New York, April 17: Once again United Airlines is hogging the limelight. Days after crew members of the US-based passenger carrier tried to forcibly evict an elderly man from one of their flights, a couple has been reportedly removed from one of its planes on Saturday.
Reports say the couple was flying from Houston, Texas to Costa Rica. The couple was travelling to Costa Rica to get married. According to the officials of United Airlines, the man and his fiancée repeatedly tried to sit in more expensive seats for which they did not book. Moreover, the couple did not follow the instructions issued by the crew members of the flight.
Thereafter, they were removed by a federal law enforcement officer from the plane. However, the couple shared a different version of the story with the media. Michael Hohl said he and his fiancée Amber Maxwell found another passenger sleeping sprawled across their seats after they were the last to board the flight, according to an interview with KHOU.
Soon after moving to other, empty seats in the economy cabin a few rows up, flight crew denied their request to pay a supplement for the seats, which United sells as 'economy plus', and told them to move back to their original seats, Hohl said.
"We thought not a big deal, it's not like we are trying to jump up into a first-class seat," Hohl told KHOU. "We were simply in an economy row a few rows above our economy seat."
They then cooperated with an officer from the US Marshals Service who boarded and told them they had to get off the plane, Hohl said. Later, the couple was rebooked on a flight on Sunday, KHOU reported.
Recently, a video went viral in which a man was seen getting dragged off from an 'overbooked' United Airlines flight. In the process, the man was left profusely bleeding from his mouth. Now, the man has launched a legal action against the passenger carrier after the incident.