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i have just e mailed all the airlines that fly out of our air port. delta, nw ,untied express, and us air ways . to see if they serve peanuts and to see if they will not serve them durring our flights.. our son can not be in the same room as an open container of peanuts. i know that us airways serves 2 varietys of peanuts and that nw is part of the same company, i just want to see what is going to happen. do they care if they lose buisness?? do they care about my sons health??

On Mar 11, 2006

no and no they stink at least at your airport you have choices. Our airport is a usair hub. Keep up the emailing everyone!! I really do think it can make a difference. Power in numbers....especially if there is a $ in front of it.

On Mar 12, 2006

When I sold my frequent flyer miles on ebay last summer, I called all the airlines in order to determine which ones to sell and which ones to keep (I didn`t tell the airlines that I was planning to sell my miles, just that I wanted to know their peanut policy). Here is what they said:

Continental, will not accomodate pa, I will never fly them U.S. Air said when the merge was complete they would take America West`s peanut policy and it would be theirs also so fly now before they start serving peanuts (this was last summer) America West will not accomodate pa, suggests we don`t fly them Delta will give a peanut free row in front and in back of the pa passenger, not good enough for me, but maybe okay for some American does not serve peanuts, I don`t recall about may contains as this is not an issue for me United does not serve peanuts, I don`t recall about may contains

Based on the above conversations I sold Delta and America West and made $2400. You can see the airlines peanut policies on the FAAN website also.

On Mar 12, 2006

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Originally posted by Carefulmom: [b]When I sold my frequent flyer miles on ebay last summer, I called all the airlines in order to determine which ones to sell and which ones to keep (I didn`t tell the airlines that I was planning to sell my miles, just that I wanted to know their peanut policy). Here is what they said:

Continental, will not accomodate pa, I will never fly them U.S. Air said when the merge was complete they would take America West`s peanut policy and it would be theirs also so fly now before they start serving peanuts (this was last summer) America West will not accomodate pa, suggests we don`t fly them Delta will give a peanut free row in front and in back of the pa passenger, not good enough for me, but maybe okay for some American does not serve peanuts, I don`t recall about may contains as this is not an issue for me United does not serve peanuts, I don`t recall about may contains

Based on the above conversations I sold Delta and America West and made $2400. You can see the airlines peanut policies on the FAAN website also. [/b]

hiya - I'll add (I read this somewhere on here), that United has code-share with USAir, so one could get stuck on a leg of a trip with USAir.

Would you mind sharing how you sold your miles? I'm trying to sell Delta and Southwest miles, but it's kinda screwy the way I've been told to do it (actually buy a ticket for someone at the airport).

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On Mar 13, 2006

Yes I'm curious about the miles too, how many did you sell? How do you do it? I travel a lot, I have for example over 500,000 frequent miles on Delta right now!

I'd love to sell them.

Susan

On Mar 13, 2006

I had a thread on it. Here is the link [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum22/HTML/002802.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum22/HTML/002802.html[/url]

I ended up selling about 200,000 total. The majority were Delta. Their peanut policy stinks. With the recirculated air, having this 3 row "peanut free zone" is pointless. So basically I put it up on ebay. I did a search to see how others were doing it. People list it as "you are bidding on a plain white envelope. If you win this envelope, I will give you as a gift 50,000 miles on Delta" (or whatever). This is because the airlines do not allow you to sell the miles, but they do allow you to give them away as a gift. My first set which was 50,000 Delta went for $685. After I saw how much they sell for, I put up all the other miles I was not going to use. America West did not sell for as high. Delta, American, and Continental all sell for really high amounts. I sold another 35,000 on Delta for $585. It was a military guy who had just gotten back from the Middle East and lives in Hawaii. His son is 18 and lives in New York and this guy had not seen his son in 5 years. He used my miles to fly his son to Hawaii to see him. He said if he had paid for the ticket, it would have cost over $1000. So basically the only catch is that you have to book the ticket for the other person. You have the other person pick the flights, dates, flight numbers, the whole itinerary. Then you call Delta or whoever and say you are giving your miles to a friend, and here is his flight info. What was even better is when I put up the Delta miles I got about 50 emails from people wanting more miles. So I sold several sets without even listing them on ebay. Also, I made sure to put that the buyer had to pay by paypal. You can really figure this all out just by doing an ebay search on "frequent flyer miles" and looking at how everyone else does it.

