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Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2006 - 11:10pm
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And I thought for our experience they went over and aboard. It was nothing compared to what you went through. I'm sorry you had the trouble but I'm glad they understand. Makes me wonder if someone in mgmt higher up has a PA loved one. Regardless, it is wonderful they did the right thing. If only other airlines would realize like Jet Blue has that they OWN the planes and they CAN dictate what goes on in them.
Have you consider writing a big fat thank you to the airline (and include names/flight #/date travelled, etc) to offset the letter they're probably going to get from this woman? You know, I had said I was going to write one after our wonderful experience and I'm ashamed to say I never got around to it. Now that I read this, I'm going to make sure mine gets out by the weekend.

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 8:01am
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Oh yes--Big fat thank you note was sent as soon as we got home. I would have written one even without the "incident" that occurred.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 1:53pm
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Hi,
I am in my 30s and have both PA and TNA. I have flown many times. This isn't medical advice and your kids may be different, but I have never had a problem with being around 1-2 people in a large space (like a plane or large room) if just one person is eating something with tree nuts in it. Even peanuts.
I completely understand keeping your kids safe, as I strive to keep myself alive every day. But I have learned over the years and surviving different experiences that certain situations are more dangerous than others. For instance, I would never fly Southwest because, even if your flight is "peanut-free", other flights all day were not. Don't want to risk that. However, flying on other airlines where they serve a "party mix" that has cashews in it or almonds, doesn't phase me. Each pack has maybe 2-3 of the nuts in it (poor disappointed people). It's been my experience that peanut is the worst for smell and having people reaction from the inhalation. Other nuts, to my knowledge, have not elicited anaphylactic reactions. I could be wrong, but that's been my experience for what it's worth.
Kyla

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 10:03pm
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I have no idea what kind of nuts or peanuts the woman wanted to eat. I was not going to get into a conversation about what nuts might be safe or not. My son is anaphylactic to peanut. He spent three days in the hospital in respiratory distress after eating a penaut. He is also allergic to some, but not all, tree nuts. He is 2.5 years old. When he is an adult, he can decide for himself what he is comfortable with when flying.
I agree that he most likely would have been fine had the woman eaten the nuts, as long as they were not peanuts (I also was not going to get into an extended conversation about nuts vs legumes), but as I stated earlier, I don't think this was the time or place to test that theory.
Had we not been in an airplane, I simply would have moved elsewhere. When he goes to school, I am sure there will be kids eating peanut products all over the cafeteria. The difference is that he won't be 30,000 feet in the air should a reaction occur at school.
[This message has been edited by Nutforce (edited April 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 04/16/2006 - 5:54am
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im really glad to hear about this--
i'm supposed to fly jetblue this winter because they have a direct flight into ponte, puerto rico (where my grandfather and his family are from-- it is the first time im actually going down) and i dont really have the means to get from a different airport to ponte. so, this is good to hear! i hope my luck is the same as yours (minus the obnoxious nut lady)

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 10:28pm
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If only every airline could get it dont this way.
Dear Debbie,
Thank you for your email regarding peanut allergies. We appreciate you checking
with JetBlue ahead
of time.
When traveling on JetBlue, please be aware of the following information
regarding peanuts and peanut
products on our flights:
*JetBlue does not serve peanuts and has no immediate plans to serve peanuts;
however, JetBlue cannot
guarantee that our aircraft or snacks will be 100% free of peanuts, peanut
material or peanut
products.
*"Tree nuts" such as almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, etc., may be served
on JetBlue flights.
*There is a possibility that some food items served come from facilities that
also manufacture
products that may contain peanuts, peanut material or peanut products.
*Food allergic customers should see the ingredient list on JetBlue snacks before
consuming.
*We cannot prevent other customers from bringing their own peanuts or peanut
products onboard and
consuming these items in-flight; however, upon request, JetBlue will make an
announcement during the
flight asking customers to refrain from eating or opening nut products.
*JetBlue encourages customers who are allergic to peanuts to bring along their
own food items for
travel.
*JetBlue will offer a full refund to customers whom these conditions make it
impossible to travel.
We ask that you inform the head flight attendant upon boarding the aircraft of
your severe nut
allergy. Please ask for an announcement to be made asking all passengers to
refrain from eating or
opening nut products.
We look forward to welcoming you onboard JetBlue.
Best regards,
Carolyn
Customer Commitment Crew
JetBlue Airways
Crewmember 92321

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