Delta, KLM sued for death of obese woman denied flight | Synopsis

Delta, KLM sued for death of obese woman denied flight

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The husband of an obese woman who was turned away from flying because of her weight is suing two airlines for causing her untimely death. Janos Soltesz and his wife Vilma, a 56-year-old diabetic with kidney disease, took their annual trip to their native Hungary in September 2012. The couple, who lived in the Bronx, were scheduled to return to New York on Oct. 15 — but both Delta and KLM airlines refused to let Vilma fly because of her 425-pound size. Their attorney, Peter Ronai, said Vilma and Janos waited five hours in the airport before she was told she would have to travel to Prague to catch a flight she could travel on. Once she boarded a plane in Prague, the captain told her she was too fat and kicked her off the plane.



Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.786675


Overall Sentiment: -0.0806565

Relevance: 0.7362

Janos Soltesz

Overall Sentiment: -0.321939

Relevance: 0.643125

Peter Ronai

Overall Sentiment: -0.396221

Relevance: 0.572467

Sentiment Quote
-0.531244 “I think there’s something wrong,” attorney Peter Ronai said …
-0.284113 “I think there’s something wrong,” attorney Peter Ronai said to CBS station WCBS in New York. “They took on the responsibility to get her to Hungary, it’s their responsibility to get her back. I don’t understand how she makes it there but she can’t come back. It’s completely illogical to me.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.815357
  • Mean: -0.4076785
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Nils Haupt

Overall Sentiment: 0.0442527

Relevance: 0.358028

Sentiment Quote
0.0534979 “We had 140 passengers on board, and they had connections and needed to travel. The question was never the seat belt. The question was the mobility of the passenger,” Lufthansa spokesman Nils Haupt told …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0534979
  • Mean: 0.0534979
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731


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Additional Info:

Organization: KLM

Overall Sentiment: -0.391602

Relevance: 0.620135

Company: Delta

Overall Sentiment: -0.102593

Relevance: 0.568855

Company: Lufthansa

Overall Sentiment: 0.059514

Relevance: 0.363411

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Company: Air France-KLM

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.321441

Company: CBS

Overall Sentiment: -0.149588

Relevance: 0.314124

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City: Prague

Overall Sentiment: -0.0400948

Relevance: 0.732135

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City: New York

Overall Sentiment: -0.139167

Relevance: 0.635094

City: Bronx

Overall Sentiment: 0.121255

Relevance: 0.354928

Disambiguation: AdministrativeDivision | PlaceWithNeighborhoods | USCountyReferences:

City: Frankfurt

Overall Sentiment: 0.17561

Relevance: 0.343484

City: Budapest

Overall Sentiment: -0.370775

Relevance: 0.323417

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Country: Hungary

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.497808

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HealthCondition: kidney disease

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.397191

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Source Webpage: Click

Webpage Provided Keywords:

  • airlines
  • delta
  • hungary
  • janos soltesz
  • klm
  • New York
  • obese
  • obese passenger
  • too fat to fly
  • vilma soltesz

Provided Desc:

Bronx resident, who weighed 425 lbs. and was a diabetic with kidney problems, died while waiting for a flight back from Europe

Site Provided Title:

Delta, KLM sued for death of obese woman denied flight


~ by vandal3di3go on December 15, 2012.