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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Lisa ·
Hi Dinydeek, As someone who has a very severe cat allergy I have to say that it does make a big difference whether there is a cat present around me or just a cat owner. I have no problem being around cat owners but if you put me in a room with a cat I will likely have my eyes swell, breathing trouble, and more. Perhaps being around people with dander on them explains some of the times I sneeze while in public but the level of that compared to what happens when I'm with an actual live cat is...
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Abigail's Mommy ·
Sometimes, it's not so easy as choosing to not fly. Adults have to fly for business, kids have to fly to see non-custodial parents, people need to fly for family emergencies when time is absolutely critical...Flying is an unavoidable part of life, and people need to be able to fly safely without the risk of anaphylaxis. It sounds like the airline got off the hook, so to speak, because airlines are not covered by the law. The airline was not found innocent or not liable.
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

TrishRip ·
Sadly, when it comes to airline travel it is not just the potential food allergens, but the animal dander as well. I have a severe allergic reaction to all dogs, and a potentially fatal reaction to cats. It doesn't matter if they are 4 rows away or 40, the hazard is there, especially in a tin can of pressurized air. I try to travel by car as much as possible, but sometimes it just isn't feasible. I try to prepare for the possibility of animals on board, and can semi control when exposed to a...
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Dinydeek ·
It would not matter whether the pet was on the plane or not, the pet owners are covered in their pet dander you are going to react to the owners if the pets are left at home. While we too deal with significant allergies that prevent us from using public/ private(airlines are a private industry) transit as much as we would like for our child, it isn't the worlds job to go pet free, peanut free, dairy free, corn free, gluten free, soy free- etc. We simply drive and do what we can to keep her...
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

KurtH ·
We the allergy community have a strong case arguing for *reasonable accommodations*. For food, that is clear labeling of intended ingredients and of trace levels of common allergens. The argument is all the stronger in the air, and ought to appear completely reasonable to the airlines. It would seem that requiring labeling by their caterers is a small price to pay to avoid bad press, for goodwill, and for good corporate citizenship.
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

kriton94 ·
Just curious, who bears the cost if an emergency landing is required?
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Allison ·
That is a great question. I am not sure.
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Dinydeek ·
Airlines are a private industry. They have no control over what passengers opt to eat, or what pets they have at home or what trees or grass left pollen on the passenger or what perfume or deo the passenger opts to wear. So, if a passenger who KNOWS they have severe IgE allergies to pets, foods,scents etc opts to get on a plane where they know there are no laws, mandates etc that prohibit their allergen on other passengers and thus recirculated throughout the air on the entire plane, then if...
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Flying with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  hosted a free educational webinar on June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. The...
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Newly-Introduced Airline Bill Includes Protections for People with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On June 26, 2017, Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate called the Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights (S.1418). This would provide relief for consumers who have been hurt by poor airline customer service.
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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE:   We support a Congressional effort to improve airline safety for people with severe allergies . Join AAFA's Action Network and tell your senators you care about this issue today !   What happens if a passenger has an allergic...
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