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   Airlines says a sick, obese woman from the Bronx was too fat to fly home so she dies in Budapest. Hungary? No, that was the least of her problems

26 Nov 2012 01:35 PM   |   13514 clicks   |   NYPost
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UberDave    [TotalFark]  
If you weigh 425 pounds, can't walk, and want to fly half-way around the world, it might be better to get an oxygen tank and blanket and fly ratchet-strapped to the hold of a cargo plane.

26 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
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ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
Sounds like the problem was that she was so immense that she was pretty much immovable. If you break wheelchairs and even firefighters can't haul your ass on a plane, what else do you expect airlines to do?

26 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
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Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
i236.photobucket.com

Problem solved.

26 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Should have gotten Danny Glover and Ray Liotta to help.

26 Nov 2012 11:59 AM
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TDBoedy     
cdn.motinetwork.net

26 Nov 2012 01:37 PM
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cgraves67     
She needs one of those Sikorsky heavy-lift helicopters.

26 Nov 2012 01:38 PM
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namatad    [TotalFark]  
So they again went back to the vacation home to make other arrangements as Vilma became sicker and sicker.

See when "NORMAL" people get sicker and sicker, we go to the doctor or to the hospital.
When morons get sick, they go home and complain.

26 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
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Prank Monkey     
425 with one leg? I just feel bad that we will never get to see her hop.

26 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
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HotWingConspiracy    [TotalFark]  
"She was very ill and did not trust that the hospitals in former communist Hungary could attend to her needs," Ronai said.

Yeah guys, the airlines killed her.

26 Nov 2012 01:40 PM
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naturalbornposer     

namatad: So they again went back to the vacation home to make other arrangements as Vilma became sicker and sicker.

See when "NORMAL" people get sicker and sicker, we go to the doctor or to the hospital.
When morons get sick, they go home and complain.


She didn't trust the hospitals. From the article.

26 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
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desertgeek     

Prank Monkey: 425 with one leg? I just feel bad that we will never get to see her hop.


We should be glad she never got to hop. It would be like setting of a 6.0 earthquake.

26 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
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I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
I bet she's still over the carrion limit.

26 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
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Jument     
The puzzling thing about this story is that they got her ass to Hungary only a few weeks before. Assuming her weight didn't change much while she was there, WTF?

26 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
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Agent Smiths Laugh     

cgraves67: She needs one of those Sikorsky heavy-lift helicopters.


www.diseno-art.com

I do believe this is what you're referring to.

26 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
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Englebert Slaptyback     

Prank Monkey


425 with one leg? I just feel bad that we will never get to see her hop.


Give her a spike heel and let her look for oil.

26 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
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Salmon     
She should have swam, her pod would have found her.

26 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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cgraves67     

Agent Smiths Laugh: cgraves67: She needs one of those Sikorsky heavy-lift helicopters.



I do believe this is what you're referring to.


Indeed.

26 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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justanotherfarkinfarker     
If she didn't die then it wouldn't have been long. That is the sort of tragedy that is years in the making not three days. Stop killing yourself.

/Maybe UPS or FedEx coulda flown her out in a heated cargo hold.

26 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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Rwa2play    [TotalFark]  

UberDave: If you weigh 425 pounds, can't walk, and want to fly half-way around the world, it might be better to get an oxygen tank and blanket and fly ratchet-strapped to the hold of a cargo plane.


Would you like that aisle seat to hell smoking or non-smoking?

26 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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ha-ha-guy     

HotWingConspiracy: "She was very ill and did not trust that the hospitals in former communist Hungary could attend to her needs," Ronai said.

Yeah guys, the airlines killed her.


The dumbest thing in all this is they were in Europe. Take the damn train to Germany and go to a hospital there. First world medical care, a short train ride away (assuming Hungary's hospital is as terrible as they claim).

Also if they were in Hungary, how hard is it to get a hold of the US State Department and ask for help? I can get them on the phone when my ass is in inland China, you can reach them from Budapest or Prague.

26 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  

Jument: The puzzling thing about this story is that they got her ass to Hungary only a few weeks before. Assuming her weight didn't change much while she was there, WTF?


Well, maybe on the trip there she wasn't so sick and was able to sort of assist in oozing herself into the seats. On the way back it sounds like she was immobile and had to be carried. Even a team of firefighters could not squish her fat rolls onto the seats. It is hard to get a grip on a real fatty without some kind of sling and hoist.

26 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
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Grapple     
Natasha Romanoff: [watching the aliens come toward them] This is just like Budapest all over again.
Clint Barton: You and I remember Budapest very differently.

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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Pinner     
My idea, a fully funded, preconceived experiment:
Book a plane well ahead of time, maybe a commuter flight under 2hrs, with passengers all weighing in at 250lbs or more. They're all in on it. See what the airline does when a everyone is trying to buckle in, stow their bags, and there are a several people left with one buttcheek on the seat and one hanging in the isle.

Have a few attorneys ready to go on behalf of these passengers who are "asked to leave" because there is no room.
What would the airline do?

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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billhpc     
The world is not the ADA USA. If moving you poses life-threatening problems, stay the fark HOME.

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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Rwa2play    [TotalFark]  

namatad: So they again went back to the vacation home to make other arrangements as Vilma became sicker and sicker.

See when "NORMAL" people get sicker and sicker, we go to the doctor or to the hospital.
When morons get sick, they go home and complain.


Ummmm you didn't RTFA did you?

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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martid4    [TotalFark]  
Here she is! Mmmm...

i.dailymail.co.uk

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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Marine1     

Salmon: She should have swam, her pod would have found her.


