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    United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Curious where people fall on this one. Certainly, a business should not be expected to cave to every need of their customers, but where's the line?

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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    I am always surprised on airlines when they hand you peanuts. Some airlines have switched to pretzels, but not all.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    I'm just perusing - did she have a reaction to someone else just having the nuts open or actually eating them herself?



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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    I'm just perusing - did she have a reaction to someone else just having the nuts open or actually eating them herself?
    She ate them herself.
    I don't know much about peanut allergies. My first thought is that there wouldn't be a problem on the return trip if she just didn't eat them again, but I could be very wrong on that.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    This is why we have more allergies.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    She ate them herself.
    I don't know much about peanut allergies. My first thought is that there wouldn't be a problem on the return trip if she just didn't eat them again, but I could be very wrong on that.
    one would think. Then again, I used to work with someone who had a nut allergy, and they claimed they couldn't even be in the same room. Even shaking hands with someone who'd eaten a nut was dangerous because of the possibility of transferring the oil. She was pretty dramatic, so I never really believed her, but I guess you never know.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Certainly sympathetic to the condition, but the airline can't cater to every possible need. I guess I'm kind of on the fence. Tough question.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    My wife is a teacher and its pretty serious I guess. You can't even be near someone with peanuts.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    This is why we have more allergies.
    because United is not a nut-free airline?


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    She should probably avoid attending baseball games.



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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    one would think. Then again, I used to work with someone who had a nut allergy, and they claimed they couldn't even be in the same room. Even shaking hands with someone who'd eaten a nut was dangerous because of the possibility of transferring the oil. She was pretty dramatic, so I never really believed her, but I guess you never know.
    I had a soldier whose allergy to poison ivy would legitimately flare up anytime we went to the field at Camp Dodge. Good soldier, but Camp Dodge has way more poison ivy than he could ever handle. I could believe that there's more to it than just ingesting them, but if her allergy was that bad, it seems like a request that they could make in advance.

    And, of course, they could not give her the peanuts.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    one would think. Then again, I used to work with someone who had a nut allergy, and they claimed they couldn't even be in the same room. Even shaking hands with someone who'd eaten a nut was dangerous because of the possibility of transferring the oil. She was pretty dramatic, so I never really believed her, but I guess you never know.

    there was a girl who died, I believe, from kissing her boyfriend who had eaten a PB&J sandwich.

    In this case, if the girl only had an allergy to eating them - then parents need to be parents and not let her eat them. If it's a "person across the aisle eats them and I go into anaphylactic shock" thing, that I can understand. But then how do you ever go out into public? That sucks, but I don't know how you can expect everyone else to never eat or have contact with nut products.



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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    She should probably avoid attending baseball games.
    Or eating at Texas Roadhouse...



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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I had a soldier whose allergy to poison ivy would legitimately flare up anytime we went to the field at Camp Dodge. Good soldier, but Camp Dodge has way more poison ivy than he could ever handle. I could believe that there's more to it than just ingesting them, but if her allergy was that bad, it seems like a request that they could make in advance.

    And, of course, they could not give her the peanuts.
    according to the article, they didn't know she had an allergy to nuts.


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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Serving peanuts seems like such an unnecessary risk to take when you could just give out crackers or pretzels or whatever instead. It's a pretty common allergy these days.



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