Hawaii-bound flight diverted to LAX after passenger complains about $12 blanket

Passenger Disturbance Over Cost Of $12 Blanket Forces Hawaii Flight To Land At LAX

A 66-year-old man threatened a flight attendant after he was charged $12 for a blanket.

The passenger became increasingly aggressive and then "made a statement that he wanted to "take somebody behind the woodshed" over this, which prompted the flight crew to contact the captain who then in turn diverted the aircraft to LAX", said Rob Pedregon of the Los Angeles Airport Police.

'You know, if I was a passenger on board that plane I would have paid the $12 for him, ' a laughing Pedregon said.

No crime had been committed, police added.

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The man asked crew members for the number to corporate.

Pedregon said the incident may not be the oddest he has handled "but it ranks right up there".

"Diverting a flight is clearly not our first choice, but our crew felt it was necessary in this case to divert to Los Angeles and deplane the passenger before beginning to fly over the Pacific Ocean", Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman Alison Croyle told CNN affiliate KCAL.

Croyle said the airline offers complimentary blankets in all cabins on global flights and on certain red-eye flights.

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At Las Vegas' McCarren International Airport, Enriques said he saw Hawaiian Airlines personnel speaking to the passenger, who appeared to be in his late 60s or early 70s and had white hair. The flight to Hawaii also continued its journey.

"I thought it was ridiculous", Eileen Berstrom, another passenger, told CBS News. "First of all, it costs $12,000 for them to land here, and it was a $12 blanket".

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