Death is not the only outcome in the air that should spark outrage. I have collected anecdotal reports of families kicked off flights for asking for an announcement, mocked by flight attendants, and ridiculed by other passengers. No federal guidelines exist to protect food allergic airline passengers and airlines are consistently inconsistent in dealing with passengers flying with food allergies. People with food allergies don’t always get a second chance.
Treatment of food allergic passengers in the air often depends on both the mood and basic food allergy knowledge of a particular flight crew. The fact that food allergy protections on planes do not exist in a dependable capacity is utterly unacceptable. The world will never begin to understand the danger of food allergies if we don’t share and record our testimonials. Without written records, it is like our experiences never happened.