Female flight attendant fight delays passengers for four hours
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An American Eagle flight from New York's JFK Airport was delayed for nearly four hours on Wednesday after two female flight attendants got into a heated argument.
The altercation became so serious that the cockpit cabin crew made the decision to turn back to the gate after taxiing had started.
Passenger Dan Alexander told NBC News: "We were informed we were going back to the gate because the flight attendants couldn't work with each other.
"I find it hard to believe the flight attendants couldn't work with each other for an hour," he added, referring to the approximate flight time from New York to Washington.
Passengers were made to wait for four hours while the airline found replacement cabin crew.
Another traveller bemoaned the lack of "professionalism" while one called the fight "ridiculous".
A statement from the company, sent to NBC News, said: "There was a disagreement between two flight attendants Wednesday afternoon prior to the departure of American Eagle flight 3823 from New York JFK to Washington Reagan. The aircraft returned to the gate to switch flight attendant crews, and the flight departed a short while later. We're looking into the matter."
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