EasyJet finally bans nuts on all flights
When a fellow May Contain contributor whatsapp me this before, I couldn't believe what I was reading. Are airlines finally taking allergies seriously?
After reading the article about Easyjet banning all nuts on flights, this is great news for the allergy community and a massive step in the right direction - hopefully more airlines will follow suit. Easyjet also mentioned that they will ban passengers from eating nuts on all the flights, hopefully more passengers will take eating nuts on a flight more seriously due to the seriousness of someone having a reaction on the flight, if a passenger on board has a severe nut allergy.
I have always felt that airlines did not take allergies seriously enough, I’ve had a few occasions where airlines had refused to do the announcement and told me they could not stop selling nuts on the flight, due to it wasn't in their policy. It made me feel anxious and upset that the airline didn't understand the seriousness of my allergy and the danger they put me in because my nut allergy is airborne.
I remember a flight back to Amsterdam, the air hostess come over to me before the flight departed to tell me they will do an announcement shortly so the passengers are aware of my severe nut allergy and ask them to refrain from eating nuts. The guy sat next to me was so intrigued and spent the whole of the flight asking questions about my allergy, and was shocked to discovery that severe allergies can be airborne.
It's only been the most recent events surrounding allergies and airlines, that people have understood the seriousness of allergies and I have had more people ask me more questions about my allergy than ever before. I think it’s a massive step in the right direction, it's great that EasyJet are leading the way and hopefully more airlines will follow suit and more policies will be put in place to keep people with allergies safer when traveling with an allergy.
I think it's so important because when your traveling abroad you want to feel safe and not feel anxious that you could potentially be in a life threatening situation if the airlines refuse to do the announcement. EasyJet I commend you for taking allergies seriously.