A United flight to Denver had to be diverted when two passengers got into a fight over the reclining seats.
One passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.
United Airlines says it does not allow passengers to use the device. A flight attendant reportedly asked the man to remove it, but he refused. That's when the woman in front of him reportedly turned around and threw a cup of water in his face.
The flight was on its way from Newark, New Jersey to Denver. It was diverted to Chicago.
The flight continued to Denver without the pair and arrived 1 hour and 38 minutes late.
No arrest was made, but the FAA can impose a civil fine of up to $25,000 for passengers who become unruly.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.