Sickly Woman Traveling To Seek Treatment Dies After Being Denied A Seat By Airline For Being Too Obese
A 425-pound New York woman who was attempting to travel for illness treatment died of kidney failure less than two weeks after she was denied an airline seat for being overweight. And now her husband says the airline is to blame for his wife’s untimely death.
via Fox News
A sickly, obese Bronx woman was left stranded in Hungary then died from kidney failure after airline officials booted her from three New York-bound flights because she was too fat, her husband says.
“All we wanted was to come back home to get her treatment,” said a grieving Janos Soltesz, a Staten Island Ferry security guard whose 56-year-old wife, Vilma, died in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three jets.
Vilma, who weighed about 425 pounds, had only one leg and used a wheelchair. She traveled with her husband of 33 years to Hungary on Delta and KLM airlines on Sept. 17.
Before the journey, their travel agent informed Delta of Vilma’s condition and bought two tickets for her and one for Janos. They planned to come home Oct. 15 so Vilma could resume treatment with the doctors she had been seeing for years.
“They tried to fit her into the back of the plane, but they didn’t have an extension to secure her,” Janos said.
It sounds like the airline did all that they could to attempt to accommodate this woman but on the other hand, she also did her part by purchasing two tickets for herself.
So, it sees like she should have been able to board at least one of these flights. What say you Bossip fam?
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