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Friday, November 21, 2008

Canada says obese need two seats on airline

Obese people have won the right to take up two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, thanks to their Supreme Court.

They have ruled that people who are "funcionally disabled by obesity" deserve to have two seats for one fare. Room for an attendant during the flight or access for a wheelchair is considered necessary.

Law Professor Linda McKay-Panos, who is herself clinically obese, has been fighting for the rights of obese travellers since she was charged for one and a half seats on a 1997 Air Canada flight.

I wonder if other airlines will follow Canada's lead, I doubt it.