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Air Canada Told: Offer Nut-free Zones

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered Air Canada to create a formal policy that includes nut- or peanut-free “buffer zones” on its airplanes to accommodate passengers with these serious food allergies. In its preliminary ruling, released January 7, 2010, the agency also declared peanut and tree nut allergies a “disability” in the context of air […]

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Allergic Living Airlines Campaign: Update

Initial Response of Airlines to AL Reduce-the-Risk Campaign In January, 2009, Allergic Living magazine launched a write-in campaign to the chief executives of Canada’s two main airlines – Air Canada and WestJet. Over 1,100 individuals took part, personalizing Allergic Living’s form letter that urged the two airlines to develop clear, consistent policies on serious food […]

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Pets in Plane Cabins: Under Review in Canada

The Canadian Transportation Agency wants to talk to Canada’s airlines about their policies for carrying small animals in the cabin. It made the request in a February 2010 ruling in which it found that passengers with cat allergies have disabilities in terms of air travel. The ruling looked at three cat-allergy complaints against Air Canada, […]

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Air Canada Told: Offer Nut-free Zones

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered Air Canada to create a formal policy that includes nut- or peanut-free “buffer zones” on its airplanes to accommodate passengers with these serious food allergies. In its ruling, released January 7, the agency also declared peanut and tree nut allergies a “disability” in the context of air travel. The […]

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