Hm…what’s the best way to summarize this?
A woman weighing more than 400 pounds is in Hungary and needs to get back to the United States for medical treatment (she has kidney problems and diabetes….and weighs 400 pounds). She books 3 seats on a KLM-operated flight for the first leg home. Oh, speaking of legs, did I mention that she only has 1 leg? I should’ve mentioned that. Anyway, she gets onto the plane but there is no seatbelt extender large enough for her. Also, she is told that the seats won’t hold her.
Anyway, she then drives to Prague where she intends to board a Delta plane, but she is soon told by Delta staff that the wheelchair that the airline uses will not hold her weight.
Finally, she purchases 3 tickets for a flight on Lufthansa. When she goes to board that plane, staff are unable to lift her out of her wheelchair after struggling for half an hour.
Two days later the passenger dies (full story here, though let me note that some of the photos are kinda unpleasant), and now her family is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the 3 airlines.
I have absolutely no idea what the moral of this story is, but as a blogger I think I’m now obligated to note that had she purchased her ticket with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, she would have earned double miles. (Now the blogger police won’t come and get me).