United Airlines vs. Spirit

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 5:13pm
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We flew United Airlines in January 2006 of this year and had a very positive experience. They willingly announced on the flight that there is a child with severe nut allergies and etc. We are considering flying Spirit Airlines this April 2006, can any of you respond to this option? It was stated that Spirit, United, Jet Blue and few other airlines are not serving peanuts and/or tree nuts.

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 9:45pm
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jet blue serves almonds and cookies with pistatios (?sp) as of dec. 2005

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 5:10am
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I can only speak as to United (UAL) --
Please be aware that United Mainline DOES serve warmed treenuts in 1st class.
UAL Mainline (operated by UAL) and TED by United do NOT serve packs of peanuts in any class of service.
UAL codeshares with USAir (meaning you may be booked through United, holding a United ticket, but actually the flight is USAir, on USAir airplane, with USAir crew, and going by own USAir inflight snack policy). Now that USAir has recently returned to serving peanuts in flight, this detail may be important to you when booking flights. If you book online thru UAL, you can see what airline operates each flight segment -- pay attention to that if you wish to avoid USAir. IF you book via telephone, you will have to ask as to what airline actually is flying each segment.
As to UAL & their United Express flights (operated by a number of different smaller carriers, depending on area of US & destination served) supposedly the United Express carriers are to follow the UAL mainline policy of NOT serving packs of peanuts. Again, you have to get all the details when you book.
Hope this helps some. Please feel free to post any followup questions you might have & if you don't get adequate response (from me or anyone), please e-mail me to come check this thread & respond! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
EB
[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited February 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/08/2006 - 9:48am
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We had a nightmare with Spirit. After announcing and confirming that they are nut free, while in midair they were serving nut products and would not stop. At our layover they did not want us to board the plane again. Their policy has now recently changed. For a few months they were nut free. They now recently went back and are serving a trail mix which includes nut products but not peanuts. Hope this helps!

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 9:45pm
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jet blue serves almonds and cookies with pistatios (?sp) as of dec. 2005

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 5:10am
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I can only speak as to United (UAL) --
Please be aware that United Mainline DOES serve warmed treenuts in 1st class.
UAL Mainline (operated by UAL) and TED by United do NOT serve packs of peanuts in any class of service.
UAL codeshares with USAir (meaning you may be booked through United, holding a United ticket, but actually the flight is USAir, on USAir airplane, with USAir crew, and going by own USAir inflight snack policy). Now that USAir has recently returned to serving peanuts in flight, this detail may be important to you when booking flights. If you book online thru UAL, you can see what airline operates each flight segment -- pay attention to that if you wish to avoid USAir. IF you book via telephone, you will have to ask as to what airline actually is flying each segment.
As to UAL & their United Express flights (operated by a number of different smaller carriers, depending on area of US & destination served) supposedly the United Express carriers are to follow the UAL mainline policy of NOT serving packs of peanuts. Again, you have to get all the details when you book.
Hope this helps some. Please feel free to post any followup questions you might have & if you don't get adequate response (from me or anyone), please e-mail me to come check this thread & respond! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
EB
[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited February 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/08/2006 - 9:48am
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We had a nightmare with Spirit. After announcing and confirming that they are nut free, while in midair they were serving nut products and would not stop. At our layover they did not want us to board the plane again. Their policy has now recently changed. For a few months they were nut free. They now recently went back and are serving a trail mix which includes nut products but not peanuts. Hope this helps!

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