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Groom and bride kicked off United Airlines flight for sitting in empty seats without permission

By Mason White 5:51 PM April 18, 2017
Michael Hohl and Amber Maxwell
Michael Hohl and Amber Maxwell
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A bride and groom who were heading from Texas to Costa Rica, for their wedding, were kicked off their flight because they sat down in empty seats that were not assigned to them.

Michael Hohl and his fiancee Amber Maxwell, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, were scheduled to fly on United Airlines Flight 1737, from Houston to Liberia.

When they walked over to their assigned seats, they noticed a man sleeping there. The couple then found unoccupied seats and decided to sit there because they did not want to wake the sleeping man.

After a few minutes, a flight attendant asked them to return to their assigned seats as the ones they were occupying, were not the same price as they lower class ticket the couple paid for.

Hohl and his fiancee complied and went to sit in their assigned seats. Suddenly, a U.S. Marshall boarded the plane and ordered the couple to leave.

The soon to be married couple was shocked, but complied with the order. Hohl vowed never to fly United, and slammed the poor customer service of the airline.

He and his fiancee caught another flight to Costa Rica, just in time to celebrate their wedding.

According to Hohl, a spokesperson for United Airlines claimed that the couple was repeatedly told to go back to their assigned seats, and only after repeated requests, did the police remove the couple from the aircraft.

“Since they wouldn’t follow crew instructions, the two were being disorderly and a hazard to the rest of the flight and to the safety of the other customers, according to Hohl.

Hohl called the situation “quite strange.”