"If the person in front of me reclines her seat, so help us all."
If you ask Delta what happened on Flight 2370, they will say it was diverted to Jacksonville “due to safety reasons in regard to a passenger issue,” but that is just code for "some lady lost her goddamn mind."
Flight 2370 was supposed to be a non-stop route from NYC to Palm Bech, but then some lady went bitchcakes when the woman who was sitting in front of her had the audacity to recline her seat. Apparently, the crazed woman was trying to sleep on the tray table and was woken up when the back of the chair undoubtably slammed into her head.
Fellow passenger Aaron Klipin was sitting next to the seat recliner when it all went down, and told WPTV, "This woman who was sitting next to me knitting actually tried reclining her seat back and the woman behind her started screaming and swearing and the flight attendant came over and that just exacerbated what was going on, and then she demanded that the flight land."
I totally get it, lady. I hate being woken up too soon, too. But, when you're thousands of feet in the air on a plane that is carrying a bunch of other people, you have to pull it together. Demanding the flight be landed isn't just totally bat shit crazy, it's just plain rude.
"The flight attendants went and spoke with the captain, while somebody was blocking her path to the cabin," Klipin said.
He also remembers the woman said something to the effect of, "I don't care about the consequences put this plane down now."
You just know when that happened the plane tilted a bit due to the weight of everyone rolling their eyes at once.
The pilot announced they were diverting to Jacksonville, and a flight attendant stayed by the lunatic until they landed and she was escorted off by police.
Listen, lady, if you are going to be escorted off a plane by police (an inevitability when you've lost your goddamn mind), you might as well let the plane land where it where it was supposed to. If you wanted to go to jail in Jacksonville, you should have just bought a ticket to Jacksonville.
So unnecessary. This is the third recent instance of a plane being diverted over reclining seats. Just a week ago another flight was diverted because some guy lost his shit when the passenger behind him used a knee defender on a flight from Newark to Denver, and a few days ago a couple of Air Marshals were forced to subdue a passenger during a fight over a reclined seat on a Miami flight originally destined for Paris.
(by Myka Fox)