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Unruly passenger forces plane to land

February 4, 2013, 3:42 pm Chris Ashton Yahoo!7

A 42-year-old woman aboard a JetBlue flight became violent when a man was upgraded to her row for free, causing the flight be diverted.

Unruly passenger forces plane to land

If you've paid good money for your premium airline seat, you might be a little peeved when someone from gets upgraded for free - but would you get violent? This passenger did.

A 42-year-old woman on board a JetBlue flight from New York to San Diego became enraged when a man was moved to a seat in her row without paying extra.

It's alleged he was moved up to one of the airline's "Even More Space" premium seats when it was discovered his in-flight TV monitor was broken.

According to witnesses, the woman became abusive towards her new seatmate and got into an argument with the flight crew, which reportedly became physical. An air marshal intervened and the flight was diverted to Denver. Law enforcement was waiting at the gate.

Police said the woman was "volatile and was interfering with the flight crew".

The 137 passengers on board the flight endured a delay of several hours before they were back on their way to San Diego.

Denver police said they aren't pursuing charges.

Do you think its fair to upgrade for free?

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  1. Daryl Holt08:42am Wednesday 06th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Old saying. "You get what You give".... She must be in line for a world of pain!

  2. Barbara11:49am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    good on him.... Ive never been so lucky

  3. Dean06:19am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Dumbass woman shouldn't have paid for the premium seat then and hoped for a free upgrade like this gentleman received. It is a rare perk that is afforded. It is not like he was bumped up to First Class ahead of her. Any airline that gives upgrades in certain situations in my opinion will get a more loyal following. #$%$ her!

  4. lida05:19am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Its pure selfishness. What is that to you if someone gets upgraded. Whatever good deeds the owner of the plane does for anyone is the business of the company.

  5. MIKE D01:37am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Take a survey of Premium passengers to find out how many of them are taxpayer funded trips anyway..

  6. Me01:36am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Typical Bloody American mentality. Who cares who they sit next to on a plane unless you own the plane of course, or your travelling with somebody.

  7. Jack Downs 042112:44am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    This is highly absurd and unfair. Why shifty someone to premium class just because his entertainment unit is broken? Why is it broken in the first place and not repaired? Just shift him to another seat within the price range he payed for, not unless they were going with those F.A.A regulations.

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  8. Luis E. Osorio-M.12:18am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The guy was moved and/or upgraded because his entertainment system did not work properly at the original seat he booked. He obviously complainted due to the faulty system and got the upgrade. All of you guys making comments here would have done the same....if your entertainment system does not work a result of it he got upgraded. That is completely fine. The lady did not like it, that's bad on her and not her business. Once long time ago my entertainment system in a loing haul trip did not work, I could not get an upgrade because the plane was full....but I did get a voucher of $200 as compensation for that faulty equipment.In summary the bitchy lady was putting her nose where no-one called he and due to her irresponsible behaviour cause the plane to landed somewhere else to get rid of her and the subsequent delay for everyone else.....she should be the one peying for all the inconvinince caused to the rest of the passengers.

  9. ric m09:29pm Monday 04th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Pay for what you get,get what you paid for

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  10. mick07:58pm Monday 04th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    she only paid for the seat her butt was in, so its nothing to do with her if the pther seat is occupied or not