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Salty, Sweet, and Fun to Eat…Honey Roasted Peanuts Are Back!

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Tasty honey roasted peanuts are back and ready for takeoff! We like to shake it up at Southwest and switch between lightly salted and honey roasted peanuts.  The new year is all about tradition and the Spirit of Southwest as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, so what better way to celebrate than with the famous honey roasted nuts we all LUV?

Honey roasted peanuts are the highlight of any Southwest flight. Whether you’re flying a short distance or coast to coast, honey roasted peanuts will be there to add FUN to your flying experience. These sweet snacks are in transition to all Southwest aircrafts and by February 1st every flight will have honey roasted peanuts.

Honey roasted peanuts are just a bite-sized aspect of the Fun-LUVing culture and Spirit of Southwest. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this tasty treat on your next Southwest flight!

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I think that is great, I love honey roasted nuts, however I cannot have them cause anything peanut gives me migraines, you you provide other snacks for those of us who cannot have peanuts?
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*Ahem* Some of us actually PREFER the dry-roasted salty nuts; and positively cringe at the receipt of those wanna-be candies, otherwise known as honey-roasted peanuts. If you're going to give out a "sweet" snack, just go all-out and give us peanut M&M's, because a honey-roasted nut without the chocolate outer coating is just plain sad, sad, sad.
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Well I know a few hundred people who will never use this airline! You would think with the rise of allergies airlines would recoginze the dangers of serving peanuts in the air, It's great for all of the non allergic flyers but a slap in the face to those of us who suffer from, or have a family member suffering from anaphylaxis. So Thank you Southwest for making our decision a little easier by completely eliminating your airline!
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How depressing. I would have thought to celebrate Southwest's 40th anniversary, these disgusting peanuts would be retired for good.....
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Unless you are allergic to peanuts. Why not have some shellfish as well? Maybe some eggs and milk. Bee stings anyone?
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This is disappointing. We will no longer be flying your airline due to our 3-year-old son's life-threatening allergies to peanuts. I truly hope that your airline never experiences a tragic (totally preventable and unnecessary) death due to these peanuts on board.
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This is not good news for the millions of people with food allergies. Southwest, how many planes have you had to land unexpectedly due to an allergic reaction to peanuts mid flight? Skip the snack all together.
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I've flown Southwest many times in the past and would love to again. In fact, Southwest would be my natural airline of choice, hands down. Unfortunately, my son has a life-threatening peanut allergy and we just can't take the chance.
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I think it's disgraceful in this time of increased incidences of severe allergies, and in particular to peanuts and other nuts, that your airline would even CONSIDER putting nuts all over these airplanes. This is LIFE and DEATH, and allergic people cannot escape nuts on airplanes. Is it going to take someone dying from an anaphylactic reaction to make you reconsider putting nuts on your planes? Why not pretzels, why not something healthier, like carrot sticks? Think outside the box! It's easy enough for your company to get a snack food that isn't life-threatening to so many people. Your marketing teams should be making themselves aware of the increasing population of people who have severe allergies to nuts. Not a good marketing analysis on their part. In fact, you are losing business.
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Peanut allergies on the rise......how nice of you to bring nuts back. My fifteen year old will be thrilled that he has one less option.
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bummer. no more flying SW.
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Too bad my family still can not fly your airline. According to the CDC 1 in 17 American kids under the age of 10 has a life-threatening allergy to a food and most of these are to peanuts. That cancels out alot of families that could be flying Southwest. It's not just about eating, it's that a plane that serves peanuts is a landmine for nut protein in the air, chairs, arm rests, faucets...kinda overwhelming for those that can die from such a crazy allergy. If you want to make a difference allow us to fly nut-free without giving away free nuts.
