"The male passenger had asked for a blanket because he was cold and was told there was a $12 fee that accompanied the blanket", said Rob Pedregon, Los Angeles Airport Police.
Although there was no physical altercation, Hawaiian Airlines thought it best to not take any chances.
A flight from Las Vegas bound for Hawaii was diverted to LAX Wednesday over what police say was a passenger's reaction to the price of an in-flight blanket. However, a flight attendant said it was the pilot that the passenger made threatening remarks about.
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The plane was back in the sky four hours later and the man caught another flight to Hawaii.
The man demanded to speak to a company official on the ground and the flight crew allowed him to use an onboard telephone to call its corporate headquarters.
"(The crew) took offense to the statement that he made.
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Our flight crews are responsible for the safety and comfort of all passengers on board our flights and the Captain in charge of the aircraft is entrusted with determining when it's best to deplane an anxious or unruly passenger.
Croyle said the airline offers complimentary blankets in all cabins on worldwide flights and on certain red-eye flights.
Data from the Flight Radar 24 website shows that the diverted flight later continued on to Honolulu following its unscheduled LA stop.
In economy, they are available for purchase.
The flight departed Los Angeles a few hours later.
That same month, prosecutors said a traveler attacked a Muslim airline employee, warning her that Trump "will get rid of all of you".
But not all passengers agreed with the airline's decision. "Racists aren't welcome in America!"