Should airines ban nuts?
It’s a question that has been raging for a while but a petition to ban nuts from all airlines has gained over 90,000 signatures since launching 24 hours ago in the UK.
Today, The Sun, the country’s biggest selling newspaper, also supported this campaign.
The petition was launched by the family of Amy-May Shead who suffered a devastating anaphylactic reaction in 2014 while on holiday in Budapest and has been left severely brain damaged.
Why your air travel stories are important
We set up Allergy Travels to share information and make sure every allergy traveller can fly and explore safely. It is great to see this campaign gaining momentum and we hope the airlines and government will listen to the overwhelming public support.
But we need your help.
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We need your help to highlight airlines who aren’t treating allergy travellers fairly. We need your help so people can make informed decisions about who to fly with. We need your help to encourage clear, consistent airline policies.
We also want to hear about the good ones. Tell us which airlines you recommend. Who is doing a good job?
The focus of this campaign is on banning nuts, one of the most common allergies. However, the Allergy Travels team all deal with multiple allergies which can cause the same severe and deadly reactions. We think it is important that this conversation is widened to raise overall allergy awareness so everyone can travel safely.
We would like to see:
*Clear, consistent and non-discriminatory policies for all allergy sufferers
*Allergy and epinephrene training for all cabin crew
*Epinephrene injectors to be carried on all flights