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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglepilot View Post
    Glad it wasn't AA?

    Seriously though, there is a limit as to what an airplane can do. They are not designed to accomodate passengers like this, nor are the wheelies and isle chairs most airlines deploy. It's unfortunate, but the economics simply do not allow an operator to equip their aircraft to handle a small percentage of customers who have handicaps of this nature. There are charter services etc, however, they are out of reach for the common man.

    Bottom line? Some just aren't fit for air travel. It's reality.

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    Had a Pax yesterday break the seat frame, not the hinge, but the actual frame. The Mech. said that the seat was degined to withstand over 9 "G's" and was dumbfounded as to how one person can break a seat by sitting in it. He took out the whole seat assembly (2 seats) plus the 2 seats behind it. sad really.

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    That is where something like this comes in handy! Used that plane for a 475lb gentleman who was only 5'8"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drama View Post
    The Mech. said that the seat was degined to withstand over 9 "G's"
    Well...yeah that's what they like to tell us in fleet FAM, but if you investigate deeper you'll find that by "rated to 9 Gs" they mean that at -9 Gs at a very specific force vector, at an assumed mass range for the seated PAX(s) the seat and the seat track are supposedly designed to not depart their installed locations. If one confuses that to mean the seats in our aircraft are overly strong or durable one would be mistaken.

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    This is rediculous how her "disablement" killed her. She died b/c she was obese, which caused her problems and that's what the doctor would have said too. Amazing how there is precidence against an airline for this. Years of over eating the twinkies killed her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b777flyboy View Post
    This is rediculous how her "disablement" killed her. She died b/c she was obese, which caused her problems and that's what the doctor would have said too. Amazing how there is precidence against an airline for this. Years of over eating the twinkies killed her.
    Agreed her disablement killed her; specifically "kidney disease and diabetes", which probably explains her amputation. As for the cause of her obesity, I don't know. Being that big and sick may be more than just too many Twinkies.

    While the lawyers may want to cash in on this, the fact three different airlines from three different countries had to deny her boarding because of regulations on seat belts and lack of seats to accommodate such a large and sick passenger should make it difficult to collect.

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