I would have posted here http://www.adisc.org/forum/mature-to...at-people.html but it was a little too late and it was locked. Seems there has been a new development on the subject in Canada: Disabled, obese allowed free extra plane seat .
Not much comment on this except to wonder how it will work as a practical matter. What if the plane is fully booked? If the testing method is based on someone sitting down and trying to lower the armrest, one might not know for sure ahead of time. Oddly, I haven't noted any accomodations offered for people who are very tall, which is definitely something beyond a person's control.