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You’ll Believe A Fat Canadian Can Fly

by | 21st, November 2008

IN Canada it just got a lot harder to book an airline ticket. The planes are full – to bursting:

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.

What functions:

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.

It’s the anorexics and dwarves who get the most room…


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