Delta flies sick woman to Hungary, can't bring her home

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Mike, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They bought 3 tickets, two for her, one for him.

    This should make anyone who need to buy an extra seat think twice about flying.

    New York Post: Sickly, obese Bronx woman dies in Hungary after airlines say she's too fat to fly

    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.
  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    The husband should have chartered a medical evacuation flight for her - but she should not have gone in the first place.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Delta should not be selling tickets to people require 2+ seats if they're incapable of boarding them at any point during the itinerary. Delta is fully responsible for the failures by KLM in Hungary and Delta in Prague.

    Delta & KLM function as a single airline in North Atlantic operations, sharing expenses and profits, an arrangement originally created by KLM and NW and more recently expanded to include AF.

    I'm sure everyone has the resources to do that.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Bet Delta had no problem charging cargo rates to return the womans body.
  5. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    The article also said they didn't trust the medical care there and so she didn't seek any medical treatment.

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