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Old Sep 13, 19, 2:47 pm
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eng3
 
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I didn't see anything in the story about removing them from their seat due to the seat assignment, only due to the argument afterwards. The couple was already seated. It sounds like if they took no action and went along with the FA, there would have be no issue and no incident. They were Group 1 which would suggest one of them was a fairly frequent UA traveler (though not necessarily). It is not uncommon to have a double seat assignment towards the end of boarding. Sounds like another DYKWIA "Doctor" found a "journalist". All the references to the previous incident in the article use poor wording and make it sound like a UA FA was involved in that "doctor's" injuries.
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