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, […]
A large study suggests there are strategies that might reduce the odds of having a peanut- or nut-allergic reaction aboard 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.
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 […]
March 2012 – 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 […]
The CTA agreed to Air Canada’s request that food can’t be guaranteed nut-free within one of its allergy buffer zones.
Wash hands often. When you’re out exploring, make sure your child washes his or her hands regularly – especially before eating. Bring favorite foods. When traveling, it’s easy for allergic kids to feel left out. Make sure to bring plenty of their favorite treats so they feel like they’re getting the royal holiday treatment too. […]
WestJet, Canada’s 2nd largest airline, reveals extensive accommodations for the nut, peanut allergic.
Published: Dec. 9/10 Robert Palmer, WestJet’s manager of public relations, spoke with Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith about the details of his airline’s new forward-thinking food allergy policy. Allergic Living: I have to start by asking: Why did WestJet make these few policy changes that are quite groundbreaking in terms of food allergy accommodation? Robert Palmer: […]