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Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 1:25pm
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When we flew American Los Angeles to Nashville every single food item was individually wrapped with a full ingredient list. Dd is allergic to milk and peanuts and actually got to eat most of the food. It was wonderful. This was about a year ago.

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 11:00am
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I flew American this last week from O'Hare to San Diego without my PA son. I'm pregnant and avoiding all peanuts and tree nuts, and I was disappointed that their snack pack I purchased were several "may contains" or straight-up mixed nuts. I did NOT call ahead or notify anyone that I was avoiding nuts. Just wanted to share my latest experience. I would have certainly called and had different expectations if my son was with me. Oh, by the way, they served mixed nuts, but nothing that was straight peanuts (everything was in individual packages and clearly labeled--some with 'may contains').
Jen

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2006 - 12:16pm
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Thanks for posting the letter from American. I flew American internationally in May/June and also called prior to the trip to see if I could at least order a plain salad.
(I'm an adult with PA) I was told that American wouldn't guarantee anything to be peanut free. I took my own food.....but on the trip home out of Paris, I had trouble finding much....so ate rice cakes and cheese for 12 hours.
I was traveling with a friend who has celiac disease. She ordered a gluten-free meal that I wish I had ordered.
She had a fresh fruit plate, yoplait yogurt (labeled) and one or two other things I could have eaten.
From now on, I'll order the gluten-free meal in hopes that there's something safe to eat in the meal.

Posted on: Mon, 09/04/2006 - 8:54am
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we just flew american to disney. i thought they were great on the way down they made an anouncement about not eating any carried on peanuts or peanut products. and then they didnt serve the mixed nuts just in case... and on the way back they made an anouncement and also didnt serve any of the mixed nuts and in fact half way though the flight they made a second anouncement saying a small child on the flight has a life threatining peanut allergy and to please put away the open container of peanuts so we dont have an emergency on the flight~!!!!! i didnt even see the person eating the nuts but i was very happy.. ( john had an alergic reaction anyways but a dose of benadryll cleared it right up) i couldnt thank them enough and have written them a thank you note with the names of the flight crew that was on board!1
will i fly AMERICAN again?
YES YES YES!!!!
just wanted to share some good news about an airline!!!

Posted on: Sun, 09/10/2006 - 1:25pm
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When we flew American Los Angeles to Nashville every single food item was individually wrapped with a full ingredient list. Dd is allergic to milk and peanuts and actually got to eat most of the food. It was wonderful. This was about a year ago.

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 11:00am
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I flew American this last week from O'Hare to San Diego without my PA son. I'm pregnant and avoiding all peanuts and tree nuts, and I was disappointed that their snack pack I purchased were several "may contains" or straight-up mixed nuts. I did NOT call ahead or notify anyone that I was avoiding nuts. Just wanted to share my latest experience. I would have certainly called and had different expectations if my son was with me. Oh, by the way, they served mixed nuts, but nothing that was straight peanuts (everything was in individual packages and clearly labeled--some with 'may contains').
Jen

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:22pm
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So sorry you had to cancel your flight. It is just not worth the risk or the anxt...to fly under questionable circumstances.
We almost cancelled a flight years ago with Continental. Luckily there were only a handful of folks on the flight. They seated us in the way back so we would be as far as possible from the other folks. I don't know if anyone ate any nuts that day. But there were so few people, it didn't cause a problem. I was infuriated, but my husband was not willing to cancel or postpone the trip. Very difficult situation as we were not on the same page with respect to the level of risk involved. Luckily it all worked out ok.
We used to fly American a lot. They have always served hot mixed nuts in first class, as far as I can recall...For a while they did not serve peanuts or tree nuts in the main cabin. We never had a problem on those flights. My son is airborne sensitive, but I guess the amount of nuts was so minimal and perhaps the warming process was not hot enough to actually cook the nuts, so it was not a problem. I did not know about the nuts in first class the first time we flew. Since he didn't react, I was ok after that, but it made me a little nervous.
We stopped flying American when they began serving tree nuts in the trail mix and breakfast cereals a few years ago. Now we only fly Jet Blue. They don't serve peanuts at all and readily remove any nutty items from the service when asked.
[This message has been edited by falcon (edited January 07, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/09/2007 - 12:28am
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Getting ready to fly AA in a couple weeks, called the platinum help desk and they sad that they can now request a peanut-free meal as part of their special meal program. Not sure if its for all customers, or just frequent fliers, but it is certainly a step in the right direction. I asked why it wasnt on the website, and she did not know. I'll let you all know how the flight goes...

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