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Food allergies are not an inconvenience, for many of us this can be a life or death situation. Southwest does not monitor what food gets eaten on the plane and they don’t clean in between flights. On a recent flight there were open Snickers wrappers left behind in the seat back pocket in front of us. Also, peanuts are not the only dangerous allergen. In our case, any trace of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, sesame, peas, chickpeas, and lentils can cause my son to go into anaphylactic shock.