Dear Responders to Peanut Allergy,
Thank you for the information, I was not aware of the special procedures in place. I consulted my daughter's allergist,
and he says that because peanuts are served constantly there is no way to guarantee her safety and
would advise not to fly southwest. Of course, you are right about the being unable to control what the other guests bring. I guess
ideally the flight attendant could make an announcement that we have an allergic individual aboard and would all
please abstain from eating peanuts on board during this flight. Maybe that is just to unrealistic and too much to ask.
Anyway, I enjoyed reading the responses and at least educating people to this issue. Thanks again, Advocate Mother.
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While I can appreciate your peanut gimmick, I think you should know and probably do that many people are severely allergic to
peanuts. My daughter can never take advantage of your wonderful fares, nor us when we travel with her,
because she is severely allergic and will go into
anaphlayctic (sp?) shock even from the smell or touching something that has had peanut oil on it. Please be sensitive to people
like my daughter with this disability. Yes, there are other airlines, but she should have the option of flying yours if the rate is
better, just like everyone else. Please consider getting rid of peanuts on your flights just like other airlines have done for the same
Advocate mother in New Mexico
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