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Hugo Stiglitz
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Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines

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An ailing, 425-pound woman who was turned away by three airlines as she tried to return to the U.S. from Europe has died overseas, prompting legal action from her family.

Vilma Soltesz and her husband traveled to Hungary in September to spend a month in their former homeland – a trek the Bronx residents made every year to visit family.

They flew from New York to Budapest on KLM without any problems, with Soltesz purchasing two seats for herself because of her size, said Holly Ostrov Ronai, the family’s attorney.

But when the couple tried to return to New York in October, the problems began.

“They were sent from airline to airline, they were sent driving around, they were just treated completely inhumanely,” Ronai told NBC News. “(The airlines) had a duty to get her home to her doctors.”

Soltesz, 56, and her husband came on board their scheduled KLM flight to New York on Oct. 15 with the help of a Skylift elevator, but the captain told them to disembark because of an issue with the seatback and because the airline didn’t have a seatbelt extender, Ronai said.

KLM countered that it was not physically possible for Soltesz to board the aircraft, despite every effort made by the airline.


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DumpsterFire
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Wow! I have no problem with fat people on airplanes as long as they buy two seats.


TheDiesel
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Wow. It is not the responsibility of the airlines to get her to her doctors


Papa Tigah
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Wow, that's something that you don't read everyday.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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Had to have an elevator because she's too fat and unhealthy to walk, yet its the airline's fault she died. Good grief.


LSUcdro
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Kafka
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Now we see the inevitable legal reaction to "fattism"

Soon we won't be able to discriminate against anybody


























Except White Christian Southerners


















And married military policemen



Skillet
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i could see that happening to hulklogan.


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Swoopin
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8 pages


Scruffy
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Fat people aren't really people.


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PBnJ
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“They were sent from airline to airline, they were sent driving around, they were just treated completely inhumanely,”


What's really inhumane is allowing yourself to eat your way to 425 lbs.


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“This should not have happened at all and it should never happen to anyone else, ever,” Ronai said.


Yeah, because noone should ever be that fat.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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she could have lost some weight pretty easily in order to get on a plane


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LSUBoo
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
This reminds me of a Queen song.


jimithing11
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Fat fricks gonna fat frick


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NoHoTiger
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
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KLM countered that it was not physically possible for Soltesz to board the aircraft, despite every effort made by the airline.

So how did she get on board a flight out of New York? It seems if size was that big an issue, then it should have been an issue on the way over.


Uncle Stu
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turned away by three airlines

did they even try Fed-Ex??


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junkfunky
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She should have tried FedEx.

eta: dammit
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Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines And Refusing to Go to the Hospital in Hungary Which Would Have Saved Her Life


FIFY


dewster
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Make her buy two seats like she did on the previous flight. Problem solved.
This post was edited on 11/27 at 1:08 pm


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