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\"Allergic to peanuts? Some airlines don\'t serve them\"
I don't visit this thread much since it's so rare that we fly but here is a summary of airline that have peanut policy - I apologize if this is posted elsewhere. Does this information agree with your experience?
[i][b]the fearless traveler
Allergic to peanuts? Some airlines don't serve them[/b]
By Andrea Sachs
The Washington Post
Dear Fearless Traveler: My son has a sensitive peanut allergy. Which airlines no longer serve peanuts aboard domestic and international flights?
Dear Reader: In recent years, some airlines have replaced peanut snacks with less-controversial pretzels. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, an advocacy group in Fairfax, Va., maintains a list of carriers that are sensitive to fliers with peanut allergies.
For example, American, United, Northwest, JetBlue, Spirit and ATA are peanut-free, as are Aer Lingus, Alitalia and British Airways. Some airlines are not so clear on their peanut policy: Due to the US Airways-America West merger, peanuts and pretzels are served at random -- and there is no way to find out in advance which will be offered.
Meanwhile, carriers such as Delta and Alaska airlines do serve the nut but have created peanut-free zones. Just be sure to request seats in this section when making your reservations. FAAN suggests passengers "reconfirm the peanut snack policy when booking reservations."
For international flights, order meals that are peanut-free. While refined peanut oil is not allergenic, Patrick Archer, president of the American Peanut Council, says, "there is no international standard for refining, so you can't make an absolute statement that refined peanut oil is non-allergenic."
Your safest bet is to carry your own food. Also, remember to pack injectable epinephrine and a doctor's note, so you won't be questioned at security checkpoints. For other tips, contact FAAN (800-929-4040, [url=http://www.foodallergy.org).[/i]]www.foodallergy.org).[/i][/url]