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Posted on: Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:55pm
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I have had numerous flights with Qantas, with different outcomes. My most recent was a flight from Perth to Brisbane [Queensland, Australia]. I notified all staff with whom I had contact, that I was carrying THREE epi-pens onboard [plus antihistamines and Redi-Pred] due to my daughters severe food allergies [and there's alot of them!]. Everyone was great, and the head flight stewardess even made an announcement over the speaker that 'we have a young passenger onboard who is highly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts so could everyone please refrain from eating any form of nuts whilst inflight?' There were no repercussions and I was very lucky that she had a child with food intolerances so kind of knew where I was coming from.

On a flight in 2002 when food allergies weren't as common, the staff opted not to serve peanuts on our flight from Perth to Sydney. Unfortunately the steward on the return flight told me that he would not make the rest of the passengers forego any foods JUST because of one child onboard. I hadn't requested anything other than to advise the reason I was carrying adrenaline onto the aircraft and that on a previous flight what had been done!

But I would fly again with Qantas. Just bring along all the medication you can as they do not have adrenaline in their first aid kit!

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