Please note preface from Lianne- No Nut Traveler
It is alway my advice to not accept any airline meal, no matter the assurances given. Mistakes happen, recalls happen and flight attendants are often not educated as to what cross contamination is. You are far from medical care up in the air. In my opinion, no meal is worth it.
I was on my way back from a mission trip in South Africa and I have a nut allergy. The airline was supposedly notified of my allergy. They accommodate people who had gluten intolerance as well as vegetarian requests. I was given a sandwich on my flight and I asked the flight attendant if it had any nuts in it or even what it was. She said she didn’t know and that “I should have told the airline about my allergy.”
After I ate the sandwich, which I later found out contained pesto, I began to have an allergic reaction on the plane. We were 3 hours from Atlanta. I kept having to go to the restroom and by the time we landed I broke out in hives. Luckily there were two doctors on the flight and in my group that gave me Benadryl I didn’t have to go to the hospital, In the future, please make sure that your flight attendants take allergies more seriously and that they actually know what they are serving.