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CTA Issues Dog Allergy Order

The Canadian Transportation Agency has issued its latest decision on pet allergies in the sky.

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WestJet Steps Up to the Mike

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 […]

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Air Canada Unveils Allergy Policy

Air Canada’s peanut- and nut-free buffer zones are ready for takeoff. But will these accommodations really fly?

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Canadian Transportation Agency’s Nuts Ruling

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” […]

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Reduce-the-Risk Airlines Campaign: An Update

Dear Friends, First – to all of you who took part in Allergic Living’s “Reduce the Risk” airlines campaign, thank you for the support. We had a remarkable outpouring of response; over 1,000 personalized copies of Allergic Living’s form letter were couriered to the CEOs of both Air Canada and WestJet. Through the CEOs’ representatives, […]

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