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Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 1:47am
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Interesting ... as much as yesterday was annoying, it seems that we've made progress since 2000. There is a discussion on this site from seven years ago called "PA child denied boarding plane" ... at least kids are not being denied boarding today. NP.

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 3:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by NoPeanutsPlease.com:
[b]Interesting ... as much as yesterday was annoying, it seems that we've made progress since 2000. There is a discussion on this site from seven years ago called "PA child denied boarding plane" ... at least kids are not being denied boarding today. NP.[/b]
Are you sure? We were denied by Continental when we were flying from Los Angeles to Nashville changing planes in Houston. They would not let us board in Houston. They would not let us fly to our destination and they would not let us return home. That was in 2000. As far as I know, their policy has not changed. They reserve the right to refuse to allow you to board if they determine that there is a medical risk. (which could have been solved by them not serving peanuts but they refused to refrain from serving them for one flight).
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Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 3:15am
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Oh great news.....We fly West Jet tomorrow morning from Toronto.....I wonder if we should even mention the PA and TNA to the airline. I am bringing Benadryl too, brand new bottle with seal and a note for this and epi's from dr. I am already a bad flyer, I'll be a basket of nerves!

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 5:22am
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Thanks CarefulMom ... it is unfortunate that they would have that policy still. As for West Jet ... I think customer service just set my expectations too high. Be prepared and you should be okay. I would not expect any special assistance from them, but short of having to get a person next to you to put a bag of peanuts away you should be fine.
I would be interested in hearing how things go. I would still recommend letting the flight crew know about the allergy. Good luck! NP.
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Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 10:16am
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Too funny ... I just tried to use West Jet's web check-in service for tomorrow's flight. Apparently when the check-in lady noted the peanut allergy it stayed on file. I cannot use the web check-in now, as apparently I requested a 'special service'. Hopefully this is not a harbinger of how well the return flight goes.
NP.

Posted on: Tue, 02/27/2007 - 10:55pm
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The return flight was uneventful. The check-in agent noted that the reason for not having access to web check-in was due to traveling with a child younger than 2 - makes sense.
The first person I told of the allergy was the flight attendant and she was fairly nonchalant. No announcement was made on the return flight either. However, it was not a concern as my expectations were set accordingly this time around.

Posted on: Thu, 03/01/2007 - 3:19pm
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Sound familiar:
[url="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2316623.ece"]http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2316623.ece[/url]

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 2:45am
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We arrived back in Toronto yesterday on West Jet. Leaving Toronto the check in agent was great...the plane wasn't full so due to ds allergy she gave us the whole row (all 6 seats). Coming home from Florida when I mentioned the allergy to the staff at the gate they looked at me like I was from Mars. I wiped down all areas really well, esp. trays as when I opened one crumbs had been left behind. Coming home we had the Peanut Family behind us, Snickers and Reese cups galore!
Np problems with epipens, although leaving Florida the security guy mumbled something about the sealed Benadryl in my carry on.
No eating out exept for Papa John's and a BIG THANK YOU to whever mentioned Philly Swirl, my kids loved 'em!

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 3:02am
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Glad it worked out and thanks for the update.
It is truly a surreal experience the first time you fly with an allergic child. You just notice lots of seemingly innocent things that are potential dangers to your child. Unidentified crumbs on a tray. The peanut family sitting behind you. Kiddie finger prints on the window.
I just posted about Airline Policy on my blog ... would be interested in your perspective. It's lengthy so probably best to just post the URL: [url="http://nopeanutsplease-com.blogspot.com/2007/03/airline-policy.html"]http://nopeanutsplease-com.blogspot.com/2007/03/airline-policy.html[/url]
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