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stephen_s
08-29-2006, 08:01 AM
Wellington - A champion New Zealand athlete's bid for a world title has been threatened by loss of her prosthetic leg - which is sitting in a London warehouse with 20 000 other pieces of misdirected airline luggage, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

http://www.mweb.co.za/news/sport/?p=article&i=234282

Ned
08-29-2006, 08:28 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(stephen_s @ Aug 29 2006, 09:01 AM) 35838</div>
Wellington - A champion New Zealand athlete's bid for a world title has been threatened by loss of her prosthetic leg - which is sitting in a London warehouse with 20 000 other pieces of misdirected airline luggage, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

http://www.mweb.co.za/news/sport/?p=article&i=234282
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U N B E L I E V A B L E. Actually it's very believable, except for the part that US Air had nothing to do with it. :lol:

I'm not making light of this, but couldn't resist the dig. One would hope they would really try to find this fast. I'm serious about this, it's just another reason to only do carry-on if possible, or ship something that valuable ahead by air freight. You know these prosthetics are very expensive, and if they don't find it, or it's damaged, they are not going to pay more than a measily $500, no matter what.

You can't put valuables or valued items in check-in!!!

jfrenaye
08-29-2006, 08:42 AM
Man it really is beginnning to cost an arm and a leg to fly these days! (Sorry, could not resist)--I did not read the article, but are prosthetics now a banned item because of their gel -like consistency?

Kairho
08-29-2006, 10:30 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jfrenaye @ Aug 29 2006, 09:42 AM) 35851</div>
Man it really is beginnning to cost an arm and a leg to fly these days! (Sorry, could not resist)--I did not read the article, but are prosthetics now a banned item because of their gel -like consistency?
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But that brings up an interesting question. Assuming TSA were to ban such prosthetics, would they be in violation of Disabilities Act laws? Government fight!

Ned
08-29-2006, 02:11 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kairho @ Aug 29 2006, 11:30 AM) 35866</div>
But that brings up an interesting question. Assuming TSA were to ban such prosthetics, would they be in violation of Disabilities Act laws? Government fight!
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And would or should it matter whether you wear it into the cabin or carry it into the cabin?

Kairho
08-29-2006, 02:20 PM
She should sue the airport authority or airline, but I don't think she would get too far as she doesn't have a leg to stand on.

Ned
08-29-2006, 04:33 PM
There is one thing this discussion definitely shows. Many Tripsonians have morbid senses of humor. :lol:

weblet
08-29-2006, 05:02 PM
I didn't need to read the posts - I knew from the title of the thread things would go downhill fast...

Ned
08-29-2006, 05:08 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(weblet @ Aug 29 2006, 06:02 PM) 35919</div>
I didn't need to read the posts - I knew from the title of the thread things would go downhill fast...
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And you were right. Any more, and we could put this into a stand-up routine...

When we're not trying to make puns and jokes about this we should remember this guy was going for a world record. This is not a trivial loss, especially for a world class athlete.

weblet
08-29-2006, 05:18 PM
Most definitely not a trivial loss! Prosthetics are damned expensive, even when they aren't specially designed for athletic competition!

We're just jaded...

Anita Dunham-Potter
08-29-2006, 06:54 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ned @ Aug 29 2006, 05:33 PM) 35914</div>
There is one thing this discussion definitely shows. Many Tripsonians have morbid senses of humor. :lol:
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Ned,
We certainly have a "leg up" on the morbid humor.... :P

Anita

Ned
08-29-2006, 08:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Anita Dunham-Potter @ Aug 29 2006, 07:54 PM) 35936</div>
Ned,
We certainly have a "leg up" on the morbid humor.... :P

Anita
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Et tu Anita. I've been waiting for you to join in.