French family stranded in Chicago after airline denies service to severely overweight passenger

Posted on November 9, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Stories, Travel Aviation, United-States

NBC News reports that a French family has been stranded in Chicago for about a week after British Airways deemed a man too fat to fly. Kevin Chenais, 22, a resident of France, reportedly tips the scales at more than 500 pounds, and that’s too much for British Airways to handle. A British Airways spokesperson confirmed the airline was unable to let Chenais on a flight from Chicago to France because of safety issues. “Our customer service team worked diligently to find a solution and have exhausted all options,” the airline said in a statement. Read article

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