United not totally peanut free

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We recently flew United to Hawaii. I researched their policy and they informed me that they did not actually serve peanuts. However, they did pass out a "mixed nut" snack. And although it did not contain actual peanuts, the ingredients listed peanut oil!

On Jul 16, 2000

I also ran into this awhile back....that peanuts may not mean all NUTS! One stewardness looked at me and said "are cashews ok?" I think I turned pale cause she grabbed my hand and said" no worry, but I can tell by your expression that they aren't"....they had planned cashews and almonds to replace peanuts! ahhh!!!! but my fault cause I didn't specify enough! This was with US AIR....they were MORE than willing to help though!

On Jul 21, 2000

RE: United flight & snack: Do you still have the package that was served &/or the name & manufacturer of the snack product? Please take the time to write a letter to United Airlines about the snack served, it's list of ingredients, & include dates & flight numbers -- then PLEASE let us know what their response is. UAL needs to know about this problem so that they can address it -- it may have been a snack vendor's error or it could be a loophole in the wording of the UAL corporate policy & instructions ("peanut free") to their snack vendor on that route. Your letter to UAL does not have to be lengthy, just state the facts & ask for a simple reply. All of us who travel with PA family members will be thanking you for your persistence on this matter! EB

On Jul 21, 2000

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