Air Canada

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2000 - 1:46pm
LoriHuhn's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/23/1999 - 09:00

I just flew Air Canada from San Francisco to Vancouver...not only was it a brand new plane...peanuts were no where to be found. They tell me that they don't serve peanuts on any flights. What a lovely flight not having to worry about touching peanuts or more importantly smelling them.

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2000 - 3:10pm
DebO's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

pHi/p
pJust so you know, Air Canada has not been serving peanuts for about a year now. What is unclear is whther this policy will also apply to Canadian now that they have merged - I don't know if Canadian was peanut free before or not./p
pdeb/p

Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 4:42am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

pRemember to remind the airlines about your allergy no matter how informed they are suppose to already be on the allergy./p
pIf you are flying to another country be sure that the caterers loading the plane for your return trip are informed of the allergy!/p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p

Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 6:12am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

pWe had some conversations with Air Canada today re: customer complaint of peanuts being served on a plane with a peanut allergic child on board./p
pThis was a USA to Canada trip./p
pWe asked if Air Canada has a written policy regarding peanut allergy and was told by the person who contacted us from the company that she was not aware of one. She will research this further. We requested they have a written policy in place and made suggestions as to wording. We offered our services if the company would like to consult with us to put together a policy./p
pWe look forward to hearing your thoughts on what a policy should contain. Email and post!/p
pWe have a file started and told the company that we will be checking back with them as a follow up to today's work./p
pAir Canada phone number (514) 422-5000/p
pI want to thank the family that contacted us today and whom alerted us to the problem they experienced./p
pI also want to encourage you to contact us, post on these discussion boards etc. whenever you have a problem that needs to be addressed, a concern of any kind regarding peanut allergy, and anything that we can learn from./p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p
p[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited December 19, 2002).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 12:22pm
minaelle's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/07/2003 - 09:00

pWe tried to book flights on Air Canada to find they serve mixed nuts in first class (although no peanuts). This still is a problem for peanut allergic individuals because many mixed nuts contain traces of peanuts.br /
By the way for flying within Canada Westjet did not serve any nuts or peanuts - only pretzels and Mr. Christie peanut-free cookies./p

Posted on: Tue, 01/07/2003 - 12:53pm
DebO's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

pMy children just flew Westjet to Calgary to visit their dad as UM's. I was told the snack would be pretzels but almonds were given out...../p

Posted on: Sat, 01/11/2003 - 11:55am
darthcleo's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

pI'm flying Air Canada Tango tomorrow morning on my way to Florida./p
pI was told that they serve no peanuts and in fact, my cousin who's a stewardness has confirmed no peanuts. However, peanut traces may be found. /p
pIn our case, I'm bringing our own food since we also have to deal with eggs, and milk. (soy has been declared as ok by the allergist just yesterday!)/p
p[This message has been edited by darthcleo (edited January 11, 2003).]/p

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 3:39am
darthcleo's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

pI can confirm now that Air Canada Tango is offering cashews all through the flight. The only good news is that they're for sale, so not everyone is getting them.br /
Of course the guy seated behind my son bought them... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]/p

Posted on: Thu, 12/19/2002 - 4:40am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

Hello,
Please help keep information as organized as possible on these boards.
Here is a link to the other "Air Canada" thread which we want to use for posting on this airline.
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum9/HTML/000056.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum9/HTML/000056.html[/url]
Thank you
You may want to do a search of this Airlines discussion board with "Canada" in the search words box if you want to find more threads with Air Canada posts.
------------------
Stay Safe,
[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]

Posted on: Tue, 10/04/2005 - 7:41am
erik's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Flew Air Canada twice in September. No pproblems at all.. a great flight. They don't serve peanuts.

Posted on: Tue, 10/04/2005 - 8:25am
Adele's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

Erik, another quick question for you if you don't mind.
When (if?) you fly with an airline that serves PN's, do you have any kind or reaction when all the bags are opened?
Do you intentionally travel airlines that don't serve pn's?
Thanks, Adele

Posted on: Sun, 10/09/2005 - 3:41pm
erik's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Adele:
[b]Erik, another quick question for you if you don't mind.
When (if?) you fly with an airline that serves PN's, do you have any kind or reaction when all the bags are opened?
Do you intentionally travel airlines that don't serve pn's?
Thanks, Adele[/b]
Hi Adele,
I try to always fly on airlines that do not serve peanuts (ie Air Canada). However, when I do fly on an airline that does serve peanuts (ie Cathay Pacific) I have had no reaction when the peanuts are served and people open the bags.
The tiems I have had an airborne reaction in my life have been when I am in a restaurant that serves peanuts in the bar and everyone is breaking open the peanuts and eating them. I have been sitting in the restaurant area away form the nuts, but after about 20 or 30 minutes I start to sneeze a bit and get a runny nose... I now avoid restaurants that serve loose peanuts.
However, I have never had any problem on planes that serve peanuts (I had 6 flights on CAthay Pacific last year). I do, however, try to choose flights that do not serve peanuts.

Posted on: Wed, 11/02/2005 - 8:00am
smack's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

A guy sitting at an airport bar in Atlanta noticed a beautiful woman sitting next to him. He thought to himself, "Wow, she's so gorgeous, she must be a flight attendant. But which airline does she work for?"
Hoping to gain her attention, he leaned towards her and uttered the Delta Slogan, "Love to fly and it shows?"
She gave him a blank, confused stare and he immediately thought to himself, "Nope, not Delta."
A moment later, another slogan popped into his head. He leaned toward her again, "Something special in the air?"
She gave him an angry look.
He mentally kicked himself, and scratched American Airlines off the list.
Next he tried the United slogan, "I would really love to fly your friendly skies?"
This time the infuriated woman turned to him and said in a loud voice,
"What the F__ do you want?"
The man smiled, and said.... "Ahhhh, Air Canada!"

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:56pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:19pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...