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Travel With Allergies

Airlines Face Lobbying from Allergic Travelers

Allergic travelers are getting vocal about rights, gaining political support and starting petitions.

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A Family of Four Squeezes into the Honeymoon Suite

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Advice on Flying with Allergies

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Flying Into Stormy Skies with Food Allergies

Inconsistent allergy policies are leaving travelers stressed and angry. What can be done? Dr. Brett Greenberger vividly recalls the dream vacation that imploded. Four years ago, the Baltimore psychiatrist and his wife Emily, a social worker, planned a Caribbean getaway for the family – including their three kids and his parents. Since their daughter Lily, […]

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A Family of Four Squeezes into the Honeymoon Suite

A family of four squeezes into a beachfront suite for their allergy-friendly vacation.

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Air Travel & Allergies: 8 Factors That May Reduce Risk

A large study suggests there are strategies that might reduce the odds of having a peanut- or nut-allergic reaction aboard an airplane.

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Have You or Your Child Reacted on an Airplane?

A new allergy site is collecting videotaped stories of nut or peanut reactions during flights, which will be shared at an airlines conference.

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Is It Safe to Eat The Airline’s Gluten-free Food?

An increasing number of airlines are now offering gluten-free meals and snacks. But if you’re living with celiac disease, the risk of food cross-contamination is always a worry. Allergic Living asked some leading members of the celiac community for their thoughts on the big question of whether: to eat or not to eat at 35,000 […]

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Cats Can Stay in Plane Cabins, CTA Rules

Three Canadians who filed complaints to the Canadian Transportation Agency about cats on airplanes are not happy with the outcome. The CTA deemed Sarah Daviau, David Spence and Katherine Covell disabled because of their cat allergies in regards to air travel and had ordered major carriers Air Canada and WestJet to create policies that would […]

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Air Canada gets Final Food Ruling

The CTA agreed to Air Canada’s request that food can’t be guaranteed nut-free within one of its allergy buffer zones.

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