Via CBS Atlanta, this is quite possibly the greatest reason ever for a diversion for a flight from Los Angeles to New York:
The American Airlines flight made an emergency stop at Kansas City International Airport due to an unruly passenger, authorities said.
The woman disrupted the flight in part by belting out Whitney Houston songs. And based on the video posted by a passenger on the flight, the woman won’t be getting a golden ticket onto the American Idol competition anytime soon.
As she was leaving the plane, she crooned, “I will always love you,” which was written by Dolly Parton and sang by both Parton and Houston.
And if you click the link there’s even a video!
The part that’s most puzzling is that when the aircraft diverted the lady was interviewed and released without charges. If she was actually “interfering with the flight crew,” am I wrong to think she’d be charged with something for that?
So yeah, it sounds to me like her only crime was singing Whitney Houston songs poorly… which is awesome.
My last question is, did American accommodate her from Kansas City to New York? If so, did she get to connect? So is this what it takes to get three segments on a domestic mileage run?