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Flight Delayed due to Passenger with Allergy

Old May 8, 22, 1:37 pm
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I will note that being rerouted may not be under passenger control, so fining them could be a bit harsh. Meanwhile, passengers are instructed to bring allergies to the attention of the operating crew, as there's no mechanism to transfer allergy information around which is reliable enough (bearing in mind that for rerouting, this also has to work across all cross-ticketed airlines and when we see that ticketing systems can sometimes barely handle transferring names, safety critical info like allergies is a stretch).
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Old May 8, 22, 2:19 pm
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While a serious food allergy would be concerning for many involved I have never understood why the fate of 200 passengers is impacted by the lone individual.
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Old May 8, 22, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Collierkr View Post
While a serious food allergy would be concerning for many involved I have never understood why the fate of 200 passengers is impacted by the lone individual.
A 74* minute delay today on a domestic. Absolute insanity.

Edited to change 90 minutes to 74 because people got upset.

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Old May 8, 22, 2:43 pm
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Is an aircraft setup differently, specifically short-haul, when the crew are aware a passenger has a severe allergy?

Unless service had commenced, I cannot personally comprehend why there was such an issue.

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Old May 8, 22, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Collierkr View Post
While a serious food allergy would be concerning for many involved I have never understood why the fate of 200 passengers is impacted by the lone individual.
On a BA jet where we were told strictly no nuts to be consumed by anyone in any cabin due to a person with an extreme nut allergy. I don't see how my eating my trail mix 20ft away impacts but I wasn't going to argue with the crew.
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Old May 8, 22, 3:31 pm
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God forbid you develop an allergy that could be potentially lethal and find yourself in the same situation. Rather selfish to whine and whinge about it.
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Old May 8, 22, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague View Post
God forbid you develop an allergy that could be potentially lethal and find yourself in the same situation. Rather selfish to whine and whinge about it.
The responsibility is then on me to ensure I notify the airline in advance. Not when i’m boarding the flight.
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Old May 8, 22, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by JackDann View Post
A 90 minute delay today on a domestic. Absolute insanity.
Still quicker than going by road and sea.

The real story regarding the delay could of course be different from the version you were told.
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Old May 8, 22, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Still quicker than going by road and sea.

The real story regarding the delay could of course be different from the version you were told.
The same as when I was told there was no food loaded onto a flight because there was somebody on board with an allergy.

I hope you aren’t correct, but I suspect you may be.
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Old May 8, 22, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague View Post
God forbid you develop an allergy that could be potentially lethal and find yourself in the same situation. Rather selfish to whine and whinge about it.
No then you carry an Epi Pen and avoid public transportation because there is absolutely NO WAY for them to clean a public conveyance in such a way to reduce the possibility of a person with true severe allergy from possibly contacting that allergen.

And most people who claim a "nut allergy" are nuts themselves, and do not travel with any form of personal treatment for acute allergy; antihistamine, steroid, or especially the Epi Pen. No they just announce that they are "special" and have a "nut allergy" and expect that the world around them will accommodate this issue.

And yes. I'm a Physician, with multiple life long allergies myself including to nuts.
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Old May 8, 22, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Still quicker than going by road and sea.

The real story regarding the delay could of course be different from the version you were told.
”At least you got there quicker than if you walked” shouldn’t really be the level of defence we’re having to go to if you’re flying BA, but it says alot 😂
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Old May 8, 22, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by JackDann View Post
A 90 minute delay today on a domestic. Absolute insanity.
According to Flight Radat 24 and Google, it shows that the departure was delayed by 61 minutes and that the delay on arrival was 35 minutes
Expert flyer shows a 39 minute delay on arrival
Scheduled: 08/05/22 20:55 Estimated: 08/05/22 21:34 Actual: 08/05/22 21:34
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Old May 8, 22, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
According to Flight Radat 24 and Google, it shows that the departure was delayed by 61 minutes and that the delay on arrival was 35 minutes
Expert flyer shows a 39 minute delay on arrival
Scheduled: 08/05/22 20:55 Estimated: 08/05/22 21:34 Actual: 08/05/22 21:34
Roughly accurate.
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Old May 8, 22, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
According to Flight Radat 24 and Google, it shows that the departure was delayed by 61 minutes and that the delay on arrival was 35 minutes
Expert flyer shows a 39 minute delay on arrival
Scheduled: 08/05/22 20:55 Estimated: 08/05/22 21:34 Actual: 08/05/22 21:34
Much ado about nothing then.
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Old May 8, 22, 4:56 pm
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what happens when these people get on a train? Do people not eat nuts on trains?
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