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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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Member since Sep 2012
1114 posts

re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
Wow! I have no problem with fat people on airplanes as long as they buy two seats.


TheDiesel
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Member since Feb 2010
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
Wow. It is not the responsibility of the airlines to get her to her doctors


Papa Tigah
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
Wow, that's something that you don't read everyday.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
Had to have an elevator because she's too fat and unhealthy to walk, yet its the airline's fault she died. Good grief.


stapuffmarshy
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
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It is not the responsibility of the airlines to get her to her doctors



this



but she could have made it if they had only given her a Dr Pepper IMO


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LSUcdro
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Kafka
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
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



Sl4m
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
The family should consider suing each other for allowing her to get fatter with every passing day without some sort of intervention.


Skillet
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
i could see that happening to hulklogan.


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Swoopin
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
8 pages


JOJO Hammer
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Except Male White Christian Southerners


fify


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NastyTiger
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
She sounds hot.


onelochevy
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
her family is about to get PAID.


Scruffy
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
Fat people aren't really people.


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PBnJ
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
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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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LOCO5150
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
WYHI

WYLHSI


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tom
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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
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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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re: Ailing 425 Pound Woman Dies After Being Refused Boarding From Three Airlines
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.


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