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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    according to the article, they didn't know she had an allergy to nuts.

    ok, I thought I read that too. So the airline was supposed to anticipate her allergy? So should they not include dairy, seafood, nut, or egg products in any of their in-flight meals then either? Because someone may discover an allergy in-flight?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    because United is not a nut-free airline?
    Because we save people with peanut allergies. Semi jimlad but our gene pool is getting weaker.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Serving peanuts seems like such an unnecessary risk to take when you could just give out crackers or pretzels or whatever instead.

    southwest gives out mini packs of golden oreos and ritz bitz. Yes please.


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

    Unfortunately, there is no solution to any of it. Switching to pretzels does not help, as some people are allergic to that as well. My nephew had allergies to EVERYTHING. Corn, peanuts, wheat, rice, milk, and soy. He could only eat a special formula, potatoes, fruit, and meat for the first 4 years of his life. He has outgrown a couple of his allergies, but still has to get tested every year to see if he has improved.

    If you go by that alone, you would never be able to serve anything anywhere, as there is bound to be someone allergic to it.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Because we save people with peanut allergies. Semi jimlad but our gene pool is getting weaker.

    Allergies and sensitivities are dramatically on the rise. Supposedly cause you city kids don't get exposed to the right kind of dust and dander. And clean freak parents.

    As Marie Antoinette said, "let them eat dirt"


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    according to the article, they didn't know she had an allergy to nuts.
    Early in the piece, the reaction came from eating nuts served on the flight. Later in the piece, it occurred after another passenger opened a bag of mixed nuts that they themselves brought onboard. Those might be two different stories, but it's hard to tell with their garbled writing style.

    It sounds as though United agreed on the ban, then reneged, although later on in the article, the writer infers that Ryanair agreed and United did not, which could possibly be on company brokering a deal that they didn't have the ability or right to enforce.

    This article is exactly why it's good to prepare one's writing before someone else has to see it.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    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.
    But peanuts are so much better than all those other options.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    ok, I thought I read that too. So the airline was supposed to anticipate her allergy? So should they not include dairy, seafood, nut, or egg products in any of their in-flight meals then either? Because someone may discover an allergy in-flight?
    No, they were on a flight, she ate a nut, and she had a reaction. That was when they first learned of her allergy. On the return flight, apparently there was some kind of "promise" (although that seems to be debatable) that United would be able to provide a nut free flight home. And they didn't. They said they're not a nut-free airline.

    Now, there was another incident, listed in the article, with a different airline, and a different family, that did promise and attempt to deliver a nut-free flight at the request of a passenger. Another passenger opened up a pack of nuts, despite being told not to by the airline, and was subsequently banned from flying with them.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    This article is exactly why it's good to prepare one's writing before someone else has to see it.
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    Re: United Airlines - "Not a nut free airline"

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    But peanuts are so much better than all those other options.
    Depends, are we talking salted, unsalted, honey roasted, I need specifics.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Early in the piece, the reaction came from eating nuts served on the flight. Later in the piece, it occurred after another passenger opened a bag of mixed nuts that they themselves brought onboard. Those might be two different stories, but it's hard to tell with their garbled writing style.

    It sounds as though United agreed on the ban, then reneged, although later on in the article, the writer infers that Ryanair agreed and United did not, which could possibly be on company brokering a deal that they didn't have the ability or right to enforce.

    This article is exactly why it's good to prepare one's writing before someone else has to see it.
    yeah, the article is confusing, but there are two separate incidents described in the story.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Early in the piece, the reaction came from eating nuts served on the flight. Later in the piece, it occurred after another passenger opened a bag of mixed nuts that they themselves brought onboard. Those might be two different stories, but it's hard to tell with their garbled writing style.

    It sounds as though United agreed on the ban, then reneged, although later on in the article, the writer infers that Ryanair agreed and United did not, which could possibly be on company brokering a deal that they didn't have the ability or right to enforce.

    This article is exactly why it's good to prepare one's writing before someone else has to see it.

    yeah I was having a really hard time following what the heck was going on.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    No, they were on a flight, she ate a nut, and she had a reaction. That was when they first learned of her allergy. On the return flight, apparently there was some kind of "promise" (although that seems to be debatable) that United would be able to provide a nut free flight home. And they didn't. They said they're not a nut-free airline.

    Now, there was another incident, listed in the article, with a different airline, and a different family, that did promise and attempt to deliver a nut-free flight at the request of a passenger. Another passenger opened up a pack of nuts, despite being told not to by the airline, and was subsequently banned from flying with them.
    ok, I still semi-side with the airline in the first story then. The 2nd one, yeah if you were told to not bring peanuts and you did anyway, they can ban you.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    ok, I thought I read that too. So the airline was supposed to anticipate her allergy? So should they not include dairy, seafood, nut, or egg products in any of their in-flight meals then either? Because someone may discover an allergy in-flight?
    Maybe they aren't, but I always thought that peanut allergies were worse than other ones. I guess it's possible, but I've never heard of people reacting because they breathed in some of the smell of seafood for example.

    I guess I don't see why they don't change. I get that you can't change for everyone, but this seems like it would be pretty easy to do. The other problem is that now that you've said you aren't a nut free airline, you open up the possibility that others will and take your business.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    ok, I still semi-side with the airline in the first story then. The 2nd one, yeah if you were told to not bring peanuts and you did anyway, they can ban you.
    yeah, that's how I see it too. I feel for the family and their newly discovered travel needs, but it's hard to expect an airline to be able to guarantee a nut free flight on short notice.


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