Air Canada is being forced by the Canadian Transportation Agency to provide extra seats to overweight (and disabled...but I don't take issue with that, really) passengers at no additional charge. (Read story here.)
How does that make any sense? Being a mite (i.e. 50 fucking pounds) overweight myself, I know exactly what it is that's gotten me to this point...myself. I'm still able to sit comfortably enough in coach seats on most flights I'm on, but I have to say that the last time I flew to Orange County proved to me that I can't get much bigger unless I plan on upgrading to Business Class when I fly. Those coach seats are a little tight for my taste.
But then again, I do like my personal space, even when I'm on a plane or what have you.
Anyway, I think this ruling is total CRAP. If people are so overweight that they need two seats in order to be comfortable/for others to be comfortable around them, they should have to pay for it. If they think otherwise, then they are in denial, and need to seek counseling.
What do you think about this kind of rule?