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Minivanman
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Nuts News

So Easyjet bans nuts on all flights to protect passengers?

Well that's it, I'm off down to my local boozer to give them a piece of my mind about dishing out those free peanuts, and then it's off to Tesco to ask them what the heck they think they are playing at by selling nuts to an unsuspecting public. Shameful.

The world really is going... nuts.  Crazy2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48041464


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Such a ban isn't really that inconvenient to other passengers whether short or long-haul. After all, smokers can manage to go without a puff for the same journey!

 

At 30K-40K feet there isn't much that can be done if the EpiPen doesn't work but could involve redirecting the flight which, I expect, would be much more of an inconvenience?

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As a nut allergy sufferer I welcome this move, it's really not a pleasant experience on flights where they give out nuts and having to explain the situation.
Thanks for your concern about my well being though.
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@Mav  I kind of see your point, but someone would have to be SUPER-sensitive to react to others eating nuts, surely?

I don't see the connection with smoking - sorry.

@dvorak  I understand your situation, but what's the next move? Everyone having to eat gluten-free to accommodate those who suffer gluten intolerance, everyone having to eat hal-al meat? and other restrictions -where will it end?

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@jab1 wrote:

someone would have to be SUPER-sensitive to react to others eating nuts, surely?

In a confined space with recirculated air, you'd be surprised.

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Very true @Mav, but how far do we take this?

I am at risk of having a stroke, so should I be prevented from flying?

Many other types of nuts cause anaphylaxis (if that's we are talking about) - as well as shellfish, milk, and eggs.

As for smoking I have read that some, but not many I grant you, still allow it on their aircraft and a good few more allow pilots to smoke as well - at least accodring to one link I looked at.

I suppose if you are desperate you could always try putting on a peanut patch. Wink 

 


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@jab1 wrote:

I don't see the connection with smoking - sorry.


I was pointing out that going without nuts or anything else on a flight is no different from people who smoke having to refrain from doing so. Perhaps it is even harder due to the addictive possibilities of smoking; I've never heard of someone being addicted to nutsWink

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@dvorak wrote:

@jab1 wrote:

someone would have to be SUPER-sensitive to react to others eating nuts, surely?

In a confined space with recirculated air, you'd be surprised.


Maybe, @dvorak  but I'm still not quite convinced.

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@dvorak 

Every concern, but the responsibilty not to eat nuts or anything else that might cause anaphylaxis is yours not mine? 

 


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@Mav wrote:

@jab1 wrote:

I don't see the connection with smoking - sorry.


I was pointing out that going without nuts or anything else on a flight is no different from people who smoke having to refrain from doing so. Perhaps it is even harder due to the addictive possibilities of smoking; I've never heard of someone being addicted to nutsWink


OK then - simple - provide no food on the flight, and see what happens.Wink

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@jab1 

Indeed, people will be wanting leg room next! Wink


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@Minivanman wrote:

@dvorak 

Every concern, but the responsibilty not to eat nuts or anything else that might cause anaphylaxis is yours not mine? 

 


i can't prevent your cross contamination though can I? crumbs, touching stuff with your nutty fingers etc..

 

@jab1 pretty sure non of those other things you've listed will kill you, though I appreciate the discomfort and problems that being truly Celiac (not some self diagnosed fad) could have, the quantity to trigger reaction is markedly different. 

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@Minivanman  Not a problem for me - at 5' 0" I fit in small spaces, but someone I travel with regularly - at 6' 4" - does have a problem with leg-room.

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Are you being serious?


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sadly yes, it can be enough to trigger a reaction.
people don't seem to realise.
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