When you recline your seat on an aeroplane beware of the angry passenger behind you.
An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport. Remarkably it was the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week.
Delta Air Lines said that "out of an abundance of caution" the captain of Flight 2370 from New York La Guardia to West Palm Beach chose to land instead at the closest airport, Jacksonville, where local law enforcement removed one passenger.
Witnesses said a kerfuful broke out during the flight between one woman who wanted to recline her seat and another in the row behind who wanted to sleep while resting on her tray table.
One of the women became loud and abusive when a flight attendant was called.
The aircraft later flew on to West Palm Beach where it landed shortly after 11 p.m., a couple of hours late.
The latest incident came just five days after an American Airlines flight to Paris from Miami was diverted to Boston following an argument between passengers over a reclining seat.
In that case, a fuming Frenchman was subdued by plainclothes U.S. air marshals and charged in federal court with interfering with flight crew members.