which airlines are peanut free?

Posted on: Mon, 11/12/2007 - 9:06am
momof2girls's picture
Joined: 11/07/2007 - 07:05

I did not know that any were peanut free. We don't travel much for this reason but would love to more if i knew I was getting on a peanut free airline. THANKS

Posted on: Mon, 11/12/2007 - 11:51am
ConcernedDa's picture
Joined: 09/15/2006 - 09:00

I have heard that Jetblue does not server peanuts, but does server Cashews.

Posted on: Mon, 11/12/2007 - 12:07pm
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

This link to FAAN gives a few examples of what different airlines will do.

Posted on: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 7:44am
missusp's picture
Joined: 04/03/2007 - 09:00

Yeah, I think even the airlines that don't serve peanuts don't actually claim to be peanut free.
That being said, I am comfortable with flying on United as well as American at this point. Definitely check the FAAN site though for any updates.

Posted on: Sat, 01/05/2008 - 12:58am
zimbalison's picture
Joined: 05/23/2006 - 09:00

I don't think any airlines are officially peanut free (as in preventing passengers from bringing their own peanut products on board). But many no longer serve peanuts or whole nuts.
Tips that I've found very helpful in dealing with my son's allergy when flying:
-Call ahead and let them know the severity of the allergy. At least they will note it on the passenger sheet.
-Make them similarly aware at the gate. Some airlines have a "nut-free zone" established in the rows ahead and behind the PA passenger. I personally don't think this does anything, but it's a nice gesture. And it gets conversation going, and I always think awareness is a fantastic thing.
-Bring your own nut-free snacks.
-Ask to board ahead of time. Wipe down your entire row (windows, wall, trays, armrests, and every other surface) with a wet wipe.
-Cover the PA passenger's seat with a fitted sheet (I have found that full sheets work best). Peanut residue can easily settle in those icky airplane seats.)
-Give a prophylactic dose of Benadryl, "just in case." My motto is "better safe than sorry."
Good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2008 - 10:46am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

WestJet does not serve peanuts. They loved hearing from me when I contacted them to thank them for not serving peanuts. They even state so on their website.

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 6:42am
Ra3chel's picture
Joined: 01/21/2008 - 12:28

American Airlines no longer serves peanuts or foods containing peanuts.
In my experience, Delta is the hands-down worst: they serve peanuts on almost every flight, and they don't have a consistent policy for dealing with passengers with severe peanut allergies. I'll no longer fly with them at all - it's too close to Russian Roulette for my taste.

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2008 - 4:35am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Alaska Airlines does not serve peanuts:

Posted on: Wed, 02/20/2008 - 10:49am
bhoffman's picture
Joined: 08/15/2005 - 09:00

Northwest does not serve peanuts or peanut products. They DO serve nuts in a trail mix (which does not have peanuts in it), but have always asked people not to eat them while we are on board. They are great!

Posted on: Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:58pm
mom2sam's picture
Joined: 03/04/2008 - 19:58

I called southwest airlines & it was pretty amazing b/c the agent was very sympathetic as her grandson has a PA
She said it is always best to take the first flight of the day, planes are the cleanest. SWA doesn't serve nuts til 1030am. But they will NOT serve nuts if u request w/ booking & re-remind them.
But I do like the idea of taking first flight of the day for the fact plane is the cleanest & there is probably a smaller chance a passenger will eat nuts on that flight b/c it is the crack of dawn!!! they will also announce it on the flight, for a passengers safety, please no nuts....but can't demand it, etc.

Posted on: Sun, 03/09/2008 - 2:20pm
BohemianBrunette's picture
Joined: 02/13/2008 - 19:09

This was several years ago (spring of 2001), but when I went to Italy for a band trip in grade eleven (for those of you who don't know, I play the clarinet), and we had a girl in the band who was allergic to peanuts. Anyway, on the way there, we didn't have peanuts for our snack, we had pretzels instead, but on the way back, we DID have peanuts, and the flight attendants just moved the PA girl (plus a friend of her choice) when the snack was served, and I think they let her stay there for the whole rest of the flight, because she was *really* allergic. My PA friend at my current school only reacts from actually ingesting peanuts (but she says that smelling them or being close to them also makes her feel sick), but the girl from my high school band was definitely contact sensitive, and maybe aerosol.


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