A 36 stone man and his family have been left to find their own way home from America after British Airways refused to fly the man back to France because of his size.
Kevin Chenais, 22, had initially flown to the United States on the UK airline 18 months ago in order to undergo hormone treatment.
But when he decided it was time to head back to Europe he was refused entry onto a return flight from Chicago airport, with staff telling him it wasn’t safe for him to travel because of his size.
This was despite him weighing around the same amount he did when he first travelled.
‘We blame British Airways because now they just leave us, and they brought us here,’ said his mother Christina.
‘If they could bring him here with that problem in economy, there is a way to take him back by economy.
‘But just get him back home for his medical treatments to continue.’
Kevin and his family now intend to travel to France via a ferry from New York.
British Airways has said it tried to help the overweight man but ‘exhausted all options’.
A spokesman for the company added: ‘We will always try to accommodate someone if it’s possible and safe to do so.
‘Unfortunately it is not possible to safely accommodate the customer on any of our aircraft and the family has been offered a full refund.’