I lol'd.

/Aisle-seat ticket, please.

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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heypete     

naturalbornposer: She didn't trust the hospitals. From the article.


If the choice is between "potentially crappy doctor" and "dying", I think I'll go with the doctor.

Evidently Hungarian health care doesn't suck: "The quality of medical care in Hungary is up to the standards of most western countries. In fact, Hungary is beginning to make its mark as a medical tourism destination."

26 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
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hdhale     
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.

They got her there but then couldn't get her home? I doubt she got that much bigger while abroad, so wtf?

26 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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Contents Under Pressure     
She flew out in September. How was it impossible for her to fly back? Couldn't they have called the carrier that did the outbound flight and make arrangements?

If not, they could have hired a van to drive her to France or England for medical care they could trust.

26 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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ha-ha-guy     

billhpc: The world is not the ADA USA. If moving you poses life-threatening problems, stay the fark HOME.


Apparently they owned a vacation home, so the 425 pound one legged whale bought property in a place where they felt they could gain access to adequate medical treatment. Morons.

26 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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LeroyBourne     
Man, that's a dead ringer for the 'Throw mama from the train' woman.

26 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
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Biness     
wait. ALL the airlines said this?

26 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
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Deep Contact     
She was on her last leg.

26 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
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SultanofSchwing     

martid4: Here she is! Mmmm...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]


looks like someone is one "waffer theen" away from bursting.

26 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
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Brick-House     
ObamaCare?

26 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
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epoc_tnac     

HotWingConspiracy: "She was very ill and did not trust that the hospitals in former communist Hungary could attend to her needs," Ronai said.

Yeah guys, the airlines killed her.


If only she could have travelled to some other country with a reputation for better hospitals.

I don't understand how she got to Budapest though. I know gulash has lots of calories but I didn't think you could put on so much weight during a few days that it would be impossible to leave again.

26 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
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Interceptor1     
This story is sad, sick and stupid.

26 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
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naturalbornposer     

Pinner: My idea, a fully funded, preconceived experiment:
Book a plane well ahead of time, maybe a commuter flight under 2hrs, with passengers all weighing in at 250lbs or more. They're all in on it. See what the airline does when a everyone is trying to buckle in, stow their bags, and there are a several people left with one buttcheek on the seat and one hanging in the isle.

Have a few attorneys ready to go on behalf of these passengers who are "asked to leave" because there is no room.
What would the airline do?


That's it, encourage not only unhealthy living, but also victimization and more frivolous lawsuits. Genius troll is genius.

26 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
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billhpc     

Pinner: My idea, a fully funded, preconceived experiment: Book a plane well ahead of time, maybe a commuter flight under 2hrs, with passengers all weighing in at 250lbs or more. They're all in on it. See what the airline does when a everyone is trying to buckle in, stow their bags, and there are a several people left with one buttcheek on the seat and one hanging in the Aisle. Have a few attorneys ready to go on behalf of these passengers who are "asked to leave" because there is no room. What would the airline do?


Going out on a limb here--let it fly, watch it crash-n-burn on takeoff. Less expensive than litigation, yes...?

26 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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Smeggy Smurf     
Holy shiat. My ex-wife is up to around 450 lbs now but she has both legs. It takes dedication to reach that weight. 450 and missing a leg is Olympic level dedication to her fatness

26 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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HailRobonia     

Contents Under Pressure: She flew out in September. How was it impossible for her to fly back? Couldn't they have called the carrier that did the outbound flight and make arrangements?


Because she flew south on the way there. It was downhill. Flying her north/uphill is a lot harder.

26 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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Biness     

naturalbornposer: Pinner: My idea, a fully funded, preconceived experiment:
Book a plane well ahead of time, maybe a commuter flight under 2hrs, with passengers all weighing in at 250lbs or more. They're all in on it. See what the airline does when a everyone is trying to buckle in, stow their bags, and there are a several people left with one buttcheek on the seat and one hanging in the isle.

Have a few attorneys ready to go on behalf of these passengers who are "asked to leave" because there is no room.
What would the airline do?

That's it, encourage not only unhealthy living, but also victimization and more frivolous lawsuits. Genius troll is genius.


i would pay money to see the flight attendants' faces.

26 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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MCStymie     
She was, at least, fat somewhere else.

26 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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Hack Patooey    [TotalFark]  
www.milbase.com

26 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
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you have pee hands     

hdhale: They got her there but then couldn't get her home? I doubt she got that much bigger while abroad, so wtf?


She had kidney problems so she legitimately might have put on a ton of water weight pretty quickly.

/definitely should have tried the hospital

26 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
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BobDeluxe     

martid4: Here she is! Mmmm...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]


what's that in her lap?

26 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
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naturalbornposer     

heypete: naturalbornposer: She didn't trust the hospitals. From the article.

If the choice is between "potentially crappy doctor" and "dying", I think I'll go with the doctor.

Evidently Hungarian health care doesn't suck: "The quality of medical care in Hungary is up to the standards of most western countries. In fact, Hungary is beginning to make its mark as a medical tourism destination."


I was simply relaying her feelings, stupid as they might have been.

Hungary is not the worst place in the world to get sick. I similarly would choose the "sketchy foreign doctor".

26 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
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viscountalpha     
She probably shouldn't of taken the trip in the first place. But how the heck did she get there safely on the incoming flight?!

26 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
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Brick-House     

Interceptor1: This story is sad, sick and stupid.


Welcome to fark where sad sick and stupid excel.

26 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
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