It was my first flight in three years, and the first since I started reacting to airborne particles. I booked directly with JetBlue online, made all the allergen comments and afterwards called to make sure all the data was received. They advised me they can’t stop others from bringing food onboard but told me they do create a buffer zone 3 rows front & back where they ask the passengers to not consume my allergens. if they needed to, to please go to the back of the plane.
I was allowed to pre board on my flight from Fort Lauderdale to Puerto Rico roundtrip to clean my area. I booked my seat in the first row in order to bother less people. The announcements were made and the flight crew asked me questions as to where my epipens were located and asked what exactly were my allergens. No nuts or seafood were served that I saw.
On the flight to Puerto Rico, a person within the buffer zone seating on the row seat started opening a package that looked like nuts, about 5 minutes after the announcement. I looked back immediately while finding my face mask. One of the flight crew members approached them and asked them to please consume them when landed or in the back of the plane to avoid a medical emergency. the person decided to put the bag away. I felt very comfortable & confident that my safety, and my dad’s sanity were kept at bay.