Being tall can have many perks: a better view at concerts and sporting events and the ability to reach objects on the high shelves at grocery stores. But being tall also comes with its challenges: not being able to comfortably sit in aircraft seats with limited leg room.
But is being tall a disability?
Malcolm Johnson, who stands 6’7½ ”, filed an application with the Canadian Transportation Agency pursuant to Subsection 172(1) of the Canada Transportation Act, S.C., 1996, c. 10 (the “CTA”) against Air Canada with regard to the additional fees charged for economy class seats with extra leg room.
Mr. Johnson argued that, because of his height, he could not sit in a “regular seat” without endangering …Keep reading