On Monday, a United Airlines flight from Houston to Amsterdam had to make an unscheduled landing in Chicago after a passenger misbehaved. According to aviation official JonNYC, twitter, business class passengers were furious because they could not choose their meals. Officials said the passengers were also drunk.
John New York City posted a United Airlines internal communication, revealing that the flight had “disruptive” passengers on board and reported a threat level of 1, the lowest threat level. “But the way I think about it, this person had to be very disruptive to do something like this,” the source said.
Flightradar24 reported that the flight was diverted to Chicago and had to circle O’Hare to burn enough light fuel to land. The plane arrived in Chicago airspace about two hours after the start of the flight, which normally takes about nine and a half hours.
United Airlines reported Guardian A flight from Houston’s George Bush International Airport was diverted to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport “after passenger confusion” and landed safely, the airline said. Police removed the passengers from the plane. “Then the plane headed for Amsterdam.”
Schiphol airport The plane reportedly landed just over three hours behind schedule.
It’s unclear exactly which meal choice upset the irate passenger. United’s business class passengers are typically served a full three-course meal, plus more during the flight, according to The Guardian.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/07/11/flight-amsterdam-diverted-angry-business-class-passenger-denied-meal-choice Flight to Amsterdam diverts business class passengers after being denied meal options