Seems like there was another incident last night;
In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night. Delta Air Lines Flight 2370 from New York's LaGuardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was rerouted to Jacksonville, Florida. A passenger became irate about the traveler in front of her trying to recline her seat, a fellow passenger told CNN affiliate WPTV.
"This woman who was sitting next to me knitting actually just tried reclining her seat back," passenger Aaron Klipin said. "The woman behind her started screaming and swearing and then a flight attendant came over and that just exacerbated what was going on and then she demanded that the flight land."
Delta confirmed the diversion.
"Delta flight 2370 from New York-LaGuardia to West Palm Beach was re-routed to Jacksonville International Airport due to a passenger disruption," Delta said in a statement. "Out of an abundance of caution, the Captain elected to divert to the closest airport."
Local law enforcement removed the passenger and the flight continued to West Palm Beach, Delta said.
At this point it seems like the media is feeding the problem as people reading these reports feel empowered to not allow the person in front of them to recline their seat. Way too coincidental that we've had 3 incidents in such a short time frame.