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Couple booted from United flight in Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) - A couple flying to Costa Rica for their wedding later this week were removed from a United Airlines flight in Houston for not following crew instructions.
           
Passenger Michael Hohl tells Houston television station KHOU (http://bit.ly/2pqIeIa) he and his fiancé moved to empty seats because another passenger was asleep Saturday in their ticketed seats. They insisted they complied with a flight attendant to return to their proper seats, but a federal air marshal came aboard the flight and asked they get off.  They were rebooked on another flight Sunday.
           
The airline said in a statement the couple repeatedly tried to sit in upgraded seats they didn't buy and wouldn't move.
           
United has been under fire for the contentious removal of a doctor from a plane in Chicago last week.
           
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Information from: KHOU-TV, http://www.khou.com

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