Developing: United Airlines Flight Diverts to Chicago Over Unruly Passenger

by Anthony Losanno
United Plane

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Not too many details have been released yet, but United Airlines flight UA20 has diverted to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flight from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) circled to dump fuel before heading to Chicago to handle an unruly passenger.

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As reported above by @JonNYC on Twitter, the passenger in seat 11G was supposedly disruptive.

Coincidentally, a 2019 tweet from @TomPodolec (above) reported on another time this flight had to divert for an unruly passenger. We’ll need to wait for an official statement to confirm all that happened onboard this most recent flight.

UA20 Flight Status

I wonder if anyone captured any video onboard. I’ll update this story as more is released.

Anthony’s Take: Few details have been released around this incident. It will be interesting to see what the passenger did to cause this diversion.

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palmguyactual July 10, 2023 - 4:49 am

“Another tweet from @TomPodolec (above) incorrectly stated that the plane was diverting to Newark.” -that tweet is from 2019…it seems UA20/IAH-AMS has a history of passenger disruption.

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Anthony Losanno July 10, 2023 - 9:44 pm

Thanks. Adjusted.

Jw Chadwick September 11, 2023 - 9:44 am

Would’ve been great to know identity of this unruly passenger bc the pilot who I know by name, shared that this particular passenger has a long history of being a problem. no longer gets cooperation from Cook County Illinois basically in the name of rights of Accused are now more important than interests of public safety.
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