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Obese have right to 2 airline seats: Canada court
Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | 11/20/2008 | Rooters

Posted on 11/20/2008 11:43:58 AM PST by Cementjungle

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.

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; airlines; canada; obese; twoseatsforyou
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1 posted on 11/20/2008 11:43:59 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

here we go...


2 posted on 11/20/2008 11:44:57 AM PST by steveo
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To: Cementjungle
The wackadoo Canada Supreme Court ruled flying is an entitlement.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

3 posted on 11/20/2008 11:45:08 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Cementjungle
your new seatmate: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

4 posted on 11/20/2008 11:46:48 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Cementjungle

What about people with claustrophobia? Shouldn’t they be allowed more space so they won’t have a panic attack? And incredibly tall people should be allowed more leg room.


5 posted on 11/20/2008 11:47:08 AM PST by Burkean
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To: Cementjungle

6 posted on 11/20/2008 11:47:15 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Cementjungle
Well, Liz is in good shape then.
7 posted on 11/20/2008 11:47:20 AM PST by John W (Voters were more afraid of losing their money than losing their souls.)
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To: Cementjungle

Does that entitle them to two meals too?


8 posted on 11/20/2008 11:47:39 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

There actually ARE airlines which believe that all humans are under 5’ tall and 135 lbs and order their aircraft constructed accordingly.


9 posted on 11/20/2008 11:47:55 AM PST by varmintman
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To: Cementjungle

I recall being on this one flight in which this very large woman bought a coach class ticket and her seat was too small. She then demanded to be put into first class.

It was obvious that she had done this before.

What these people are demanding is that those who control their weight subsidize the transportation of those who do not.


10 posted on 11/20/2008 11:48:52 AM PST by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: Cementjungle

Lol!!!!


11 posted on 11/20/2008 11:48:54 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Cementjungle
"Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one...."

Yea! More money left over for Cheezy Poofs!

12 posted on 11/20/2008 11:49:30 AM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Cementjungle

how about senators with a “wide stance”?


13 posted on 11/20/2008 11:49:47 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Cementjungle

I’m thin; shouldn’t by fare be reduced by 1/2?

Put another thin [female if you please] in my seat, they make the same fare.


14 posted on 11/20/2008 11:49:58 AM PST by realdifferent1 ("If you saw Atlas,...what would you tell him to do?"... "To shrug.")
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To: realdifferent1
1. I’m thin; shouldn’t by fare be reduced by 1/2?

2. Put another thin [female if you please] in my seat, they make the same fare.

I'll go for option #2 :-)

15 posted on 11/20/2008 11:51:30 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: walford

Not only should their be no consequences for poor lifestyle choices,

they should be rewarded for them.

This is quintessential liberalism in action.


16 posted on 11/20/2008 11:51:43 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Cementjungle
Yes ma'am, you are indeed entitled to two seats.

You can have 16A and 22C.

Have a nice day, eh?

17 posted on 11/20/2008 11:52:00 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cementjungle
With that attitude Air Canada needs to go broke and US airlines should refuse to service Canada!

Fat people should have to pay triple!

18 posted on 11/20/2008 11:52:44 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Cementjungle

“Obese have right to 2 airline seats: Canada court”

This is total decimation!!!

If the fatty needs 3 seats instead of 2? Then what?


19 posted on 11/20/2008 11:52:44 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Cementjungle
Does that entitle them to two meals too?

You mean they'd have to cut down to two meals?

20 posted on 11/20/2008 11:52:49 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: walford
I recall being on this one flight in which this very large woman bought a coach class ticket and her seat was too small. She then demanded to be put into first class.

I have flown frequently and have witnessed the same statement by significantly overweight people more than once. One obese lady was somewhat obnoxious to the flight attendant. The flight attendant invited the person sitting next to her to move to first class!

21 posted on 11/20/2008 11:53:04 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Miss Behave
More money left over for Cheezy Poofs!

You mean like Richard Simmons?

22 posted on 11/20/2008 11:53:36 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

:-)


23 posted on 11/20/2008 11:53:48 AM PST by ctdonath2 (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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To: Cementjungle

It is wrong to make jokes at the expanse of the obese. ;)


24 posted on 11/20/2008 11:54:16 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Cementjungle
The Supreme Court of Canada


25 posted on 11/20/2008 11:54:21 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Cementjungle

Guess this is hidden in their constitution like the “Right to Privacy” is hidden deep inside ours?


26 posted on 11/20/2008 11:54:57 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Cementjungle

Nope, being obese is a choice and there are no protections for people that make poor lifestyle choices.


