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Nut-free zone ordered on Air Canada

Old Jan 7, 10, 2:26 pm
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Nut-free zone ordered on Air Canada

Air Canada has been ordered to create a special “buffer zone” on flights for people who are allergic to nuts.

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that passengers who have nut allergies should be considered disabled and accommodated by the airline. The CTA has ordered Air Canada to come up with an appropriate section of seats where passengers with nut allergies would be seated.

More here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...rticle1422747/
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Old Jan 7, 10, 2:35 pm
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I wish that nut free zone had been in force yesterday on my flight.

Five loud mouth "nuts" were polluting the air with powerful decibels.
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Old Jan 7, 10, 2:37 pm
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From the article:
The CTA ruling only applies to Air Canada but an agency spokesperson said other airlines typically follow suit.
Why the heck would the ruling not apply to WS and the charters? I have sympathy for allergic people and routinely travel with a friend with a severe peanut allergy, but there are no adverse issues if I eat them in the next seat. I wonder if people who suffer via miniscule airborne traces in an environment as well ventilated as an airplane cabin should perhaps not fly.
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Old Jan 7, 10, 3:05 pm
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Holy crap!

Are CATSA and the RCMP going to be checking for nuts now too?
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Old Jan 7, 10, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by InTheAirGuy View Post
Holy crap!

Are CATSA and the RCMP going to be checking for nuts now too?
They can keep their hands off my nuts.

I guess next on the hit list will be cologne/frangrance allergies and asking travellers not to wear any BO, which I think would be an idea that stinks, literally.
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Old Jan 7, 10, 3:24 pm
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Disability

I find it disabling when I am wedged in the centre seat between 2 big oafs whose love-handles exude over the arm rests. I want to be seated in an oaf-free zone!
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Old Jan 7, 10, 4:00 pm
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Like the slapchop guy says "you're gonna love my nuts!"

Sorry, I've got nothing intelligent to add to this thread other than that - then again when's that different from whenever else i type?!
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Old Jan 7, 10, 4:02 pm
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At first when I read it on the Globe and Mail site I thought it must have been an early April Fool's joke....but ....

(And yes, there's a lot of room for jokes with a headline like that!)

If they are going to have all kinds of zones, I suggest they follow the lead of JR Rail in Japan who have some "silent cars" on their Shinkansen routes. No announcements at all, no cell phones, no talking in a loud voice. Talk about bliss!
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Old Jan 7, 10, 4:35 pm
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They can pry my J-cabin nut dish from my cold dead hands!
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Old Jan 7, 10, 4:41 pm
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The solution to all airline woes is: sterile jumpsuit for all passengers, ear and eye muffs, suppositories, chained to the seats (Gitmo style).
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Old Jan 7, 10, 4:55 pm
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what about people that are allergic to other people or allergic to soy or whatever other things - they should get their own zones too!!
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Old Jan 7, 10, 5:00 pm
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this is NUTS

ok first I have to pay for FAT people to fly and now this...... we need to fire 90% of the people at the CTA.
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what about people that are allergic to other people or allergic to soy or whatever other things - they should get their own zones too!!
next AC will tell AC to fly a plane for each different person.
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Originally Posted by st7860 View Post
what about people that are allergic to other people or allergic to soy or whatever other things - they should get their own zones too!!
I'm developing adult-onset severe claustrophobia, and as such, require even more space aboard an airplane than Ken HAAmer.
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Old Jan 7, 10, 5:08 pm
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Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.
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