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    Too Fat To Fly: Obese Woman Dies

    Too FAT to fly: Sick American woman dies in Hungary after 'airline kicks her off three New York flights because she was too obese'

    • Vilma Soltesz, 56, weighed over 30 stone, put on weight during holiday, had only one leg and used a wheelchair
    • She died from health complications in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three jets

    By Jill Reilly
    PUBLISHED: 12:34 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 18:27 GMT, 26 November 2012
    A U.S woman died on holiday in Hungary after being refused a seat on three flights back to New York because she was too heavy to fly, according to her husband.
    Vilma Soltesz, 56, from New York, had weighed about 425lbs (30 stone 5llbs), had only one leg and used a wheelchair
    She died from health complications in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three flights and now her death could now be the cause of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the airlines.
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    Stranded: Vilma Soltesz, 56, from New York, had weighed about 425 pounds, although she put on weight during holiday, had only one leg and used a wheelchair




    On September 17, she had travelled with her husband Janos to Hungary to stay in their holiday home, a trip they made every year, reported the New York Post.
    Before the journey, their travel agent informed Delta of Mrs Soltesz's condition and they planned to return on October 15 so Mrs Soltesz could continue her medical treatment for her illness - a combination of kidney disease and diabetes.
    Mr Soltesz said his wife was already seated on the plane when they were asked to leave by KLM.

    Struggle: In Prague although a local fire department were brought into to help move Mr Soltesz into three seats assigned to her, they could not lift her out of the wheelchair

    'They tried to fit her into the back of the plane, but they didnít have an extension to secure her,' he said.

    She had gained weight due to her illness and the airline said it did not have a seat-belt extender for her, Mr Soltesz said.


    He was also told the seat back could not take his wifeís weight.



    Predicament: Mrs Soltesz had gained weight due to her illness and the airline said it did not have a seat-belt extender for her according to her husband


    After leaving the airplane, the couple waited in the airport for several hours and then were told to drive five hours to Prague for a Delta plane that could accommodate her as a disabled person.

    But in Prague, Delta staff told the couple the airlineís plastic wheelchair could not hold her weight and
    the staff also couldnít put her on the sky-lift elevator.

    The couple, who were born in Hungary, were forced to return to their holiday home until their New York travel agent managed to get them on an October 22 Lufthansa flight to New York via Frankfurt, which would be able to accommodate her size.

    Sue: Mrs Soltesz died from health complications in Hungary nine days after she was kicked off the first of three flights and now her death could now be the cause of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the airlines

    Although a local fire department were brought in to help move Mrs Soltesz into three seats assigned to her, they could not lift her out of the wheelchair.

    After half an hour of trying to move her, the captain asked them to leave the plane.

    'We had 140 passengers on board, and they had connections and needed to travel,' said Lufthansa spokesman Nils Haupt.

    'The question was never the seat belt. The question was the mobility of the passenger.'
    But when they returned to their holiday home again to make alternative arrangement Mrs Soltesz became more poorly.

    Difficulty: Mrs Soltesz struggling to get in the car

    The couple did not opt to see a doctor in Hungary as they felt the staff would not be familiar with her medical needs, and two days later Mrs Soltesz died and she was buried in Hungary.
    Now attorney Holly Ostrov Ronai, who is considering a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the airlines accusing them of violating laws protecting the disabled.
    'KLM is deeply saddened by the death of Mrs. Vilma Soltesz and would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to her family. We have outlined the facts below: it appeared on the passengerís return that it was not physically possible for her to board the aircraft, despite every effort made by KLM to this end. A seat or belt extender did not offer a solution either,' said a KLM spokesperson.

    'Subsequently, KLM and itís partners Delta and Air France did it utmost to find an alternative in the two days that followed. The passenger also took the initiative herself to approach her ticket agent to look for alternatives with other airlines, but we cannot of course comment on the content and/or period in question.'

    'After the operating carrier in Budapest was physically unable to board Mrs. Soltesz on its flight, and despite a determined good-faith effort by Delta in Prague, we were also physically unable to board her on our aircraft,' said Delta spokesman Russel Cason to the New York Post.
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    one fat bitch less, what a shame.

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    I should not but will. As far as winning a settlement she does not have a leg to stand on. sorry.

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    for those that cant read... shes dead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    her illness - a combination of kidney disease and diabetes.
    with this weight, probably most would have kidney problems and diabetes...

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    Would have thought Hungry would have been her last place of holiday choice.

    Mabe she was looking for inspiration.

    Surely KLM are air freight specialists ? Couldn't they have forklifted her into a cargo hold complete with burgers and fries and an oxygen mask ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    Would have thought Hungry would have been her last place of holiday choice.
    she put more weight on there

    always Hungry

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    one fat bitch less, what a shame.
    Yet, the warm and fuzzy PC still is with us.

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    Anyone in her condition shouldn't be travelling at all apart from in a commercial vehicle. They should never had let her leave the USA by aircraft.

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    Sucks for her, but just imagine that thing being trollied down the aisle and shoe-horned into the seat next to you for a long-haul flight.?

    Render her for soap / glue.

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    The poor Hungarian guy is doing his best to shovel it into the car , but her hubby don't seem to be over exerting himself to help.

    I wonder where you get trousers that size ?

