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Flight Delayed due to Passenger with Allergy

Old May 8, 22, 12:54 pm
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Flight Delayed due to Passenger with Allergy

Got to laugh, must be something to do with this route. Iím currently sat on BA1426 which is being delayed on the ground because there is a passenger on board with a nut allergy.

Iíve spoken to the crew and tried go get an explanation, but iím at a loss on this one.

Unfortunately we wonít be delayed enough to get any sort of compensation, but this just adds to the list of reasons to not bother flying BA
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Old May 8, 22, 1:00 pm
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And yet Ö you are.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:00 pm
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Eventually got sorted. Passenger was put on this flight last minute and crew was unaware of allergy.

Passenger was offloaded and weíre now on the way.

Would have been a non issue if it was explained a bit better by crew tbf
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Old May 8, 22, 1:02 pm
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Haha, you do seem to be a nut allergy lightening rod

I am equally puzzle to why a nut allergy causes a delay.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by GumshoeW12 View Post
And yet Ö you are.
Helpful comment. Thanks for your contribution.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Haha, you do seem to be a nut allergy lightening rod

I am equally puzzle to why a nut allergy causes a delay.
PAX declared allergy when boarding and then got offloaded. So I have sympathy with BA on this one, just could have been communicated better.
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The passenger asked to be offloaded or was offloaded by BA? I still donít understand why a nut allergy causes an offload - I think you are familiar with the steps they take to ensure someone can fly with a nut allergy
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Old May 8, 22, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
I am equally puzzle to why a nut allergy causes a delay.
I've had that on a longhaul, where virtually every meal on board in all cabins had tree nuts in them, and there was a family involved. The family was a little imprecise about the allergy (to peanuts, which is a bean not a nut) but the captain contacted control to see if the entire catering could be replaced to other dishes. Control I think gave an ambiguous answer to begin with and eventually said it wasn't possible. So family was offloaded, and thus baggage as well. Took a couple of hours all in, and the passengers ended up downgraded to economy on Qatar. It was just the feeling that somehow this had never happened before, knowing that of course it has.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
The passenger asked to be offloaded or was offloaded by BA? I still donít understand why a nut allergy causes an offload - I think you are familiar with the steps they take to ensure someone can fly with a nut allergy
Not sure of the answer to this unfortunately. But Passenger offloaded with Hold Luggage (so iím told at least). Another bizarre situation.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by JackDann View Post
Eventually got sorted. Passenger was put on this flight last minute and crew was unaware of allergy.

Passenger was offloaded and weíre

now on the way.

Would have been a non issue if it was explained a bit better by crew tbf
When I say ďon the wayĒ. Weíve managed a good 10ft.
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Originally Posted by JackDann View Post
PAX declared allergy when boarding and then got offloaded. So I have sympathy with BA on this one, just could have been communicated better.
I expect there is more to this story.

I cannot believe a passenger declares an allergy on boarding AND BA involuntarily offloads them.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jameslon View Post
I expect there is more to this story.

I cannot believe a passenger declares an allergy on boarding AND BA involuntarily offloads them.
I agree. Alot not adding up here. We also didnít see any passengers leave the aircraft.

Once again, this is smelling more and more like a brown substance that comes out of the rear end of a Bull.
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Expecting all the catering in the aircraft to change to suit one passenger is also a bit harsh, no?

BA tell passengers that they can't do that, too ( https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...-and-pregnancy section "Food allergies")
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Old May 8, 22, 1:30 pm
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Expecting all the catering in the aircraft to change to suit one passenger is also a bit harsh, no?

BA tell passengers that they can't do that, too ( https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...-and-pregnancy section "Food allergies")
Indeed, so the passenger being offloaded would be the right outcome.

Some may find this harsh, but passengers who cause this should be fined for disruption caused. Iím pretty pissed off that this has caused me at least an hour delay.
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Old May 8, 22, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by GumshoeW12 View Post
And yet Ö you are.
Because iím poor and wanted to use Avios. If I was paying cash and wasnít skint iíd have flown Easyjet.
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