United Airlines is again in the news for all wrong reasons, as it bumped a bride and groom from the flight, who were on their journey to get married.
Michael Hohl and his fiance Amber Maxwell were on their trip to Costa Rica and boarded the flight from George Bush International Airport. They were reportedly the last to enter the plane. A man was sleeping on their seats on row 24. As they were reluctant to wake him up, and several seats were vacant, they moved to a vacant seat on row 21.
Then a flight attendant approached the couple and asked to vacate, saying the seats they occupied were economy plus, an upgrade from their normal economy class. Though Hohl and Amber were ready to move, but a U.S. marshal came to the scene and asked them to get out of the plane.
The airline stated that instead of sitting in their assigned seats, the passengers tried to sit in an upgraded seating and failed to follow crew instructions.
A few days back, there were outrage against the airline when a 69-year old doctor of Vietnamese origin was dragged off an overbooked United plane. The video of the bleeding David Dao has attracted much negative comments for the airline. Dao is reportedly planning to file a lawsuit against the airline.
Following Dao's mishandling, United Airline has announced that they will not allow crew members to displace customers on board.
by RTT Staff Writer
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