According to The Daily Mail, a bride and groom have been kicked off a United Airlines flight by ‘US Marshal’ after moving to an empty row to let sleeping passenger nap in their seats.
The bride and groom, Michael Hohl and fiancé Amber Maxwell, were on their way to Costa Rica for their wedding on Saturday afternoon when they were ordered to leave the plane at Texas George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The couple said that they boarded the plane to find a couple asleep in their seats. They didn’t want to wake them up so they went to sit in an empty row in the same class.
The UA attendants then approached them and when they discovered they were not in their designated seats, they offered to pay for an upgrade for the seats they had moved to. When the attendant declined this, they returned to their original seats. But then a US Marshal appeared moments later to escort them off.
The couple were able to board another flight the following day and made it to Costa Rica in time for their wedding on Thursday.
The couple said they were left bemused by the airline’s treatment of them.
‘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 told NBC about their attempt to move.
When asked about the event, the airline claimed the pair actually tried to sit on an upgraded seat without permission and that they refused to return to the ones they paid for.
‘These passengers repeatedly attempted to sit in upgraded seating which they did not purchase and they would not follow crew instructions to return to their assigned seats.