Adrienne, thanks for pointing out that some United flights will be paired up with U.S. Airways flights and therefore serve peanuts. I had not thought of that. Definitely something to watch out for.

On Mar 14, 2006

Hey i got a reply from 2 airlines. the first one is from north west. makes me feel good about flying on there planes. i just copied it to here so i appoligize for the long windedness of it. Subject: Re: CR-Other: (KMM6841958V56149L0KM) From: "Northwest Airlines" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert Dear Erin xxxx

RE: Case Number xxxx In your email, you shared your concern regarding Northwest Airlines and our peanut policy. On behalf of Northwest Airlines, we regret that your son as an allergy to peanuts. I can certainly understand your query.

Mrs. xxxxx we ask that customers identify themselves at check-in of having a peanut allergy, and our customer service agent will alert the flight attendants and pilots and make the following onboard announcement.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WE HAVE A CUSTOMER WITH AN AIRBORNE ALLERGY TO PEANUT PRODUCTS. AS A COURTESY, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM EATING ANY ITEMS YOU MAY HAVE BROUGHT ONBOARD CONTAINING PEANUT PRODUCTS. THANK YOU. While we are happy to make this announcement, as a public transportation company we cannot guarantee the actions of other passengers. There is also a potential that an aircraft may have residual peanuts and/or peanut dust from prior use by other passengers. The presence of such products on an aircraft would be impossible to detect or regulate. Since peanuts are used in cooking, cosmetics, perfumes, shoe polish, candy bars, garnishes, plastics, lubricants, and so forth, I would like to mention that the carriage of a personal respirator is suggested.

We sympathize with our customers who have allergies and we welcome them onboard Northwest with the understanding that public transportation poses an inherent risk to these passengers. Regrettably, Northwest cannot guarantee totally peanut-free flights.

Thank you for writing, Mrs. xxxx and allowing me to respond to your concern. We appreciate your interest in our company.

Sincerely,

Fawn xxx Customer Care

Now the second reply i received was from us airways, and they just sent me a link to there on flight menu. so i dont beleive i will ever ever ever give this company my money. just waiting for delta and contental.

On Mar 14, 2006

A [b]personal respirator[/b]??!!! Is [i]this[/i] really what a person with peanut allergy needs to do to be safe? They can't really be serious can they? Will they provide this personal respirator or must we buy it ourselves? We must do this so that everyone can eat their peanuts?!! That is absolutely appauling and outright discrimintating!

[This message has been edited by MimiM (edited March 14, 2006).]

On Mar 14, 2006

personally i think they said a personal resporator to cover there asses. but yes i agree it is very lame.

On Mar 18, 2006

United just e mailed me back. to tell me i can not get an answer to my question on line from consumer affairs and i have to call the reservation line. thanks united thats realy helpfull. Delta also emailed me back to tell me that they will give us a "buffer zone" and i e mailed them right back to find out exactly what they mean. explaining once again that an airplane has recycled air and to ask whats the diffrence if the people near us arnt eating peanuts? ill post everything when i get a responce from my second letter to them. this realy burnes me up! why in the world is it so hard to just serve pretzles or fretos or chips??? why do they have to serve peanuts? im sure that chips or pretzles are cheeper any way!!! they are so concerned with the cost of everything now a days, why serve expensive snacks anywaays??? i realy have a "bee in my bonnett" as my grandma would say, i want to start some kind of campain to stop the airlines from serving this stuff, i just dont know where to start. any ideas??

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