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Hawaii-bound flight diverted after man gets upset over cost of blanket

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu was diverted Wednesday after a passenger got upset over being charged for a blanket, police said.

An airline spokesman said the disruptive passenger was on board Hawaiian Airlines Flight 7.

According to the tracking site FlightAware.com, the flight departed around 6:44 a.m. Hawaii time and was in the air for about two hours, even making it over the Pacific Ocean, before turning around and landing in Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles Airport police told media that the plane was diverted after a 66-year-old man got upset after asking for a blanket and being told it would cost $12.

The man asked crew members for the number to corporate. After getting the number, the man said, "I would like to take somebody behind the woodshed for this," according to Los Angeles police.

The comment prompted the crew to turn the plane around and land in Los Angeles, where the passenger was let off, police said.

The man was not under arrest or charged. He went to the ticketing area, where he arranged for another flight with a different carrier.

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