Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Flight Diverted Over Passenger Revolt

Dispute over free upgrade

A JetBlue flight carrying 137 people from New York to San Diego was diverted to Denver on Thursday night after one unruly woman refused to suffer the indignity of seeing someone else get a free upgrade. Another passenger who videotaped the incident on her cell phone says that the woman became enraged when one passenger was allowed to move to a better seat without paying the premium price. The woman was removed from the plane in Denver without incident. In the video, passengers can be seen cheering her departure. JetBlue has decided to treat the incident as a customer service issue and will not be filing charges against the woman.

Via Fox 31 Denver

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News