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Travel With Allergies

To the Alarm of the Allergic, Pets are Back in the Cabin

It was shortly after takeoff when Joanne Silver began to feel like she couldn’t breathe. The Ontario woman was on a WestJet flight to Saskatoon to visit family, her three kids seated behind her, when her eyes began to swell and she felt her airways tightening. Silver has had asthma most of her life, but […]

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Teen Almost Thrown Off Flight Over His Allergy

Maureen Neary and her 17-year-old son got on an Air Canada flight headed from Vancouver to Toronto on Sept. 7, 2010. She asked the flight attendant if it was possible to make a P.A. announcement asking passengers to refrain from opening peanut packages because of her son’s peanut allergy. The result of this request was […]

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Our Travel Guide: The Essential Check List

The Check List Medications including asthma inhalers, antihistamines and Auto-injector Safe Food Note from your doctor saying that you require an Auto-injector if you’re flying or crossing the border

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Food Allergy Guide to Visiting Relatives Safely

Time with Friends and Family Be clear about your allergies. Socializing with out-of-town family or friends can be tricky because they may not fully understand the risks that food allergies present and the safeguards you or your child need. Be polite, clear and assertive – and never feel bad about saying no to a food […]

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Our Travel Guide: Accommodations

Hotels Ask for what you need. If you have a life-threatening allergy, tell the check-in clerk so he or she can put it on your file. Also double check that if you asked for a room with a kitchen, that’s what you’re getting. If you’re not sure where the closest medical facilities are, ask for […]

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Our Travel Guide: Travel by Air

Travel by Air Pack your medications. Always remember to bring your allergy and asthma medications with you – and if you’re flying, don’t pack them in your checked baggage. Keep them with you at all times. Pack food. If you’re not sure what foods will be available on the road or in the air, bring […]

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Travel Guide- Planning ahead

Our Travel Guide: Planning Ahead

Serious food allergies are challenging enough, but when you hit the road, they can get even trickier. One study showed that the majority of allergic travelers stick closer to home, and even avoid travel by air or boat because of their conditions. Still, food allergies shouldn’t stop travelers from getting out and exploring the world, […]

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Comparing The Airlines’ Allergy Policies

Allergic Living’s comprehensive chart on the allergy policies of 12 major airlines.

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DOT May Halt Service of Peanuts on Planes

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is weighing new rules designed to protect air passengers, including one that would restrict airlines from serving peanuts. In announcing these proposed measures in early June, DOT said it seeks “to provide greater access to air travel for individuals with severe peanut allergies in light of the significant number […]

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Flying Allergic

Flying Allergic

Published in Allergic Living Winter 2009. It was a flight that Paige Humphreys and her family looked forward to every winter: from chilly Edmonton to Vancouver, Vancouver to sunny Maui. Along with the sunscreen and bathing suits, Humphreys, who has a severe allergy to tree nuts, diligently packed her own snacks as well as two Twinjects, and […]

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