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Bad weather wasn’t the only thing slowing travelers down Thursday in New York.  Passengers on a Delta Connection flight out of Rochester were delayed after two female flight attendants got into a fight on board the plane.

Dozens of passengers were forced off the flight and had to make alternative travel plans at a time when flights from the New York area are being canceled faster than a Tiger Woods endorsement contract.

A spokesman described the fight as a “little” argument that started as the plane was returning to the gate after a passenger complained of panic attacks.  However, passengers aboard the flight have reported that it was a full blown “fist fight“.

And in case you’re wondering, the answer is “no” – this is not what psychologists mean by “fight or flight.”

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, the world’s two largest carriers, are counting on lie-flat seats and Tahitian crab soup (or gingered scallops with lobster sauce) to help win back their most-profitable customers -  the corporate passengers whose ranks dwindled when the global recession ravaged budgets for international flying.
  • Los Angeles International Airport wants to increase its car rental fees to fund an off-site terminal that would house car rental agencies. The project aims to reduce pollution and congestion from car rental courtesy vans that circle the airport.  LAX officials are backing a state bill that would increase the current $10 rental car fee by an undisclosed amount.  So, let me get this straight: Building an OFF-SITE terminal will help cut down on courtesy vans?  And even though this bill is about to be introduced, it’s still not clear how much the airport would raise the fees?  Sounds like California politics to me.