27 posted on 11/20/2008 11:55:05 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Cementjungle

Evidently the courts think obesity is so valuable that they want to make the airlines pay for it.

I guess obese people tend to die earlier and so cost the health system less. So maybe obesity IS valuable.


28 posted on 11/20/2008 11:55:19 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Cementjungle
Obese have right to 2 airline seats: Canada court

Assuming they pay for two seats, I agree.

29 posted on 11/20/2008 11:55:55 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Cementjungle

Does that mean that oprah and rosie o’donut get at least two seats now?


30 posted on 11/20/2008 11:56:49 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Bail Out / Ba rock O = Bend Over [BOHICA])
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To: EveningStar

Jolly Saint Nick Singing Choral.


31 posted on 11/20/2008 11:57:03 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: mlocher
I have flown frequently and have witnessed the same statement by significantly overweight people more than once. One obese lady was somewhat obnoxious to the flight attendant. The flight attendant invited the person sitting next to her to move to first class!

Oh, applause! tears of joy that there is one airline employee with a delicious sense of justice and fair play. That is too cool. Standing O!!!

32 posted on 11/20/2008 11:57:06 AM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: EveningStar
The Canadian Supreme Court: so far north they think they have to give away as much stuff as Santa Claus.
33 posted on 11/20/2008 11:57:47 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: Cementjungle
What about those of us who are extra tall?

I have less control over my height than most folks do over their weight.

Shouldn't I be given some extra room?

34 posted on 11/20/2008 11:57:52 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

“This is total decimation!!!”

Well that too, but I meant to say “discrimination!!!”


35 posted on 11/20/2008 11:58:01 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Well airlines are charging based on the weight of luggage, it’s only logical they should also charge each passenger per pound over a certain amount.


36 posted on 11/20/2008 11:58:11 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: EveningStar

Looks like a Christmas bell ringer choir.


37 posted on 11/20/2008 11:58:56 AM PST by llevrok (I missed doing drugs in the '60's but won't in my 60's)
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To: Cementjungle

Is Canada still a country? They’re very quiet up there.


38 posted on 11/20/2008 11:59:18 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: EveningStar

Oh boy, it’s Santa Claus! But why are there 9 of him?


39 posted on 11/20/2008 11:59:21 AM PST by tumblindice (In this school of war called life...)
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To: Cementjungle

I don’t see anything wrong with giving hefties two seats or even three, JUST CHARGE BY THE POUND for tickets! It’s the only fair way!!!!


40 posted on 11/20/2008 11:59:24 AM PST by blondee123 (Never acknowledge a Marxist as President of the United States of America!)
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To: The_Victor
Assuming they pay for two seats, I agree.

The court says they should get 2 seats for the price of 1.

41 posted on 11/20/2008 11:59:39 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

“Obese have right to 2 airline seats: Canada court”

#####

Next headline from the idiotic Canadian courts will be:

“Blind Have Right to Pilot Commercial Airliners”


42 posted on 11/20/2008 12:00:37 PM PST by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: mlocher
Last time I flew (and it is not often) I had a guy next to me so big his ass was half in my seat. I wish I could have had him pay for half my ticket. Atlanta to San Diego is a long flight in half of a tiny airline seat. I knew there was a problem when he asked for two seat belt extenders.
You take up two seats you pay for two seats.
43 posted on 11/20/2008 12:00:38 PM PST by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: Cementjungle

And terrorists ride free.


44 posted on 11/20/2008 12:00:40 PM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Cementjungle

Next time I’m Flying Canadian:

“Yes I’m obese, I need two seats. No, I only look thin. These clothes are very slimming”


45 posted on 11/20/2008 12:00:52 PM PST by dman4384
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To: Cementjungle
They sold a passenger a trip on their plane. How ever they choose to dice up their seating is their business. They may want to charge passengers by their weight if they desire and allocate seating by the amount paid. But if they are charging a oassenger for a trip they should provide seating.
46 posted on 11/20/2008 12:01:05 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: EveningStar

When you DRESS that stupidly, what do you expect from these morons!


47 posted on 11/20/2008 12:02:04 PM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: EveningStar

I knew it...the elves were conspiring on behalf of the fat jolly man in red...


48 posted on 11/20/2008 12:02:52 PM PST by JenB987
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To: Arrowhead1952

49 posted on 11/20/2008 12:03:38 PM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: Cementjungle

50 posted on 11/20/2008 12:03:50 PM PST by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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