    I could make a bloody fortune at our local car boot sales flogging them to the local tattoed wilder beasts waddling around there , squeezing their size 44 carcases into size 32 clothes . Still they look the part with their iphone5's and beautiful £50 fake finger nails
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    The article said that she and her husband traveled to their vacation home in Hungary every year. I'm just having trouble with understanding her motivation. Travel for someone of her size was obviously a nightmare, she was extremely ill, and WTF was she going to do on a "vacation"? Collapse, gasping for air into a reinforced chair and eat? She sure wasn't going out skiing or jogging. Or doing anything else like going to a restaurant where the chairs wouldn't hold her weight. Just can't imagine the lure of vacationing abroad annually. Strange.

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    it can have been their native country, as their names sound so...

    Vilma Soltesz

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    Quote Originally Posted by alitongkat View Post
    it can have been their native country, as their names sound so...

    Vilma Soltesz
    Quite possible, but that still doesn't explain why she would subject herself (and others) to that type of annual trip.

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    The article states they are Hungarian born.

    I don't know why she was even attempting a flight, surely this is exactly the type of cargo container ships where designed for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    The couple, who were born in Hungary, were forced to return to their holiday home until their New York travel agent managed to get them on an October 22 Lufthansa flight to New York via Frankfurt, which would be able to accommodate her size.
    sure does but dont tell ali that, he is on the trail of the true culprits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    Mrs Soltesz had gained weight due to her illness and the airline said it did not have a seat-belt extender for her according to her husband
    Well, her husband is in denial. She didn't gain weight because of her illness; she has her illness because she's a fat kunt. I suppose he'll try to sue McShit because they forced her to eat tons of sugar and salt every day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post






    Let me get this straight - the woman in the photo above died - and its news??

    Fuck me.

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    The airline was aware of her condition and accepted her to fly to Hungary.
    The airline was aware of her condition and refused to fly her to US.

    She died because of the inability of the airline to accommodate her on their plane for the return trip and was thrown off the plane because it would make other passengers late.

    The airline accepted payment for her but found "reasons" not to fly her home.

    Yes she is fat and only has one and a half legs but the airline managed to board her on the outward journey.

    Piss poor airline management and deservedly will be sued.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    The airline was aware of her condition and accepted her to fly to Hungary.
    The airline was aware of her condition and refused to fly her to US.

    She died because of the inability of the airline to accommodate her on their plane for the return trip and was thrown off the plane because it would make other passengers late.

    The airline accepted payment for her but found "reasons" not to fly her home.

    Yes she is fat and only has one and a half legs but the airline managed to board her on the outward journey.

    Piss poor airline management and deservedly will be sued.
    Yet, in a free market the airlines will be able to develop their administravtive rules and policies without unreasoned government intervention and those whom would surely get their knickers in a twist at every call.
    Can't please everyone. Certainly in extreme and particular cases [this fat cnut comes to mind].

    Just another tabloid-intense story that disguises itself as news.
    Who gives a rat's fcuk.

    Marmers post at #17 sums it all up nicely.
    End of PC tale,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Can't please everyone
    She was assigned three seats, which leads me to believe the airline were aware of her size. WTF has it to do with government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Marmers post at #17 sums it all up nicely.
    I suspect Marmite is unaware of her illness and diet, but I may have missed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Who gives a rat's fcuk.
    I would have thought that if your wife/daughter/GF was thrown off a plane for a "reason" and they died, you would be a little angry.
    Last edited by OhOh; 27-11-2012 at 11:16 PM.

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    OhOh, to date all commercial, private and charter carriers are licenced, subsidized, and regulated by respected government bodies - pretending to have an independent sanction.

    It does have everything to do with anything - in this discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    The airline was aware of her condition and accepted her to fly to Hungary.
    The airline was aware of her condition and refused to fly her to US.

    She died because of the inability of the airline to accommodate her on their plane for the return trip and was thrown off the plane because it would make other passengers late.

    The airline accepted payment for her but found "reasons" not to fly her home.

    Yes she is fat and only has one and a half legs but the airline managed to board her on the outward journey.

    Piss poor airline management and deservedly will be sued.
    'refused' to fly her to the US? sounds like they tried to but were unable to.
    Looks like she died because she was morbidly obese rather than any other reason.
    Some people are in favour of a litigation culture, unfortunately it increases the cost for everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    OhOh, to date all commercial, private and charter carriers are licenced, subsidized, and regulated by respected government bodies - pretending to have an independent sanction.

    It does have everything to do with anything - in this discussion.
    I would suspect the airlines have to gain a licence by agreeing to meet some procedures and follow laws.

    In this instance they decided to offload a passenger because they had not planned as to how they would accommodate the passenger, the time it would take for her to be boarded, insufficient seat belts, got to meet the flight schedule etc. No government rules, decisions by airline employees.

    Quote Originally Posted by draco888
    Looks like she died because she was morbidly obese rather than any other reason.
    Possibly so, but the airline knew of her condition and accepted her as a passenger. If they thought she was unfit to fly they should have had a doctor examine her, but they don't appear to have done even that, to cover there arse.

    Is morbidly obese a reason to ban them from being an airline passengers now? No, the airlines just insist that they purchase, in this case it seems, three seats.
    Last edited by OhOh; 28-11-2012 at 12:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post

    Is morbidly obese a reason to ban them from being an airline passengers now?
    Yes, it is.
    This would include passengers that are not fit to fly.
    Need not get into details, as the situations/scenarios might be endless.

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