Jauffret admits to weighing more than 160kg. Apparently the airline's staff measured his waist at New Delhi airport and decided he was too big for a single seat. Air France's lawyer told a French court that "the company had a clear policy of asking obese passengers to pay for two seats."
Weighty issues of discrimination in the air
A passenger is suing Air France after being forced to pay for a second seat on a flight from India last year, a case which will expose some of the problems of anti-discrimination rules.