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Old 24th Apr 2019, 17:41
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Easyjet bans nuts on all flights to protect passengers

This may seriously reduce their Load Factors
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 17:51
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Will this ban apply to Mrs VC as well? I think she’s a bit strange but not on the same level as me!

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Old 24th Apr 2019, 17:54
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48041464
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 18:22
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On a TUI flight last year, we were requested not to open any packets of nuts as there was a passenger with a nut allergy. It must happen on a lot of flights nowadays.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 18:33
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I have nut allergy and can happily sit next to someone who's eating peanuts - my wife usually. Maybe my allergy isn't as severe as some, but even I think banning nuts altogether is a bit much even for a "legal team", who I suspect will be behind such drastic precautions.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 19:38
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What about the Nuts with boarding cards?
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:09
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Or the ones that stop the wheels falling off ...
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:11
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Are they not Double Nuts?
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:36
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One person inconveniences around 150 people? What if another passenger has brought peanut butter sandwiches as a snack, will the airline provide free non-peanut comestibles? Tail wagging the dog comes to mind. Whilst I have every sympathy for those with allergies I do think that their sense of entitlement is forever growing.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:45
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One person inconveniences around 150 people? What if another passenger has brought peanut butter sandwiches as a snack, will the airline provide free non-peanut comestibles? Tail wagging the dog comes to mind. Whilst I have every sympathy for those with allergies I do think that their sense of entitlement is forever growing.
Exactly. Call me callous, but I don't buy this extreme allergy nonsense. I can perfectly understand that people with allergies can't eat nuts, or products with nuts in them, but a microscopic fragments of nut? Are we on the verge of banning passengers from taking Snickers on board an aircraft, then what about sandwiches (gluten allergy), milk based drinks, the list could go on and on.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:46
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Not much of a hardship for passengers not to open nuts on a flight.
There have been 2 high profile cases in the UK of young people passing away in pretty short order from ingesting nuts or nut oil.
I feel that it is probably not for passenger safety, more likely from the airline marketing / legal department warning of the implications of an inflight emergency or death from a peanut allergy.
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Vegans calling for a complete ban on meat based products on aircraft, passengers with leather shoes, woollen garments etcetera?
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 21:00
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Best ban chocolate too. You usually see a warning about being made in a factory that uses nuts...
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 21:35
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Peanuts are not "Nuts", although people can be allergic to them. They are legumes, they grow underground.
Have you seen the price for Epipens?

For the smokers, if/when someone comes up to you and says "I'm allergic to cigarette smoke", they're lying to you.
There is no known medical condition of "smoke allergy".
There is only "sensitivity to smoke".
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 21:52
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One person inconveniences around 150 people?
Remember the girl who died on a flight last year because she was allergic to the sesame in her sandwich? Such severe allergies are rare, but diverting with a medical emergency could certainly inconvenience a large number of passengers.
We have a friend who has a severe nut allergy - ironically, her name is Hazel - she trains caterers etc. about food allergies, and has on occasion acted as an expert witness at inquests.
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
.........There have been 2 high profile cases in the UK of young people passing away in pretty short order from ingesting nuts or nut oil.
Yes. Agreed.
How about confirmed cases of persons affected by people in vicinity eating nuts? Emphasis on confirmed. Anecdotes and unverified claims don't work for me.

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Not much of a hardship for passengers not to open nuts on a flight.
Not much of an imposition for a hyper-sensitive passenger to wear an allergy mask for a few hours and let the remaining 399 people eat their peanuts.

From advertisment - This type of mask or respirator can also help at places of work, filtering out fine dust and for allergy sufferers, even block tiny particles of known food allergens like peanuts or wheat flour.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 23:32
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Remember the story of the BOAC (?) stewardess, who, having given loose nuts in a dish with drinks to the First Class passengers before engine start - as I believe was the case ? - then got on the P.A. and said ... "Passengers are asked to hold on to their nuts for take off"
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 00:14
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On a more serious note, can a passenger board with an Epi-pen in their carry-on?
With every James Bond film ever made in mind, have the security implications of passengers carrying such devices been given adequate consideration?

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Old 25th Apr 2019, 01:06
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I've grown allergic to all kinds of things into my old age. First big one, I was on my way back from Clacton hospital, where I'd had nothing by physio with a gorgeous erm, physiotherapist. Cheeky banter and a cheery goodby.

Five minutes into drive, hands itch from the hospital soap. Seven minutes and they're fat, and ablaze with itch. Ten minutes and I feel ill. Ten and a half minutes, and I feel so ill that I can't find words to describe. Ashen face, purple lips, elephant sitting on my chest and talking to the daftest woman in the history of the NHS. She was insisting on an address for me to have what I thought was a heart attack.

Never did get an ambulance, but did get better. Anaphylaxis was the opinion of four doctors. That was refuted by a specialist, 'If it had been, you'd have been dead'. Well, if it wasn't anaphylaxis, it'll do until I get a real one. Ten years later, Mr Muscle gets me while I'm cleaning the bath. 999, door unlatched as I'm going down. 'Stay with me, I'm 6 minutes away.' How good is that? I was hooked up to his machine in seven minutes. 80 over 40, pulse 40, temp falling. Just see stars without doing the tensioning the tummy thing. I got better.

I had a copilot with peanut allergy. He described the reaction to me years before I followed suit. Much the same. Bloody Nora, I'm so glad I'd finished flying before I got hit with that reaction. I could have done NOTHING whatsoever.

Children are ultimately precious. Must they, and their families, be denied holidays because a bunch of fat-ar$ed selfish bar-stewards wanting to stuff nuts into their faces? I'd bar people like that to having to holiday in a wildlife reserve . . . and make them take the nuts out of the hands of gorillas.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 08:45
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Seriously, if your or your child’s life could be in danger from exposure or ingesting nuts, isn’t it your responsibility to avoid situations where the consequences could be catastrophic? I wouldn’t want to rely unknown members of the public to follow requests not to eat nuts. EasyJet might no longer serve them but that doesn't stop any passenger buying a packet at the terminal and bringing it onboard for a mid flight snack. Innocently done and without realising the consequences.

If if it means that the sufferer can’t risk flying, that’s inconvenient for them, but better than having the high chance of a fatality at 38000 feet.
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