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This Utah couple said they were kicked off a United flight to their own wedding

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WATCH  | This Utah couple was kicked off a United flight to their own wedding

Video courtesy of KUTV. 

A Utah man and his fiancée said they were kicked off a United Airlines flight at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston Saturday while traveling for their wedding, scheduled for April 16 in Costa Rica. 

Michael Hohl told The Dallas Morning News that a man was asleep and lying across the seats assigned to him and his fiancée, Amber Maxwell. So the couple sat in a pair of seats three rows closer to the front.

A flight attendant then told the couple to move to their assigned seats, which they did after being told they couldn't upgrade.

But just before Flight 1737 was scheduled to take off the crew asked the couple to get off the plane, claiming they were behaving in a "disorderly" fashion, Hohl told CBS affiliate KUTV.

Hohl told KUTV that he and Maxwell complied because they'd seen recent video of a passenger being dragged off a United flight.

Hohl argued he and Maxwell were compliant. 

In an emailed response from United, a representative said Hohl and Maxwell "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."


Hohl and Maxwell rescheduled their flight for Sunday morning, the day of the wedding.

Our affiliate KUTV contributed to this report.

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