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Passengers Clap When Boy With Allergies Leaves Plane

Update Date: Feb 26, 2016 10:54 AM EST

It was a shocking experience for a family on Monday. Co-passengers clapped when their seven-year-old son, Giovanni, was removed from the Allegiant Airlines flight due to allergies, reports Fox News.

The flight from Bellingham, Wash., to Phoenix took off without Giovanni and parents Christina Fabian and George Alvarado. Giovanni got hives and had to move away from the plane.

The father, Alvarado, has terminal cancer and was on a visit to his family. But he had to get off from this flight with his family.

"He began to get very itchy and he was scratching all over," Fabian said. "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."

Fabian recalled that the allergic reaction was his first reaction of that type. Even as they shifted to different seats, medical authorities suggested that it was unsafe for him to fly. As they were delaying the take-off, the parents were asked to disembark, which incited other passengers to begin applauding.

"When we stood up and walked to the front of the plane, the [people] in the back of the plane applauded," the mother told KTAR News. "It was the flight attendant's attitude that perpetuated people's agitated behavior around us. It's just the comments she had made."

"As a dad I was just hopeless right there," Alvarado said. "I just looked at the people clapping. I was just shaking my head, I was like man let's get out of here."

Later, Allegiant Airlines contacted the parents and offered their apologies for the unfortunate incident and for the inconvenience caused to them.

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