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Tel Aviv-bound United Airlines flight turns around after passengers self-upgrade to business class: report
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An Israel-bound United Airlines flight turned around mid-route and headed back to New Jersey after some passengers self-upgraded to business class, according to multiple reports.
The flight was reportedly supposed to touch down in Tel Aviv on Friday. However, a fight ensued between two Israeli passengers and cabin staff more than an hour into the flight, according to The Times of Israel.
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The flight was reportedly half full when the two passengers tried to self upgrade to the business section, according to the outlet.
The passengers were asked by crew members to show their boarding passes to prove that they were supposed to be in the business section, but they refused to do so, the outlet reported.