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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.
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 this week 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? [...]
Hallelujah, we’ve been heard. If you ask a flight attendant on WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, she or he will step to the microphone and ask fellow passengers to please not pull out nut or peanut snacks. The attendant will briefly explain that this is because there is a person onboard with serious allergies. This [...]
No one should have to go through what my two kids and I have just gone through. We’re the people you may have heard about in the news. On February 15, we got tossed off a Mexicana Airlines flight simply because I’d asked that the attendants not serve peanuts. I’m at risk of anaphylaxis to [...]
Air Canada Ruling: January 2010 In making its decision, the Canadian Transportation Agency weighed the recommendations made by Toronto allergists Dr. Gordon Sussman (advising the agency) and Dr. Peter Vadas (advising Air Canada), as well as the two complainants and Air Canada. Following are the key findings of the CTA’s ruling. When is Allergy “Disability” [...]
Allergic Living Magazine Reveals Grave Risks to Allergic Air Travellers TORONTO – January 6, 2009: Startling new research reveals that most major airlines do not have clearly defined policies and procedures in place for allergic passengers, and they continue to serve some of the most highly allergenic foods, including nuts, sesame, fish and shellfish, according [...]