October 1, 2014
For a third time in the past week, a passenger jet has been diverted in the United States because of a fight over a reclining seat.
On Monday night, a Delta flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York was on its way to West Palm Beach, Florida. Passenger Aaron Klipin said the woman sitting next to him knitting, “Tried to recline her seat back and the woman behind her started screaming and swearing. A flight attendant came over and that just exacerbated what was going on and then she demanded the flight land.”
The woman behind the reclining seat claims she was trying to sleep. She was removed from the flight before it was allowed to continue on to West Palm Beach.
Last week, similar mid-flight fights erupted over the use of reclining seats. One was diverted to Boston while en route from Miami to Paris. Another domestic flight was diverted to Chicago.
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