Does anyone have a list of airlines that are safe for international travel..especially Europe?
I back packed through 6 countries in Europe during the summer of 2009. I used Ryan Air regularly and they were wonderful.
They always made announcements for my peanut allergy in both English and the language of the country we were departing from. One time, they notified the section of the plane I was in (which didn't embarrass me after having worn masks on planes for years) and next thing I know there were 2 other hands that popped up that said they were allergic to peanuts too.
The whole plane starting clapping and reassuring us that we will be ok and we are safe. It was incredible. Not to mention whenever you land, everyone claps and celebrates a safe flight.
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I recently complained about United Airlines because they lied to me about making an announcement and were so rude and disrespectful to me.
Hope this helps!
I have had extremely good experiences with WestJet (A Canadian company). They announce that there are people on the flight with severe peanut allergies, and request that people sitting within a certain amount of rows of these people refrain from eating peanuts/nuts. As well, they usually have a "buffer zone" where you can request to sit if you have a specific allergy. There is no sure fire way to take a flight and feel completely safe, but I have found that West Jet provides the most comfort and understanding by far.
ALL PARENTS OUT THERE WITH KIDS WITH SEVERE PENUT ALLERGIES CAN WE PLEASE GET TOGETHER AND ASK THE AIRLINES TO DESIGNATE ONE FLIGHT A DAY AS FREE OF PN. PERHAPS START WITH THOSE WITH DST TO ORLANDO FL. I AM SURE THEY WILL BOOK UP BUT WE HAVE TO SPEAK UP! PERHAPS GO ON TWITTER AND TWEET THEM A POLITE REQUEST.
We have flown lufthansa, as well as united multiple times, and we have had no problems so far. Hope this helps!
SAS was deeply concerned about the safety of our allergic child, even requesting overhead for passengers to refrain from opening peanuts or nuts they may have brought on board themselves. They genuinely cared and reminded me it is very important to notify when you book the flight. Then, the lead flight attendant will be notified before you board.
I was on a flight last week that had two children with PN/TN allergies.
The attendant made an announcement to the passengers that two children had life threatening reactions to PN/TN and they were asked not to open any containers with PN/TN they may have brought on board.
Behind me was a lady (~70 year old) that made the statement "These are my nuts, I bought them for the flight, and I will eat my nut." I quickly turned to the lady and informed her—she has been warned—if she was to open her "container of nuts" and if any one of the children suffered an attack she could be charged with assault and GOD forbid, if one of the children suffered a fatal attack, she could be charged with a serious felony.
She then demanded from the attendant a replacement snack. The attendant was brilliant— she told the lady she would see what she could find that would satisfy her life-threatening need for a snack. I assume the attendant was a mom that may have a relative with a serious PN/TN condition.
People do not understand how serious of an issue PN/TN allergies are. Maybe it's because the condition is called an "ALLERGY" and they equate it to seasonal pollen allergies whereby medicine can alleviate or fix the symptoms.
Regulators and airlines need to use common sense and eliminate PN/TN from a confined space that is restricted in its ability to get a person to a hospital.
My highly allergic 13 year old daughter and I have flown extensively both European and domestic- on United airlines without incident. Please bear in mind that we bring our own food, sanitize our seating area, cover the seat with a specially manufactured cover. We fly business first an make it very clear that she suffers from this allergy. The FAs are aware of allergies, and in some cases, have ingredient and allergen lists available. We carry Benadryl an epipen and nebulizet. That all said, United has been very safe for us.
None of them probaby.
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