I just got back from a trip to Salt Lake City on Delta Airlines. I had called them a few nights before the flight to verify about not serving peanuts on the plane. I was informed that they would serve cookies and pretzels instead of trail mix, but that food was for sale. The food for sale included some items that had peanuts. Delta said they would make a note on my file that they would not serve peanuts to anyone within 2 rows in front, behind, or on the side of me, which is their policy.
The flight out to Utah went well, I spoke to the flight attendants when I got on the plane, and they made sure no one ate peanuts.
However, the way back to NY was horrible. I told the flight attendants once again when I got on the plane. Then, a child wanted a peanut butter sandwich who was sitting 2 rows in front of me. The flight attendant told him that he couldn't eat it there because I was allergic. She then asked me to move into the back of the plane where there was one extra seat since she didn't want to move the child by himself in the back. I was traveling with my family as well-so what if I am 21. I didn't want to move, I didn't want to be treated differently since I had an allergy. I stood up for myself and said I rather not move, and the flight attendant and a passenger next to me got upset. The passenger especically harrassed me. She was yelling saying how I am making a child move from his family because I won't move. But my standpoint was why does he have to eat a peanut butter sandwich? It was total harrassment the whole plane ride.
What would you have done? Should I have moved being 21 and older than the child? Or should the situation have been handled differently? Im curious for input.
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