Passengers applaud as boy removed from plane over allergies

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SEATTLE (AP) – An Arizona boy who was taken off a plane after having an allergic reaction to dogs onboard was visiting the Pacific Northwest as part of a bucket-list trip for his terminally ill father.

The boy’s mother, Christina Fabian, tells KING-TV in Seattle ( ) that “people toward the back of the plane clapped” as the family left the plane.

Two passengers tell The Arizona Republic ( ) that there was some light clapping but it wasn’t meant to be malicious.

Fabian says her 7-year-old son, Giovanni, started to get hives as they were boarding the Allegiant Air flight from Washington state to the Phoenix area. The crew later asked them to get off the plane.

The boy’s father has terminal cancer, and the family was visiting relatives in Washington.

Allegiant says it followed the advice of its on-call doctor.

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