At the start of Allergy awareness week, we examine the practicalities and airline policies of flying for those with a nut allergy

For Sophie Wilson, inhaling peanut particles could result in a potentially fatal allergic reaction. So when the 26-year-old boarded a flight to Rio with Lufthansa in October 2015 – having alerted them in advance to her allergy – she didn’t think she’d be risking her life.

“I informed them a month before I flew – and the airline said the cabin crew would help when I got on board,” said Sophie. “Once on the plane, I asked a flight attendant if an announcement could be made. His response was: ‘We can’t ask 399 other passengers not to eat nuts because of you.’”

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Source: The Guardian

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