United Airlines Flight 1562, flying from Vail, CO to Newark, NJ, diverted to Denver after 3 passengers got upset at a coughing and sneezing passenger seated next to them on the plane:
Plane diverted after passengers become disruptive over sneezing https://t.co/D1FO7sjxYt
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) March 10, 2020
From Fox 29:
A small group of passengers became disruptive on Flight 1562 after they were seated next to someone who was sneezing and coughing, United Airlines officials told Denver media.
The passengers failed to follow crew members’ instructions, forcing the diversion to Denver, where the plane was met by police and the disruptive passengers removed, KUSA-TV reported.
We’re not going to make it, are we?
People are losing their damn minds https://t.co/lf8f2KF5xN
— PeytonsHead (semi-retired)💧 (@BigHeadBS) March 10, 2020
The FBI even investigated:
Three passengers voluntarily got off plane the at DIA, FBI involved, and UA 1562 has moved on to Newark https://t.co/Yj5nTh9by9
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) March 10, 2020
But, thankfully, chalked it up as a customer service issue:
FBI spokeswoman Amy Meyer said “the issue was deemed a customer service issue.”