Obese get two airline seats for the price of one in Canada

Thomas Lifson
The Supreme Court of Canada, by declining to take up an appeal, has ruled that obese people have a right to two airline seats on domestic Canadian flights for the price of one, Reuters reports.

More cost pressure on airfares. Given the rising rates of obesity, this could prove expensive for Canadian airlines. Given the proclivity of certain SCOTUS justices for using foreign laws as precedent, we could be seeing something similar in the US.

The obese deserve our compassion, and some obesity is unrelated to gluttony, the result of glandular and other disorders. But I wonder if the same logic might not require free first class seats for the tall.

Hat tip: Richard Weltz
The Supreme Court of Canada, by declining to take up an appeal, has ruled that obese people have a right to two airline seats on domestic Canadian flights for the price of one, Reuters reports.

More cost pressure on airfares. Given the rising rates of obesity, this could prove expensive for Canadian airlines. Given the proclivity of certain SCOTUS justices for using foreign laws as precedent, we could be seeing something similar in the US.

The obese deserve our compassion, and some obesity is unrelated to gluttony, the result of glandular and other disorders. But I wonder if the same logic might not require free first class seats for the tall.

Hat tip: Richard Weltz