"Too fat to fly"

Delta and KLM sued over 'too fat to fly' Vilma Soltesz


The husband of a US woman who was too big to be flown home from Europe - where she later died - is to sue the airlines involved for damages.

Vilma Soltesz, who weighed about 30st (193kg), was refused a place on two flights in October.

She died of kidney failure before a suitable flight could be found, after refusing treatment from local doctors.

 
 
 
 
Vocabulary:

to sue sb -

to refuse -

to take on (a responsibility) -

to trust sb/stg -

to suffer from (a disease) -

the cockpit -

to get off (the plane) -

to seek damages -




Do you think her husband should get damages?


 
 
 
 


Comments

Montse said…
Hi, Graham.
In my opinion the husband should get damages but only because the airlines accepted to get the woman to Hungary, at first. In this case they don’t have any excuse for not getting her back to US.
But I think that everybody must know what our limits are and if I had been that woman I had never flown to Europe. Besides, she didn’t want to be treated by the Hungarian doctors!
Montse said…
Graham, since a couple of weeks I can't see the "recent comments", do you know if there is anything wrong in the blog?
Graham said…
Montse,

It's a mad, mad, mad world.

The lady didn't die because they couldn't fit her in the plane. Google her name and see just how obese she was.

People try to blame others, any time a tragic event happens.


In my opinion the husband should get damages but only because the airlines accepted to get the woman to Hungary in the first place. In this case they don’t have any excuse for not getting her back to the US.

But I think that everybody must know what their limits are and if I had been that woman I would never have flown to Europe.


Graham said…
Montse,

There was a problem with the "recent comments". It seems that it is fixed now.