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United Airlines Reportedly Kicks Engaged Couple Off Flight to Wedding

United Airlines Reportedly Kicks Engaged Couple Off Flight to Wedding

A Utah couple headed to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United Airlines flight on Saturday, reports KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas.

An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. Hohl said they didn't want to wake the man, so the couple moved three rows up in the half-empty flight. That's when they made a decision to sit a couple rows up. "We got to the gate and asked why, and they said because we were in the wrong seat and being disruptive". Maxwell and Hohl said they weren't because of the sleeping man. When a flight attendant saw the couple slip in, she asked them if they were in their assigned seats, then told them to go back.

The airline also reportedly denied that a marshal or any other authorities were involved, saying, "They were asked to leave the plane by our staff and complied".

United Airlines claims they actually tried to sit in an upgraded seat "repeatedly" and they "wouldn't follow crew instructions".

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"We're disappointed anytime a customer has an experience that doesn't measure up to their expectations", United said in a statement released Saturday.

No one from United Airlines will be fired after a passenger was dragged from his seat and off a flight last week, touching off a national firestorm, CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday.

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United Flight 3411 was the subject of intense global scrutiny last week when Dao, a paying customer, was selected to be involuntarily bumped from his seat.

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The couple Michael Hohl and his fiancé Amber Maxwell were travelling with their friends from Salt Lake City and had a stopover at the Houston airport. "We've been in touch with them and have rebooked them". The attendant instructed them to return to the original row, which they did, he told the station.

The new incident on a United flight came just days after a passenger was violently dragged off an overbooked flight for refusing to give up his seat for an off-duty crew member.

"The way United Airlines handled this was absolutely absurd", Hohl told KHOU.

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