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Why oh, why, does Southwest insist on serving peanuts on every flight? Have you not heard of the large amount of people with peanut allergies? Our family flies frequently and with one member with a peanut allergy, none of us can fly Southwest. Do you really want to eliminate a large group of potential customers? Are peanuts that special a snack that people cannot fly a few hours without eating them? I'm sure Southwest could find a more suitable snack that would satisfy the passengers. We would love to fly Southwest, but until you become peanut free, you've lost our family as customers.
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Thanks for letting me know. I will never fly this airline due to life threatning allergies. Seems like with the rise of food allergies, you could be more creative with your snacks so EVERYONE would be safe. Oh well there are many more choices of airlines out there that take peoples life more seriously!!
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Bravo to Southwest for keeping the peanuts on the planes! As a peanut lover, I have enjoyed peanuts on board aircraft since I was a little kid, and it's great to know Southwest still serves such a classic in-flight snack. I can't wait for my packet of peanuts the next time I'm on board.
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Ditto to all of the peanut concerns above. It is not just the airbound nature of peanuts... it is also that peanut oil gets on everything and is not easily cleaned off. So calling ahead DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. Come on Southwest... please wake up and smell the PEANUTS... ...and then PLEASE GET RID OF THEM! There are lots of inexpensive harmless options available. New peanuts allergy stats... 10-fold increase in the allergy in the last 10 years. The problem is growing! And so is your list of frustrated (former) customers.
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I LOVE THESE HONEY-ROASTED PEANUTS! I look forward to these every time I fly.
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We love Southwest for their low fares and comedic crew, but we hate Southwest for serving peanuts in an age where nut allergy is on the rise. This includes our 2 children. We've learned to call ahead when making our flight reservations to warn there will be children with nut allergies on board and to not serve the peanuts. Sometimes they remember, sometime they don't. We remind the crew again when we get to the gate. Then we are allowed to board the plane before the rest of the people so we can clean the seat, tray table, and arms with antibac wipes - several times. Then we have to listen to passengers complain about "why can't I have my peanuts on this flight!" Even when I fly SW without my kids, I won't accept peanuts as snacks just incase someone on board is allergic.
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Not too smart, Southwest. We have a child with a severe nut allergy, so you just lost an entire family of customers. We do not fly airlines that serve nuts.
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Once again SW fails to understand the issue with peanut allergies!!!!
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Another allergic person here. I appreciate your willingness to not serve peanuts on flights when customers call ahead (although I understand mistakes are often made), but this is NOT enough. Please remember it's peanut protein that we're allergic to, so the issue comes when dust gets airborne and settles back on surfaces like seats and tray tables. People with the most severe allergies can and do have life threatening reactions to even the smallest amount of allergen. This will be a concern as long as peanuts are being served at ANY time on the aircraft.
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I will not be flying Southwest, and will be sharing this with thousands of other families who have kids with peanut allergies. I will happily take my money to Air Tran. Thanks for making it an easy decision.
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Our son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, and we will no longer be flying Southwest. Jet Blue out of Boston is better than Southwest in Manchester. They don't serve peanuts. Please reconsider this decision. A person could have their airways close off from breathing contaminated air.
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its a closed air system with seats and tray tables covered with peanut protien, not to mention the closeness of your neighbor. this could and does kill people. please just serve a safer food!
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I don't understand why this blog was written as if peanuts on a plane were a good thing. Because of the continued use of peanuts on airplanes, we choose to drive five days to visit our parents instead of hopping on a plane and getting there in a matter of hours. Your Fun-LUVing culture could kill many people while in the air. Great choice.
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Smooth move. My child is allergic to peanuts. You just lost customers.
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I was very disappointed to see the return of peanuts as a Mother of a child with a peanut allergy I can say that we will not be flying South West.
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Wow! Peanut allergic and no longer a customer.
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I have a child with a life threatening peanut allergy. My nephew also has a life threatening peanut allergy. Introducing peanuts onto flights will guarantee the loss of two families flying your airline. Eliminating peanuts from a few rows before or after the seat a person with the allergy is in is not enough. The peanut dust is still in the air. Not to mention, the allergen is still all over the airline from the previous flight. We currently choose to fly airlines that offer peanut free flights, even if that means we do not fly direct. A life is not worth the taste of a peanut when there are so many other safe snack options!
