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Gingersnap
11-20-2008, 03:02 PM
Obese have right to 2 airline seats: Canada court

Thu Nov 20, 10:38 am ET OTTAWA (Reuters) Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.

The high court declined to hear an appeal by Canadian airlines of a decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency that people who are "functionally disabled by obesity" deserve to have two seats for one fare.

The airlines had lost an appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal in May and had sought to launch a fresh appeal at the Supreme Court. The court's decision not to hear a new appeal means the one-person-one-fare policy stands.

The appeal had been launched by Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet.

I just don't understand this. Has flying become some kind of natural right? :confused:

Yahoo (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081120/hl_nm/us_obesity_1)

Aaron Burr
11-20-2008, 03:13 PM
I think you're overlooking the opportunity to regain a little elbow room. The courts ruling merely states that obese people get two seats. Just get a note from your doctor. Last time I checked, obesity was only 20 pounds or so over some fictional target weight invented by some invisible medical council.

PoliCon
11-20-2008, 03:15 PM
I just don't understand this. Has flying become some kind of natural right? :confused:

Yahoo (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081120/hl_nm/us_obesity_1)meh. if you can't fit in one seat - you should have to pay for two - but at the same time - as someone who is 6'3 250 - there has to be some reasonable consideration. they really need to stop making the seats the right size for Japanese business men and more on the line of NORMAL sized people.

BSR
11-20-2008, 05:51 PM
So that's why Shannon isnt on. She's in Canada flying around.. :eek:

M21
11-20-2008, 09:37 PM
Put's faces to the old saying "When pigs fly.."