A local college student who broke out in hives was "humiliated" after she was removed from a US Airways flight bound for Philadelphia Wednesday night for asking a flight attendant for a common allergy medicine.
"I started sweating and I started itching so I asked for Benadryl," said the Villanova senior who asked only to be referred to as Katie.
And that's when the interrogation began, according to the student.
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"Flight attendants kept asking me the main trigger questions, the main symptom questions for Ebola," she said.
Katie, who was in Charlotte, N.C. for a medical school interview, was removed from the still-grounded plane. She received medical treatment and was put up in a hotel, paid for by the airline, and also rebooked on a flight for the next morning, according to US Airways.
Ebola "never came up," said Kate Cody, a representative for the airline.
It's common practice for a medics to check out any passenger who says they aren't feeling well, according to Cody.
"If a person is feeling sick before a plane takes off, they will be checked out."