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    Well, I guess I'll miss my peanuts. On the other hand, it will be very good for people with peanut severe allergies.

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    Huh, I thought this happened some time ago. I noticed the carriers switching to pretzels some time ago. I don't really crave or love peanuts so it won't bother me. In fact, I have a can of mixed nuts on my desk and if you open it all that's left are the peanuts - the lowly nut that everyone picks around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    Huh, I thought this happened some time ago. I noticed the carriers switching to pretzels some time ago. I don't really crave or love peanuts so it won't bother me. In fact, I have a can of mixed nuts on my desk and if you open it all that's left are the peanuts - the lowly nut that everyone picks around.
    Before the merger with Delta, NWA served pretzels with beverages instead of peanuts. After the merger, Delta/NW flights began serving peanuts again. It made sense because Delta's headquarters is in Atlanta. Doesn't really matter to me because I usually pass on anything with too much salt when I fly so that I don't end up with ring around the ankle

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    Ah...thanks for the post. Peanuts, Atlanta, Georgia, Jimmy Carter; it's all makiong sense now.

    Ring around the ankle! I hate that too. Flying has become so NOT FUN. They've managed to squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of air travel. I'm glad I can still order a cocktail (or three) on the plane. Hey, don't judge me. If my ankles are going to swell and I'm going to risk getting some deadly airborne disease or die in a crash, just let me be buzzed OK?

    I can't imagine being deathly allergic to peanuts and having to fly. Now that would put a whole 'nuther' level of SUCK on travelling.
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    What's next?

    I'm highly allergic to cats. I think we should ban all people who own cats from flying because their dander will make me sneeze.

    It's not that I'm not sympathetic to people who have nut allergies (my niece has them), but her mother takes precautions if she's going to be in school or in a public place by giving her allergy meds.

    I don't know. I also would like to ban crying babiies on airplanes. And, stinky people.

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    Sorry, but this is "nuts!"

    Lots of people are allergic to lots of things...if parents are flying with their peanut-allergic kids, don't let them eat peanuts. Or can't they even be in the same high-flying metal tube with a peanut? I give up...there is a person for every allergy and vice versa...no one should go anywhere, ever. The nothing bad could happen. I too am in a bad mood today, must be my allergies.

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    How about serving peanuts and pretzels? Good grief.

    I have a son that is severely allergic to all tree nuts, soy, and peanuts too.

    He's had life threatening anaphylactic reactions twice.

    He knows to read carefully ingredient lists and to steer clear of peanuts as well. In fact, I've taught him to be careful of kissing a girlfriend who has eaten those items as well. He could have a reaction from that too. (was a case of a teen who died after kissing a friend who had eaten pnut or nuts).

    So to offer something else to passengers that are allergic is fine. For those that are worried about having minor reactions from travelling while others eat pnuts---I would think that a a dose of benedryl or other antihistimines would be enough? (from reading the article in the OP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    Sorry, but this is "nuts!"

    Lots of people are allergic to lots of things...if parents are flying with their peanut-allergic kids, don't let them eat peanuts. Or can't they even be in the same high-flying metal tube with a peanut? I give up...there is a person for every allergy and vice versa...no one should go anywhere, ever. The nothing bad could happen. I too am in a bad mood today, must be my allergies.
    Its called 30 seconds of my son having someone TOUCH him with a peanut, his airways close, and we have an epi pen that will buy us 30-40 minutes. SOrry you're not getting your nuts. Tragic.
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    I noticed they switched over to pretzels awhile ago, but trail mix is kind of a mainstay of airport newsstands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    Huh, I thought this happened some time ago. I noticed the carriers switching to pretzels some time ago. I don't really crave or love peanuts so it won't bother me. In fact, I have a can of mixed nuts on my desk and if you open it all that's left are the peanuts - the lowly nut that everyone picks around.
    Me too. When we flew to Seattle last summer, we were served pretzels. I haven't seen peanuts in a long time

    I think it's a good idea anyway. People with severe allergies can die quickly even by inhaling "peanut dust". Scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angels_Not_Forgotten View Post
    Its called 30 seconds of my son having someone TOUCH him with a peanut, his airways close, and we have an epi pen that will buy us 30-40 minutes. SOrry you're not getting your nuts. Tragic.
    You're so right. And it's not even touching the nut. If someone next to you opens a bag, the "dust" goes right into the air. I think we can all live without nuts, if it means saving 1 person.

    Now if the airlines would only do something about the air system! Every time I get off a plane my nose is running and my eyes are all red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDkid View Post
    I'm highly allergic to cats. I think we should ban all people who own cats from flying because their dander will make me sneeze.

    It's not that I'm not sympathetic to people who have nut allergies (my niece has them), but her mother takes precautions if she's going to be in school or in a public place by giving her allergy meds.

    I don't know. I also would like to ban crying babiies on airplanes. And, stinky people.

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    Oh this isn't a funny subject, but I had to tell you your post gave me a good chuckle And I say ban all those little doggies in their purses too! People actually carry them on the plane now! Go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDkid View Post
    I'm highly allergic to cats. I think we should ban all people who own cats from flying because their dander will make me sneeze.

    It's not that I'm not sympathetic to people who have nut allergies (my niece has them), but her mother takes precautions if she's going to be in school or in a public place by giving her allergy meds.

    I don't know. I also would like to ban crying babiies on airplanes. And, stinky people.

    It's Friday...I'm a little snarky!

    Peanut allergies can result in anaphlactic shock, leading to death. A person with a peanut allergy can react to the scent of peanuts........and die, without ever having eaten, touched or even SEEN the peanut! I have a son with a peanut allergy, and believe me, it is not fun to experience this type of reaction...it is like being slowly strangled to death.

    Allergy medications work wonders. I also take "preventative" medications before working in my garden and they do help. But not for a peanut allergy!

    LOL about the crying babies and stinky people! Totally agree!


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    Wow... someone's LIFE may be in danger here. My nieces both have peanut allergies. One has gone into anaphylactic shock -- after playing with a playmate who ate peanuts at her own home before coming over. It's not something to play around with.

    I don't mind being inconvenienced (I love peanuts) if it removes a threat to someone else's life...
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