A ferry company, P&O ferry has come to the aid of Kevin Chenais, the French man that was not allowed to travel on the Eurostar because he was deemed “to fat to travel”.
We reported here that Mr. Chenais was stranded in London as Eurostar would not allow him board their train because they reckoned they would have problems evacuating him should an emergency occur.
His problems actually started from the US, where he had been since May last year for a medical procedure, when he wasn’t allowed to board a British Airways plane because of his weight.
Virgin Atlantic eventually came to his rescue by flying him and his parents home from the US.
On getting to London, unfortunately, he was told by Eurostar that he couldn’t travel on their train.
But ferry firm P&O said it would transport the 22-year-old back across the English Channel on its Spirit of Britain vessel.
A P&O spokesman said: “We’re delighted to help. It’s not difficult for us.
“We’re used to carrying ambulances across the Channel, so we’re set up for this type of thing.
“It’s difficult to imagine the frustration that this gentleman has gone through. But for us, it’s very straight-forward as we’re set up to carry people who have medical needs.”
A British Airways statement said: “We will always try to accommodate someone if it’s possible and safe to do so.
“Our customer service team worked diligently to find a solution and have exhausted all options.”