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(Daily Mail)   4 yr old girl goes anaphylactic from nut allergy on flight from Dublin to US. Mother requests that no nuts be served on return flight. United Airlines tells family of four that they are not a nut free airline and gives them the boot   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 418
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2014-08-20 09:04:12 AM  
Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.
 
2014-08-20 09:16:24 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.


Good to know that some people feel entitled to be accommodated at all costs & inconvenience to others instead of taking personal responsibility for their severe medical conditions.
 
2014-08-20 09:18:58 AM  

oldfarthenry: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

Good to know that some people feel entitled to be accommodated at all costs & inconvenience to others instead of taking personal responsibility for their severe medical conditions.


This off to a good start.
 
2014-08-20 09:31:06 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.


If United says "OK our flight is nut free" and somehow the child still goes into anaphylactic shock (because, let's face it: guaranteeing a nut free environment is going to be nearly impossible for them), United is going to get sued. Better from a corporate responsibility standpoint to say, "Sorry, we can't guarantee a nut-free flight. You should probably fly with another airline that can make that guarantee."
 
2014-08-20 09:31:54 AM  
*breaks out the popcorn lightly salted peanuts*
 
2014-08-20 09:37:12 AM  
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2014-08-20 09:37:27 AM  

JoieD'Zen: oldfarthenry: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

Good to know that some people feel entitled to be accommodated at all costs & inconvenience to others instead of taking personal responsibility for their severe medical conditions.

This off to a good start.


Yep. Grabbing my popcorn peanuts for this thread.
 
2014-08-20 09:38:45 AM  
If your nut allergy is that bad, good luck leaving your house, much less flying.
 
2014-08-20 09:42:36 AM  
Nuts!
 
2014-08-20 09:42:39 AM  
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2014-08-20 09:42:51 AM  
How can united possibly guarantee a nut-free flight? Airplanes are gigantic and full of little crevices, there's no way they could say with 100% certainty "this plane has absolutely no nut residue".
 
2014-08-20 09:43:27 AM  
Airline Hate thread vs Allergy Hate thread. Should be interesting.
 
2014-08-20 09:43:51 AM  
What are they supposed to do, swim back?
 
2014-08-20 09:43:55 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: If United says "OK our flight is nut free" and somehow the child still goes into anaphylactic shock (because, let's face it: guaranteeing a nut free environment is going to be nearly impossible for them), United is going to get sued. Better from a corporate responsibility standpoint to say, "Sorry, we can't guarantee a nut-free flight. You should probably fly with another airline that can make that guarantee."


Exactly.  Don't promise what can't be delivered.
 
2014-08-20 09:44:10 AM  
I'm OK with this.
 
2014-08-20 09:44:12 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.


Her parents gave her the cashew, they do not have to do it a second time.

I am allergic to milk, so I demand all flights be milk free.
 
2014-08-20 09:44:15 AM  
Why oh why won't the entire world cater to my personal conditions that only affect me?

I'm extremely allergic to things so no one any where should be allowed to use those things.
 
2014-08-20 09:44:17 AM  
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2014-08-20 09:44:34 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.


And when the person sitting beside her breaks out a bag of trail mix? Or is the airline going to go through eberyone's pockets and carryon for that flight to stop any nuts?
 
2014-08-20 09:44:36 AM  

oldfarthenry: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

Good to know that some people feel entitled to be accommodated at all costs & inconvenience to others instead of taking personal responsibility for their severe medical conditions.


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2014-08-20 09:44:53 AM  
At least she didn't have the fish.
 
2014-08-20 09:45:20 AM  

ginandbacon: What are they supposed to do, swim back?


Take the train.
 
2014-08-20 09:45:44 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

If United says "OK our flight is nut free" and somehow the child still goes into anaphylactic shock (because, let's face it: guaranteeing a nut free environment is going to be nearly impossible for them), United is going to get sued. Better from a corporate responsibility standpoint to say, "Sorry, we can't guarantee a nut-free flight. You should probably fly with another airline that can make that guarantee."


This.  It seems like a dick move, but UA is being realistic here.  Book a charter flight with some private jet company.
 
2014-08-20 09:45:45 AM  

Loren: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: If United says "OK our flight is nut free" and somehow the child still goes into anaphylactic shock (because, let's face it: guaranteeing a nut free environment is going to be nearly impossible for them), United is going to get sued. Better from a corporate responsibility standpoint to say, "Sorry, we can't guarantee a nut-free flight. You should probably fly with another airline that can make that guarantee."

Exactly.  Don't promise what can't be delivered.


THIS.  Pack something to eat.  It is less difficult than trying to have an airline make such accommodations...apparently.
 
2014-08-20 09:46:01 AM  
To misquote Star Trek:  The needs of the many are trampled by the needs of the few.
 
2014-08-20 09:46:04 AM  
Of course.  Of course we should protect kids from these terrible food allergies.

But maybe...
 
2014-08-20 09:46:08 AM  
Children on airplanes plus food allergies. This thread should end well.
 
2014-08-20 09:46:11 AM  
United may soon announce that the in-flight archery range, down the aisle, using poison tipped arrows, will be reinstated as soon as the FAA approves the electronic scoreboard and that Frak-UP, instead of a brand name beverage, will be served. Frak-UP is the bubbly drink of peasants who live near oil operations.
 
