I can understand the anguish

Imagine you have paid for a business class fare, full whack, and then the airline upgrade some pleb from down the back…and plonks them beside you. People sitting next to you in aircraft is bad enough but when they are horrid and only there because of an upgrade, well that is just beyond the pale:

An unruly passenger got angry when a fellow traveler was moved to a premium seat without having to pay because the person’s in-flight TV was broken.

A 42-year-old woman aboard a JetBlue flight from New York’s JFK bound for San Diego became physical with a flight attendant over the injustice, forcing the plane to be diverted to Denver around 7:15pm on Thursday.

JetBlue says after Flight 185 landed in Denver, the woman was met by law-enforcement officers.

The airline says 137 passengers were on board and they were back on their way several hours later. 

Passengers tell KMGH-TV the woman was seated in seat 2D, in the premium section, when another passenger was moved to the same row because his TV monitor didn’t work.

According to witnesses, the woman became angry that the man was moved to her premium section without paying extra and she got into an argument with the flight crew that became physical.

Law enforcement said she became ‘volatile and was interfering with the flight crew.’

A federal air marshal intervened and the flight was diverted.

Denver police say they aren’t pursuing charges.

Of course she could have paid for the seat next to her so no ferals, or smelly peasants couldn’t sit there.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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