Officials say there was a dispute between a 66-year-old male passenger and the flight crew over the cost of a blanket.
Hawaiian Airlines charge for many products including for blankets, but the unruly customer claimed he should not be forced to pay because of how cold he was.
After the man's comment, the flight was diverted to LAX due to "an unruly passenger", and airport police were called, Pedregon said.
The man managed to catch another flight, he said.
The passenger became upset and asked for the phone number to Hawaiian's corporate headquarters to complain.
According to the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, the man was removed from the plane without incident.
Another passenger, George Enriques, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the man told him: "They're not treating me right".
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But one passenger, who was sat across the aisle from the man, was told by staff the man had threatened the pilot.
The $12 blanket fee provoked protests on Twitter, with one man tweeting he'll put Hawaiian Airlines "atop my "no fly" list". Based on the information they are provided, the call has to be made immediately: "What is best for the crew and the passengers on board?"
But during daytime flights between the West Coast and Hawaii, blankets are complimentary only in first class and "extra comfort" cabins, she said.
"I thought it was ridiculous", witness Eileen Bernstrom told the news station.
DRAMATIC footage shows Federal Bureau of Investigation agents storming a flight after a passenger complained about being charged £9 for a BLANKET.
The flight departed Los Angeles a few hours later.