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Obese get 2 plane seats

Canada’s largest airline is trying to figure out which obese and disabled passengers will be eligible for additional seats at no charge after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the airlines.

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said Monday they are developing detailed eligibility rules for free seats.

"It’s been basically left to the airlines to determine how they are going to comply," Fitzpatrick said.

Under the ruling, airlines cannot charge extra for an obese person who needs an additional seat or a disabled person who needs space for a wheelchair or stretcher or who must be accompanied by an attendant.

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