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Posted on: Sat, 05/22/2004 - 12:48am
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zigo230,
Are you PA/TNA or do you have a child who is? How did the flight go for you with the almonds? Long Beach to Las Vegas is relatively a short flight, right? We are going on an almost 5 hr flight. I am just confused how they can tell me that I can request an allergy announcement for peanut and nut, yet they did not tell me that I can request the almonds not be served on our flight. I think I will email and possibly call again and see what they tell me.

Posted on: Sat, 05/22/2004 - 2:07am
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Just wanted to correct that I'm [b]e-mom[/b].
I know you were referring to [b]esmom[/b] but wanted to clarify for others who may not have caught that.
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Posted on: Sat, 05/22/2004 - 7:42am
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I was thinking I should say that but I am happy you did, I think people confuse us!
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Posted on: Tue, 05/25/2004 - 10:44am
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I talked with JetBlue once again...This time I was told that almonds are served by request!!! I guess it is one of the choices on board. The person I spoke to this time said that if a nut allergy is stated in my son's flight profile, then the almonds will not be served. I should remind the gate attendant and the flight attendants upon arrival. I did put a call in to the CEO, but I haven't received any response.

Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 1:08am
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Quote:Originally posted by mom2nickie:
[b]zigo230,
Are you PA/TNA or do you have a child who is? How did the flight go for you with the almonds? Long Beach to Las Vegas is relatively a short flight, right? We are going on an almost 5 hr flight. I am just confused how they can tell me that I can request an allergy announcement for peanut and nut, yet they did not tell me that I can request the almonds not be served on our flight. I think I will email and possibly call again and see what they tell me.[/b]
My wife is PA. We have to be very careful when we fly together (I have documented our experiences in other posts,,,particularly Southwest). This particular trip on Jetblue I was flying solo so the almonds didn't bother me. Almonds aren't fatal to my wife either so that's better than peanuts in my book but it's still bad if they promise to be a "nut free" flight.
The only airline that actually told me they don't serve nuts for the very reason of PA is Airtran. That was last year so hopefully they haven't changed their policy. United has also been good for us but unfortunately we are forced to use Southwest now and then and it's always a crapshoot as to how the staff treats us. usually they are very good.

Posted on: Wed, 12/20/2006 - 6:31am
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...I once had a flight attendant announce my seat number when she said they couldn't serve peanuts (Southwest)...
I was in my late 20's, and I had a hard time handling the embarassment and horrible comments by the angry passengers...
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Posted on: Sat, 01/13/2007 - 8:06am
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(edited).
... that really stinks that they put you in that position. And that also (edited) that those around you didn't say something to(edited).
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Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 11:57am
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I had a similar experience with a passenger on a Jet Blue flight. We spotted her in the terminal nearby eating peanuts from a can and sure enough when we boarded she was to sit next to DD. I explained the situation to the flight attendant with DD in tears and terrified to get on the plane. They made the announcement (in english & spanish) that they wouldn't be serving anything with nuts and to please not eat anything with nuts on the plane. We then moved DD to another seat. The flight attendants also went up to the woman, pointed at the nuts and told her she couldn't eat them. She grumbled to her husband but didn't eat them. I wrote to Jet Blue to thank them for taking care of the situation.
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Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 3:07pm
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I had a similar experience on a Delta flight. There were college students sitting behind us and the attendant told them she wouldn't be serving any peanuts due to a severe allergy of one of the passengers. The kid started getting annoyed and asking all these questions about how bad it could be. The attendent said they didn't want to take any chances but he still was insisting. She then asked him if he would like to meet the beautiful litle girl and speak to her Mom. I was shocked but didn't turn around to acknowledge it was us. Luckily, he said no and let it go. She offered him plenty of other snacks to eat that were safe.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 11:29pm
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The best experience I've had - I think it was a Delta flight - was when a passenger started to complain, the flight attendent said very firmly, "We don't want to have to divert the flight due to a medical emergency."
That shut him up - he might risk my son's health, but God forbid his flight get diverted.
I still prefer to flight peanut-free flights, though.

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