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Southwest, such a fun & compassionate company in many ways, but you're completely missing the mark with this one. For families with a peanut-allergic child (like ours) this makes it necessary for us to choose another airline that is more sensitive (like United, who does not serve peanuts routinely). Please rethink the policy, and stand out as the forward-thinking company that you are.
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As the mother of a peanut anaphylactic 2 year old, we made our last trip with southwest last month. It was a "peanut free" flight and I made all the extra precautions, wiping off the seat, arm rest, tray, window and everything else in sight. Unfortunately, shortly after take off he started experiencing signs of a reaction. Fortunately the flight crew acted swiftly and contacted in ambulance to meet us for an emergency landing. It was one of the most terrifying experiences as a mother and will not be flying Southwest again until the policy is changed. Hopefully no other parents will have to experience what we went through on that flight.
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This is why I drive rather than fly on my ventures. My daughter has a severe peanut allergy. It's so stupid that something as DUMB as a peanut, for some reason, HAS to be served on planes. I make about 5 trips a year between San Diego and San Jose. Because of this stupid snack that must be served, we choose to drive instead of fly. Your loss of money, Southwest.
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Very disappointing. With the rise of peanut allergies and how sever they are, there's definitely other options out there to choose from. So many people are affected by your decision and would love to see some changes!!
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Our family will not be getting on your airplanes. Too dangerous.
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Sad that your little package of peanuts are the highlight of your flights. For those of us with children, family members and friends with life threatening food allergies those peanuts can be deadly. I will not be flying Southwest with my family and will encourage our family and friends not to. You should be more sensitive to people with food allergies. It is becoming more prevalent amongst children. Why not serve something more allergy friendly, there are millions of options?
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Hi Southwest, my son has a deadly allergy to peanuts. We will not be taking your flights. I hope you carry epi-pens on your planes.
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I am disappointed that Southwest serves nuts... I have a son with a life threatening peanut allergy. My son is also allergic to eggs. The people who are posting saying "Why not limit eggs?" are showing their ignorance about food allergies. Most fatalities are caused by nuts - nuts are more likely to cause anaphylaxis (although all food allergens can potentially do that) Plus, nut oils tend to linger when someone who has touched nuts touches part of the airplane - my son could touch where they touched and then touch his mouth and react. Also, some people can react from dust in the air. We can deal with products with eggs on the airplane, but nuts are very scary. Southwest, please consider not serving nuts.... other airlines have discontinued it. To those who criticize: Would my snack be worth your child's life? I don't think so. Have a heart and consider someone else.
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Such a shame!!! You don't allow fingernail clippers and nail files on board I bet. Someone might get killed by their deadly possibilities. But, go ahead and serve peanuts...one of the most deadly of allergens to allergic individuals. Where are people's hearts? There are so many alternatives for you to choose from. You certainly will make it easy for us to know that we will NEVER travel on Southwest airlines!!
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Hey Southwest thank you for the heads up, I know at least 3 more tickets you will not sell due to severe peanut allergy! Go ahead and multiply that by the 3 million Americans with peanut allergy!
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Please people! It is possible to fly with food allergies! My daughter has and still does without having had an incident. Fly if you want or don't...just be rational. If you see a bee hive, do you harangue the bees for being a threat to those with allergies? No, you go around or avoid the hive.
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Dear South West: Why are you insisting on serving peanuts on your flights? With peanut allergies on the rise you want to serve peanuts. We have a son that has a severe peanut allergy that is airborne with cross contamination. I will be sharing this information with all of our friends and families and others that I know that have severe peanut allergy. People die from severe allergic reactions.its a closed air system with seats and tray tables covered with peanut protien, not to mention the closeness of your neighbor. this could and does kill people. please just serve a safer food! Serving peanuts on any aircraft will always be a concern! I am urging you to reconsider this decision to serve peanuts on your flights, Otherwise we will be forced not to fly with South West. Janet
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Now I know we will NEVER be flying Southwest due to my sons severe peanut allergy. I guess serving peanuts is more important to you then all the people and helpless children that could die in the air because of your choice to serve peanuts!!! I'll be happy to give my money to Air Tran, instead! You will be loosing many many customers!
