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Passenger with nut allergy wants FC flyers to forego dinner

Old Sep 22, 22, 4:25 pm
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Passenger with nut allergy wants FC flyers to forego dinner

On AA 1982 BOS to MiA. Woman in front of me can't understand why they are going to serve dinner. She says it could kill her because of her nut allergy. She is never flying AA again because she says all other airlines honor her request.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:32 pm
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Me me me me me me.

I'm sympathetic to allergies and ​​​​​understand accomodations, but this is absurd. What next, she wants everyone's bags searched in case they happened to have snacks?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:49 pm
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I so much wanted to suggest that she switch seats with someone in coach if she wanted to get away from food, but managed to keep my mouth shut.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by dickinson View Post
On AA 1982 BOS to MiA. Woman in front of me can't understand why they are going to serve dinner. She says it could kill her because of her nut allergy. She is never flying AA again because she says all other airlines honor her request.
So lovely of her to graciously bring dinner onboard for all other passengers! I assume thats what she did, right?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:11 pm
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Me me me me me me.

I'm sympathetic to allergies and ​​​​​understand accomodations, but this is absurd. What next, she wants everyone's bags searched in case they happened to have snacks?
Thank you my Love for articulating exactly what I am thinking. I am fed up to the back teeth with these people who sort of enforce on you their problem. I wish them no harm but they are in a minority and need to take that into their thinking. If your allergy is that acute, Madam, should you be travelling at all? Why should the majority of us be held hostave to thei nut allergy - what next? All that said, maybe the airlines should try and avoid nut snacks in place of something else? Just a thoguht.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:12 pm
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I would have asked her do you mind then if I have your ramekin of nuts as well since you wont' be needing them.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:13 pm
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I wish them no harm
Oh yeah? Read my post.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Oh yeah? Read my post.
Sugar - I didn't see your post as I was posting at much the same time as you. It would seem that this woman - not content with hot nuts - wanted no one to be served dinner. Frankly AA's Domestic Meals are such a gastronomic highlight that probably everyone would have been better off not eating it. That, however, is not for her to dictate, We may only hope and pray that her bluff is real and that she never flies AA again. Are things no bad enough without her? ( I nearly used bad words!)
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:36 pm
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I understood her to be referring to dinner - maybe it was the nut course only but it didn't sound that way. The FA brought a tablet and showed her AA;s policy but that did not satisfy her. My wife said she saw her lodge a complaint on the app while the plane was taxiing.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:37 pm
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Frankly that's nuts.

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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:39 pm
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When I was a grad school, I had a part-time internship at a consulting firm. I went in a couple of days a week to find various numbers in annual reports and 10-Ks and plug them into spreadsheets, do PowerPoints, stuff like that.

One day I bought some peanut M&Ms and brought them back to the office, and I asked others there if they wanted any. One guy said he couldn't because he had a very serious peanut allergy. I apologized and asked him if I should put them away, and he just said, nah, it's fine.

These people who claim they're going to die if they so much as look at a peanut on an airplane - I have a really hard time believing that, I'm sorry.

EDIT: Forgot to ask - did the woman die, blow up like a balloon, go into anaphylactic shock, or suffer any other serious complication in flight? I'm guessing I know the answer, but still.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:48 pm
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EDIT: Forgot to ask - did the woman die, blow up like a balloon, go into anaphylactic shock, or suffer any other serious complication in flight? I'm guessing I know the answer, but still.
Well, it hasn't happened yet but we are only halfway to Miami, so who knows?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by M60_to_LGA View Post
When I was a grad school, I had a part-time internship at a consulting firm. I went in a couple of days a week to find various numbers in annual reports and 10-Ks and plug them into spreadsheets, do PowerPoints, stuff like that.

One day I bought some peanut M&Ms and brought them back to the office, and I asked others there if they wanted any. One guy said he couldn't because he had a very serious peanut allergy. I apologized and asked him if I should put them away, and he just said, nah, it's fine.

These people who claim they're going to die if they so much as look at a peanut on an airplane - I have a really hard time believing that, I'm sorry.

EDIT: Forgot to ask - did the woman die, blow up like a balloon, go into anaphylactic shock, or suffer any other serious complication in flight? I'm guessing I know the answer, but still.
Repeated studies have shown that the myth of airborne peanut dust is exactly that. Even in severe cases, they're likelier to touch something that was left behind on the seat and then a mucus membrane.

Some random person in F eating something that may have been in facility that comes in contact with peanuts will not do anything to this person.
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​​​​​All I can say to these people is - Trust the science, skip the hype.

If someone next to me had a peanut allergy and asked me to not eat peanuts, I'd gladly oblige. It's in close enough proximity that if it makes them feel better (and if I drop one) I have no problem not eating it. But someone 5 rows back, yea not so much.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:57 pm
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I did a quick search online and for what it's worth, it seems AA is actually the least accommodating airline when it comes to peanut allergies. It's basically, "we don't do anything, and we won't do anything" to accommodate your allergy.

She chose poorly.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 6:10 pm
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Considering the way air circulates on planes, they should have offered her to sit in the very back row instead.
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