Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2008 - 11:02am
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

we just returned from a trip in which we flew airtran. we had a pretty good experience with them, and i would definitely fly with them again. actually, i would probably fly with any airline as long as they were peanut free. to me, it is not worth the extra worry to fly with an airline who serves peanuts, even if they don't do so on your flight.

anyway, our flight out was pretty empty, but i still told the flight attendant about my daughter's allergy. strangely enough, she mentioned that we were the 3rd peanut allergy that had flown that day (and this was an early afternoon flight). she seemed genuinely concerned and asked all kinds of questions. she told me she would keep a lookout for anyone eating peanuts, but since there was no one within 2 rows of us, i didn't feel like she needed to make an announcement.

the flight back was similar, although not as empty. i can't tell you how nice it is to know you are on a peanut free flight. as for people bringing in their own food, security is so strict that people are now limited to what they can buy in the airport terminal shops, and i did not see a lot of peanuts around there either.

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2008 - 8:59pm
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

hi, ivycosmo,
sorry to hear of your bad experience with airtran! what jerks!! but you're right ... unfortunately each flight is different, with, of course, different crew, so you never know what you are going to get. the only reason i would fly any airline consistently is if they are peanut free (which airtran is), as we are only dealing with PA. i figure that it is just one less thing to worry about. otherwise, i think one airline is probably just as good (or bad) as the other, for the reasons stated above.
hope you had a nice time anyway, and i'm assuming you had a safe trip, so that's good. i'm sure the plane trip was pretty frustrating nonetheless!

Posted on: Tue, 08/12/2008 - 1:08pm
C's picture
Joined: 05/18/2005 - 09:00

We flew air tran last month for the first time. We did not have a problem with them serving nuts or having a reaction. However, customer service was very poor on both flights.

Posted on: Sun, 05/25/2008 - 4:30pm
AliciaAnn's picture
Joined: 04/20/2007 - 09:00

I agree with you. We just flew Air Tran as well and were very pleased. I was really nervous as this was my first flight with our little guy since he was diagnosed. The flight attendants were extremely helpful. Both flights were fairly empty so they allowed us to sit wherever we wanted and they made an announcement before the flight asking that guests refrained from eating any snacks that may have peanuts. We will definitely fly them again and will recommend them to anyone.

Posted on: Fri, 06/06/2008 - 7:14am
Ivycosmo's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00

Because of your posts, I decided to fly Air Tran with my severely PA son this summer. I was really struggling, but knowing you both had a good experience gave me the courage to purchase the tickets. Thanks for posting!

Posted on: Fri, 06/06/2008 - 11:44am
ctmartin's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007 - 09:00

good luck ivycosmo! please let us know how it goes!!

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