My 17 yr old daughter flew back from Bonn, Germany this evening with Eurowings and this is the message I received from her just before she took off: “ I just asked the flight attendant to make an announcement for nut allergy and she said no because they can’t guarantee anything and if I do react then I become an insurance problem for them. Flight crew then proceeded to say that, “If I’m so allergic to nuts then they don’t want me to fly because it becomes an insurance issue for them.”
A guy in sitting in front of her kindly asked her if he was ok to eat his food and was really concerned. Shame on the airline!!
This was her treat to be allowed some freedom finally and feel as normal as she can with her friends but also preparation for when she goes off to university. The discrimination that people with allergies have to suffer is ridiculous in this day and age.
It is challenging to navigate the system as many airlines still serve nuts, but why is it so difficult to put an announcement out, just as they do when they do their safety demonstrations? Surely, to fail to do so, after having been asked, amounts to negligence and wilful misconduct in the event something did happen?