United Flight 1214, a Boeing 737-800 with 52 passengers aboard, took off from Raleigh-Durham International Airport at 6 AM and was about 50 miles in to the flight when the altercation took place between the flight attendants.
“One flight attendant had crossed their leg and accidentally brushed the other person, and it was not intentional,” Hamlin said. “It appears there was a disagreement before that, that became elevated.”
The two attendants were removed from the plane and replaced with other employees. The flight continued to Chicago O’Hare after a three-hour delay.
This is the second incident involving flight attendants in a week. On September 20th, an American Eagle plane was delayed for nearly four hours after two flight attendants got in to a verbal altercation at JFK Airport.