United Airlines might be in hot water again for how they treat their passengers. The latest anecdote, out of Houston’s airport, involves flight attendants (and allegedly a US Marshal) removing a couple from a flight en route to Costa Rica — and their wedding. According to KHOU in Houston, the couple was connecting in Houston from Salt Lake City to Costa Rica, and upon boarding the plane near the end of the boarding process they discovered another passenger taking a nap across their assigned seats. Not wanting to disturb the passenger, they found other open seats on the half-full flight and sat in those. At that point Michael Hohl, the soon-to-be groom, said:
We thought, ‘not a big deal,’ it’s not like we are trying to jump up into a first-class seat. We were simply in an economy row a few rows above our economy seat.
Hohl said that as the flight attendants approached them, the couple explained the situation and asked to stay in their new seats, but were asked to move back to their original location. They did, yet shortly after a US Marshal boarded the plane and removed them . . .