TANSTAAFL: Airline Seats for Obese Passengers
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Under new rules outlined by United Airlines, passengers who "are unable to fit into a single seat in the ticketed cabin; are unable to properly buckle the seatbelt using a single seatbelt extender; and/or are unable to put the seat's armrests down when seated" will be denied boarding unless they purchase an extra seat.
I guess this would actually be TANSTAAFAS.
Good News: At least for international flights when food is provided, wouldn't the overweight passengers have the advantage of getting two meals when purchasing two tickets?
Update: In the UK, the NHS is paying (bribing") people to lose weight.