Boy removed from plane over allergies, passengers applaud

(KING Photo)


COUPEVILLE, Wash (KING) – Instead of sightseeing on a ferry, 7-year-old Giovanni, his mom, Christina Fabian, and dad, George Alvarado should have already boarded a flight.

“We were on Flight 171,” said Fabian.

But the trip from Bellingham, Washington back home to Phoenix was interrupted by Giovanni’s allergic reaction.

“He began to get very itchy and he was scratching all over. He started to get hives, so we informed the flight attendant who informed us that there’s dogs on every flight and just smirked, which minimized his experience for me,” said Fabian.

The allergic reaction delayed take off, and soon the family was told they’d have to deboard.

“We understood. They helped us off the plane, but as we gathered our stuff the people toward the back of the plane clapped,” said Fabian.

Giovanni’s feelings were crushed by the clapping.

“People who don’t have sadness, they don’t understand,” he said

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