Exposure to a food allergen at 40,000 feet is an allergic person’s worst nightmare. For many travelers, it’s happening more often than it should.
Those with peanut and nut allergies can breathe a little easier when they fly with WestJet. Changes to the airline’s food allergy policy mean that tree nuts and peanuts will no longer be served or sold on board.
Traveling with food allergies can be a challenge. One family makes it work by carrying a suitcase full of safe foods, cooking most meals and learning to adapt when things don’t go as planned.
Follow these handy tips to minimize the risk of contact with food allergens while flying and ensure a safe and happy trip.