An Alaska Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle was diverted to Kansas City International Airport Monday night after a burning smell and fumes were reported on the plane.
Alaska Airlines Flight 35 was midway through its flight when flight attendants noticed the odor coming from a bathroom. As a precaution, the flight was diverted to KCI so that the plane could be inspected, said Halley Knigge, a spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines.
The flight attendants were checked out by medical personnel, which is standard procedures when a strange odor is detected aboard a flight, Knigge said.
Passengers were provided hotel rooms and food. A replacement plane was on the way to take the passengers the rest of the way to Seattle. The flight, No. 9340, is scheduled to leave at noon.
Alaska Airlines was apologetic for the inconvenience and said it would have the passengers on their way as soon as possible.