Should all airlines have a ‘nut free’ policy for passengers with allergies?
A young girl traveling from Dublin to New Jersey suffered an allergic reaction to nuts while she was on the plane.
The plane was sent back to Ireland after she was given a shot of adrenaline. The family thought they would be flying back to New Jersey on a nut free plane, but United Airlines could not accommodate them because they do not practice a ‘nut free’ policy.
Should all planes be required to follow a nut free policy to prevent incidents like this from happening? Nut allergies are extremely common, and the severity of the allergy varies from case to case. Some people can have a reaction just from the smell of nuts, but some will only go into shock if they ingest them.
If such a policy were to be followed, would other modifications need to be made for those who suffer from other allergies?
Do you think a ‘nut free’ policy should be enforced on all airlines?