Monday, November 24, 2008

Too much meat for just one seat

Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled recently.
Althouse brings up a good points:

If you get a free extra seat now, won't people be clamoring to be
considered one of the truly obese? Does some government agency certify that you
are fat to the point of disability and thus entitled to accommodation? Or is
this just a matter of airlines telling some people they'll have to pay for a
second seat -- and now, they're being told they will need to give that seat for
free? If the latter, some of the chubbier passengers may decide to sprawl
strategically to extort extra space from the airline. If the plane is full, who
gets bumped?

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