After Nikki’s epinephrine injection, Jennifer requested that a PA announcement be made asking fellow passengers to refrain from eating nuts as there was a passenger having a serious allergic reaction. The flight attendant she spoke to said that couldn’t be done, that it was against policy.
I launched The No Nut Traveler. This is a website dedicated to all the people who have food allergies and wish to fly on commercial airlines. On our website you can share your experiences with airlines so we can build a database of support, write your legislator and file a complaint with the DOT (Department of Transportation). Please log on, take a look, and share your stories if applicable and forward to your family and friends. http://nonuttraveler.com
Amy Wicker of Naperville, who runs AllergySafeTravel, an online travel resource for people with food allergies, showed her film, More Than An Inconvenience
A senior representative of FARE, the food allergy organization, and an independent food allergy advocate had the unprecedented opportunity to make the case directly to the top U.S. airlines for clear guidelines for accommodating air travelers with food allergies.
The speakers are Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, a pediatric allergist, and attorney Laurel Francoeur.
It’s back! Our Comparing Airlines Chart that details the allergy policies of 12 major airlines is now updated with 2014 information.
I get the liability jargon people bandy about, I’m a lawyer. In the same way “free speech” is misunderstood, we have to get some things straight about liability and discrimination and what it means when common carriers (entities that transport people) discriminate.
"Anaphylaxis in the Air: Two Recent Airline Incidents"http://allergicliving.com/2014/08/21/anaphylaxis-in-the-air-two-recent-airline-incidents/1/Dr. Matthew Greenhawt:QuoteThere is no evidence that has been able to show that such dust circulates. Five studies in the past 10 years have addressed this concept QuoteApart from reactions where one eats a contaminated food, airline reactions most likely occur from allergen that may accumulate on surfaces. This we know happens in many different environments. On the plane, without being aware, one could potentially touch a surface that hadn’t been wiped down first, and theoretically ingest some level of allergen.
There is no evidence that has been able to show that such dust circulates. Five studies in the past 10 years have addressed this concept
Apart from reactions where one eats a contaminated food, airline reactions most likely occur from allergen that may accumulate on surfaces. This we know happens in many different environments. On the plane, without being aware, one could potentially touch a surface that hadn’t been wiped down first, and theoretically ingest some level of allergen.
United Airlines has amended its allergy policy to allow “buffer zones” to be created for peanut-allergic passengers.
Pressure has been mounting recently for the rights of food-allergic passengers in the sky.
He eventually decided to disembark the flight rather than risk his daughter's health, after staff were "rude" and "it felt like [he] was being bullied and ganged up on."
When a United Airlines flight crew said they wouldn’t make an announcement to passengers that Lianne Mandelbaum’s son, Joshua, would be flying on board with a peanut allergy, they didn’t know who they were messing with. The angered mother found another way home and soon launched a petition on the website Care2 urging airlines to make accommodations for allergic travelers.
'A pilot even came out and said he had no problems making an announcement,' said Daniel's mother Judith. 'But the woman at the gate and the head office wouldn't have any of it.
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