Cross-country JetBlue flight diverted to Denver due to ‘unruly passenger’

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DENVER — A JetBlue flight from New York to San Diego was diverted to Denver Thursday night because of reports of a disturbance on board.

A spokesperson for Denver International Airport confirmed JetBlue flight 185 from JFK in New York City was inbound to the airport. Officials at DIA indicated the problem may have been related to an unruly passenger, but no details were available.

JetBlue Airways also said the plane was diverted due to an unruly passenger.

One passenger, who shot cell phone video of the passenger being escorted off the plane, says the woman became upset because another passenger was moved to an open seat near her that apparently required additional payment, and was not made to pay the premium price.

That information was not confirmed by law enforcement.

The plane landed and arrived at a gate at DIA at about 7:15 p.m. MST.

Cell phone video of the incident showed passengers cheering as the woman was taken off the plane.

The flight then took off at about 9:30 p.m. and continued its trip to San Diego.

JetBlue decided the incident was a customer service issue, so no charges were filed. The passenger was not put back on the plane.

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