The captain decided to land after a third attendant was struck in an attempt to break up the fight.
The airline has issued a letter of apology to passengers following the brawl, stating that “some of our team members did not display their best behavior. We expect our flight crew to be nothing but courteous and professional at all times and what you experienced was far from that. I am sorry we didn’t’ deliver on our brand promise for you today.”
The flight was grounded for about 80 minutes. The flight successfully landed in Minneapolis with a delay of 75 minutes.
Delta later apologized in a statement.
"Delta apologizes to those customers who were inconvenienced after Flight 2598 from Los Angeles to Minneapolis-St. Paul made an unscheduled stop in Salt Lake City following an altercation involving two flight attendants on board," the airline told KMSP. "The actions of these crew members in no way reflect the values and professionalism we expect from all of our employees. We strive to ensure that every customer has a great experience with Delta, (and) we regret that our customers’ experience did not live up to our expectations."