches and scenic tracks and trails.
One of the best ways to take a look at the area around the resort is to hire a bike.
Bicycles are available to rent at La Manga, with a variety of models available for riders of all ages.
Guests can also hire children's seats and trailers, ensuring that no one has to miss out.
Europe's biggest saltwater lagoon, the Mar Menor is located beside La Manga Club and surrounded by dozens of coves and stunning sandy beaches.
Also known as the Little Sea, it is around six degrees C warmer than the water surrounding it, making it the perfect place to enjoy activities such as snorkelling and sailing.
In addition, the Mar Menor is shallow and non-tidal, which means it is ideal for beginners to try their hand at scuba diving,
Some of the creatures divers can expect to encounter beneath the waves include moray eels, sunfish and turtles.
The Adventure Divers team is based at La Manga from Easter until November and offer a wide range of courses, catering for everyone from beginners to semi-professionals.
There is nothing better than enjoying a nice meal after a day of sightseeing or a tiring round of golf.
Guests holdaying at La Manga Club will find more than 20 bars and restaurants to choose from, making it possible to dine somewhere new every night.
A great option for families is Luigi's restaurant, which is located at Las Lomas Village.
The venue has a rustic Italian ambience and is the perfect place to enjoy a casual meal.
A holiday to Spain is not complete unless you have sampled some of the delicious local cuisine on offer.
Guests staying at La Manga Club will find a wide selection of eateries to choose from, with something to suit all tastes.
For fine wines and tasty tapas in elegant surroundings holidaymakers can head to La Bodega.
Located at La Plaza, the venue opens nightly for dinner and is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic evening meal and soak up some Spanish culture.