What we’re reading: Delta & KLM sued for woman’s death, cause of AA’s loose seats, following Lincoln


Delta, KLM sued for death of obese woman denied flight

The husband of an obese woman is suing Delta and KLM for not allowing her to board a plane home, which delayed necessary medical treatment.

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.

Cost-cutting cited in loose plane seats

American Airlines grounded its 757 fleet when the seats came loose. It also grounded one of its 767 aircraft because of problems that can cause the seat to come loose. Why the seat problems?

[T]he airline, in trying to cut costs during bankruptcy, hired outside maintenance companies this summer for the first time to modify its cabins. And airline documents show that those workers did not understand how to properly install the seats.

Following Lincoln: the USA’s best Abraham Lincoln travel sights

For those that are fascinated with Abraham Lincoln, Lonely Planet has put together a list of several states that have something to do with our 16th president.

Springfield, Illinois

Illinois’ capital is overwhelmingly Lincoln destination #1. Here you’ll find the only house Lincoln ever owned, his final resting place, and the streets where the young lawyer made himself a national figure, plus as many fake beards as you could ever want. Casual Lincoln fans will be satisfied with a day here – nuts like me can easily fill three.