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New Flight Diverted as 2 Scuffle Over Reclining Seat

Posted Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 @ 2pm  by Shelley Hazen, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – Yet another plane has been diverted thanks to a squabble over a reclining seat. A Delta flight from New York City to Palm Beach was grounded yesterday after two passengers argued over a reclining seat. A fellow passenger and witness tells News4Jax: "This woman who was sitting next to me knitting actually tried reclining her seat back and the woman behind her started screaming and swearing."

Evidently, the second woman was taking a nap on the tray table. When the flight attendant arrived, the witness says she made a bad situation worse; the napping woman then "said something to the effect of, 'I don't care about the consequences, put this plane down now,'" the witness recalls.

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