London an Rome - just returned
Just back from a brief visit-hope these hints are helpful to someone! My 12 yr old PA/TNA, etc, etc, son was game. We flew DL r/t and it was fine...over it was empty and on the return, a kind steward offered to pull the peanuts which i accepted. Between London and rome we flew Alitalia.i was nervous for this flight. had read that someone was fighting w/them to get on board due to the allergies..no problems-before i left they did call and ask if my son could breathe peanuts...and if he could use the epi pen...no peanuts were on board...and no issues at the airport
WHAT I TOOK W/ME -
I took cereal, homemade granola bars as snacks, lots of oreos--and some sandwich meat for the plane. I still travel w/a thermos of pasta with sauce which my son did eat.
I also took some frozen meat sauce which the hotel heated up for me. I generally find the hotels very accommodating.
I was happy to have the cereal...avoid the buffet breakfasts...
In italy we were very lucky to have a small grocery near to the hotel..ate lots of ham on rolls.
Many simple restaurants in Rome and no nuts. I find the fancier the restaurants, they less they want to deal with the allergies. We left a "hot" spot in Rome for just this reason. Should anyone need restaurant names, i can look them up...one is right near the pantheon - alberto's de pantheon or something like that...everyone knows it and it was very good and very moderate in price.
we didn't take any risks and didn't have any problems!! ciao!
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