Right after Ed posted “Are You in Danger of Getting Deep Vein Thrombosis?“, I read an interesting piece on MSNBC that stated that U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker is allowing 3 lawsuits to proceed by passengers who claim that cramped seating resulted in blog clots.
Apparently these passengers had each complained of pain to their respective airline (Singapore, U.S. Airways and Delta), which in turn did not permit them to switch to seats with more leg room.
Hmmm… let’s see, how would that request go?
“OWWWWWW… can I get a free upgrade to first class?”
I personally would rather avoid risking the blood clot in the first place by buying a first class ticket, wearing those compression socks and following the other recommendations Ed talked about in his post.
Prevention is the best cure!
[tags]blood clots,flying,lawsuit,compression socks[/tags]
Debo Hobo says
Gosh the things we’ll do to get into First Class. LOL:)
MJ Klein says
years ago, a friend of mine swore that his mother had a cure for leg cramps and the associated danger of clots. she cut out pieces of brown paper bag and put them into her shoes like one of those cushion inserts. my friend also tried this and he swore that it worked too. in all of my long international flights i’ve never tried it. but i often wonder if it actually works.