The passengers on this flight should be ashamed of themselves.
A seven-year old boy, Giovanni Alvarado and his family were supposed to fly back to Arizona from Washington state with Allegiant Airlines. However young Giovanni started to have an allergic reaction from a dog on the plane during boarding. The flight attendants moved the family to the back of the plane but in the end, the family was removed from the flight.
Then the cruelty happened.
As he family was walking off of the plane, some of the other passengers started applauding. According to ABC15, “The family said they believe a flight attendant, who was making snide remarks, egged on some of the passengers“.
To make matters worse, the boy’s father Jorge has terminal cancer and was taking the trip to visit family.
You’ve got to feel bad when you read a statement like this- “I’m sad this has to be a memory of my dad,” Giovanni said. “Clapping on the plane when he got off.”
In ABC15’s article they mention that, “the dog’s owner refused to move and feels everyone’s reaction is a slap in the face“.
While the family is in contact with Allegiant, they aren’t looking for any compensation.
Here’s some happy news related to the story. The family was given a three-day, two-night trip to Disneyland from Southwest Airlines Vacation!
What do you think about other passengers applauding a young kid being removed from a flight due to an allergic reaction? I think it’s definitely ridiculous.
Find out more from ABC15 here.