My son was traveling with his team for a sporting event. The flights were booked on American Airlines to get to the venue. As I normally do, I inform the airline of his food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts.
I have always asked when flying with my food allergic son if the airline could refrain from serving nuts on the plane and if they would be able to make announcement. I also ask for a buffer zone around his seat. and for him to be able to pre-board in order to wipe down his seat and surrounding area from past contamination.
American Airlines told me a resounding “no” they did not allow any the accomodations, and if he was that allergic or worried about chance of an allergic reaction, that he should find some other means of transportation.
Unfortunately he was traveling with his team and a chaperone, and these were the flights that everyone had to take. Thankfully, he was fine, he had his own snacks for the plane (as usual) and his friends sat next to him and didn’t eat nuts. He was able to wipe down his area himself after he boarded. But I was very uncomfortable the whole time he was traveling and there is no reason that an airline has to serve nuts! There are plenty of other healthy nut free snack and food alternatives. I was under impression that Food Allergies were considered a disability and I would think that accommodations would be necessary.
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