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another customer lost to the peanut. It is not worth risking lives to serve tiny bags of average tasting peanuts. sorry southwest, this is not good news.
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Not good news for my daughter with a peanut allergy... We would love the piece of mind of safe flights when we visit her grandparents in Florida. I understand you take precautions of pre boarding and not serving peanuts on the flight when you are informed of an allergic person flying... but why risk it at all? Peanut oil will be all over the seats, seat belts, windows, anything a person who ate peanuts previously touched.. How about a peanut free section on board. Replacing peanuts with pretzels or chips would be safest... Peanut allergies are becoming more and more common please consider changing your policy to keep all your customer and potential customers safe.. You do not allow congenital weapons on board that could potentially cause harm to your passengers, a peanut is just as dangerous and potentially life threatening to my child as any weapon that you ban. Thank you for your time. -Belinda Randolph-Mills
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I am former Southwest customer and I enjoyed the flights and service. However, now I will never fly Southwest with my family of 4 due to your insistence on serving peanuts. We have no choice, due a severely allergic daughter. This is not FUN for so many and there are other snacks out there. May I suggest www.enjoylifefoods.com? Delicious and allergy-free. You don't realize that even if you skip serving them on a flight that the residue is everywhere and can cause problems. Also, who wants to listen to people gripe because they can't have their precious peanuts? You are going to lose a lot of business which is a shame but obviously peanuts and the Georgia Peanut Lobby are more important to you. Oh well, I just booked with American yesterday for our spring break trip.
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I hope Southwest Airlines will reconsider their serving peanuts on their airplanes. They need to be considerate of all of the people who have severe peanut allergies. It is very scary to be a parent of a child with these allergies. It can be a matter of life or death. Please do some additional research on this matter. I will not be flying your airline until I am certain that you will not be serving peanuts anymore. Thank you.
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Unbelievable! I recently flew on Southwest and had a wonderful trip. There were no peanuts/tree nuts served as a snack. I was thinking that this would be a good airline for my daughter to fly with (of course I would check before booking a flight with her aboard). As good an airline you may be you have reminded me of the mattress and the sheet companies that cannot get it together to make it all fit. "Get with the program Southwest this is not a decision to be boasting about. If anything you are going to be "Roasted" by all the peanut allergic passengers that will no longer look to fly with you. I believe that figure is approximately three million people. I don't know, I would look to attract that figure. Too bad.
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This is not something to be celebrated. They clearly do not understand the severity of peanut allergies. How sad and ignorant of Southwest to celebrate a potentially life threatening decision. My family will not be flying Southwest and we will discourage others from doing so.
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I was going to buy tickets next week on Southwest for a family trip, but now will be choosing another airline that does not serve peanuts due to severe allergy. It doesn"t matter that if you call ahead and you wont serve peanuts, because the multiple flights previous that served them, they could have some fallen on the floor or in between seats or crushed into carpets- your just increasing the risk of a potential anaphalctic reation mid air. Does the loss of thousands and thousands of former passengers equal out to thousands and thousands of tiny bags of nuts? Do the math southwest 1 potential passenger =$100 or 1 bag of honey roasted nuts $.10
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Really?!? I was just about to book tickets with SW for our family vacation when I found this. Why would you alienate a growing segment of the population, consisting primarily of children, like this? Your marketing department needs a math lesson. There are 3 million children in the US with food allergies. Each of those children is part of a family unit that will most likely travel together. So, when you lose one customer, it actually translates to the entire family. So, your potential loss is 9-12 million individual customers. Please reconsider.