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Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies

Are you allergic to peanuts?

This could be a serious medical problem if you’re flying on many commercial airlines that serve peanuts on board.

The rules and policies as to whether the airline will serve peanuts varies depending on the carrier.

Some are more accepting of passengers with allergies than others.

Some have specific policies that may not be friendly to those with those allergies.

American Airlines, for example, states that requests that they not serve peanuts or meals with nut products cannot be granted.

American will also not allow passengers to pre-board flights to wipe down tray tables or armrests to remove peanut dust or residue from previous flights.

So if you have an allergy to peanuts, check with your airline before you make that reservation to learn what you—and they—can, will, or won’t do to accommodate you.

Either way, consult your doctor before flying to know what you need to bring aboard.

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