A family is claiming that they were kicked off of an Allegiant Air flight because their son has a peanut allergy!
The family was flying from Provo, Utah back home to Oakland, California with their two year-old son.
Kyson Dana says that his wife Sara alerted a flight attendant about their son’s peanut allergy and asked if they could not serve peanuts in the area.
The Dana’s say that the flight attendant suggested that they don’t fly. On the way to their seats, another flight attendant asked passengers seated near them to not eat peanuts and all seemed to agree.
This is where the story really gets weird.
According to FOX, “the flight team told the family that they consulted with a “medical professional” and decided it wasn’t safe for them to fly“.
The family then got off of the plane and missed their flight home!
In the end, the Dana family made it home on time thanks to a Provo Airport worker who helped them get a flight on a different airline from (a different airport) Salt Lake City International Airport. Best of all it was at no cost! The worker was even kind enough to drive them to the airport.
After a complaint, Allegiant apologized to the family for “for the inconveniences this incident has caused“. They also regretted that the Dana’s were “denied boarding due to any misunderstanding regarding the severity of your child’s peanut allergy“.
There was no mention of the family being offered any sort of compensation or refund for the flight they missed.
Do you think people should be denied from flying due to allergies? If you ask me, it does seem that the flight crew went a bit far in asking the family to leave the plane.
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