An argument on a transatlantic United Airlines flight over a bag of nuts could run up a bill of £350,000 ($553,000) for the airline, according to a report on U.K. news site The Telegraph.
A United Airlines Rome-Chicago flight on Saturday had to be diverted to Belfast, Northern Ireland, because an unruly passenger repeatedly demanded bags of nuts.
The passenger, Jeremiah Mathis Thede, from California, allegedly got out of his seat 15 minutes into the flight from Rome and demanded "nuts or crackers" and refused to sit down again until he got a snack.
Airline staff first gave him some snacks but Thede allegedly got up and demanded more. As passengers and crew became alarmed at the man's erratic behavior, the pilot decided to touch down in Belfast, after first dumping 50,000 liters of aviation fuel to make the stop.