I Don't Appreciate This Sickly Family Trying To Make People Feel Bad For Applauding As They Were Removed From The Plane
NBC- A family that was applauded off an airplane because a boy's allergic reaction was delaying its takeoff was finally able to fly home after two days, their airline said Wednesday night.
The family of three was supposed to fly back to Phoenix from Bellingham, Washington, where they were on a bucket-list trip, when 7-year-old Giovanni had an allergic reaction, NBC affiliate KING in Seattle reported. The family had to deplane, and they said that people onboard clapped.
But the family was on a trip to visit relatives, as father George Alvarado has terminal cancer, and they say they were hurt. "People who don't have sadness, they don't understand," Giovanni told KING.
Allegiant Air has offered the family its apologies for their "negative experience" on the Monday flight, and their feedback has been noted so any service improvements that need to be made can be, a representative told NBC on Wednesday.
Giovanni's mother, Christina Fabian, told KING a flight attendant had smirkingly told them there are dogs on every flight, when informed that the boy was getting hives.
"We are truly sorry for the unfortunate circumstances surrounding their previously ticketed itinerary and for the inconvenience they have experienced as a result," a company representative said in an email.
Allergic reactions? Terminal cancer? Let me tell ya, I have had just about enough of this family trying to make other passengers feel bad for having a lack of compassion. I suppose the clapping was a bit much, but I would be willing to bet a vast majority of the cabin didn't know about that whole "bucket list trip as a result of a devastating deadly disease" factor. They just knew that their plane was being delayed, and when you are sitting in close proximity of hundreds of other people waiting to fly through the sky in an enclosed steel tube you don't care how good of a reason the airline has for keeping it grounded. You just know that you want that reason to go away as quickly as possible. Unfortunately for George Alvarado that reason was his son's weak ass immune system, and that's why it had to be dismissed in short order.
I wish I could say I wouldn't have been hooting and hollering along with these people, but I think the general tone of this blog would correctly lead you to believe that'd be a lie. One of the requirements of getting on a plane is checking your soul at the door. There is no commiserating allowed in coach. No benevolence in Business Class. No empathy on board the aircraft. They don't call it mile high heartlessness for nothing. You have probably never sprayed a person head-to-toe with Febreze, but if you have sat next to a fat, odiferous asshole on a plane then you were only an aerosol bottle and a hair trigger away from doing so. You have probably never murdered a baby, but if you've been next to one on a cross country trip you have certainly thought about it. That's because you're at your most irritable when you are traveling, and irritable people don't give a fuck about anyone else. I am truly happy this man this finally got to his destination, but if I was on that flight I truly wouldn't have cared that it wasn't going to happen in a timely manner.