So the latest news is United recently kicked off a couple who were going on a honeymoon to Costa Rica because they would not listen to flight attendant instructions to return to their assigned seats. They repeatedly tried to sit in upgraded seats--not first class but "Economy Plus." They didn't think it was a big deal.
Yes, United is the Big Bad Airline, but look what they have to put up with. These people didn't pay for upgraded seats, but they thought they were entitled to them, just because. They didn't obey the flight attendants' instructions to move back to their own row. As a frequent flier, these kinds of fliers drive me nuts. They're the ones who will put their carry-on in the overheads in the front of the plane even though their seats are in the back, just so they don't have to carry them down the aisle. They're the ones who will not obey a simple request to turn off their cell phones. It may sound like such a stupid thing to kick off a couple because they wanted to steal seats they didn't pay for, but how is that different from any other kind of purchase where you take what you pay for and you're not entitled to more just because you feel like it?
I could never be a flight attendant. People can be so selfish and rude on airlines.