2014-08-20 09:46:38 AM  
your the parents of a child with a severe nut allergy. And you take your kid on a PLANE where traditionally they serve PEANUTS as snacks to people ??

so basically they rolled the dice, lost and then want someone else to fix their problem. Must be bankers or financial services people.
 
2014-08-20 09:46:47 AM  
It sounds like:
1. These are two different families. There is the Pattens, on Ryanair, and then this family(in the story, it says they asked not to be identified) on United.

2. The United flight family asked for "nut free" at the airport or even on the plane it sounds like. I think you need to give them a bit more heads up than that.
 
2014-08-20 09:47:56 AM  
Which is the reasonable and practical solution?

A)
When the flight attendant offers peanuts, you say, "No thank you".

B)
Skip your flight and alert the media.
 
2014-08-20 09:48:00 AM  
United Airlines tells family of four that they are not a nut free airline and gives them the boot

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2014-08-20 09:48:08 AM  

PerilousApricot: How can united possibly guarantee a nut-free flight? Airplanes are gigantic and full of little crevices, there's no way they could say with 100% certainty "this plane has absolutely no nut residue".


www.deathandtaxesmag.com
Offer "nut-free zones" at a reasonable charge. Like 25 bucks or something. That we we get to enjoy our package of 7 peanuts, and your snowflake  gets to enjoy breathing.

/For as long as the air supply holds out.
//Air refills avaliable for purchase.
 
2014-08-20 09:48:22 AM  
Just to throw another wrench into the laundry, did anyone notice that the mother complaining about this was flying First Class?
When the family asked staff not to serve any nuts, they were allegedly told United didn't advertise itself as a 'nut-free airline'.
The mother told the Irish Independent: 'We were only going to discommode 10 other people because we were all in first class. They asked the other people but then a simple request seemed to turn into a big production.'


Maybe they should've just chartered a private plane.
 
2014-08-20 09:48:57 AM  
I think this sums it up:

   She suffered the reaction after a passenger opened a packet of mixed nuts he brought on the plane despite three warnings that there was a child on board with a severe allergy.

And

   The statement said: 'Although we do not serve peanuts on our flights, it's not possible to prevent customers from bringing food items on board that contain peanuts.'

I'm not sure what they are supposed to do. They can't exactly screen all the passengers for nuts before they board.
 
2014-08-20 09:49:04 AM  
People with disabilities or allergies should just stay in their homes and never try to push boundaries so sayeth fark.com
 
2014-08-20 09:49:05 AM  
Nut free???

Misandry!!!! Woop woop woop woop!!!
 
2014-08-20 09:49:12 AM  

oldfarthenry: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

Good to know that some people feel entitled to be accommodated at all costs & inconvenience to others instead of taking personal responsibility for their severe medical conditions.


Also, not serving nuts on a single flight in an airplane that routinely serves them is not a safe bet. If the airline served no nuts on the return flight, but the girl died because a previous person in her seat wiped his hands on the seat you know that parents would sue.

Can't the girl wear a mask due to her medical condition?
 
2014-08-20 09:49:24 AM  

dywed88: And when the person sitting beside her breaks out a bag of trail mix?


Talk to them and ask them not to.
 
2014-08-20 09:49:29 AM  

ginandbacon: What are they supposed to do, swim back?


They don't serve nuts in steerage.
 
2014-08-20 09:49:36 AM  

AxemRed: They can't exactly screen all the passengers for nuts before they board.


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Says you.
 
2014-08-20 09:49:53 AM  

dywed88: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

And when the person sitting beside her breaks out a bag of trail mix? Or is the airline going to go through eberyone's pockets and carryon for that flight to stop any nuts?


Yup, this. No way to be totally sure without a plastic bubble for her to ride in.
 
2014-08-20 09:49:56 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

If United says "OK our flight is nut free" and somehow the child still goes into anaphylactic shock (because, let's face it: guaranteeing a nut free environment is going to be nearly impossible for them), United is going to get sued. Better from a corporate responsibility standpoint to say, "Sorry, we can't guarantee a nut-free flight. You should probably fly with another airline that can make that guarantee."



THIS

By now the plane is loaded with "nut residue" (snort). Not serving nuts on a single flight is not really a safe answer.
 
2014-08-20 09:50:01 AM  

dywed88: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

And when the person sitting beside her breaks out a bag of trail mix? Or is the airline going to go through eberyone's pockets and carryon for that flight to stop any nuts?


Seriously, this ^

How much accommodation should be required here? How far backwards is everybody else expected to bend for these people? Maybe, just maybe, if your kid can be killed by being within the same county as a particle of peanut dust, maybe you shouldn't travel.
 
2014-08-20 09:50:09 AM  

AxemRed: I think this sums it up:

   She suffered the reaction after a passenger opened a packet of mixed nuts he brought on the plane despite three warnings that there was a child on board with a severe allergy.

And

   The statement said: 'Although we do not serve peanuts on our flights, it's not possible to prevent customers from bringing food items on board that contain peanuts.'

I'm not sure what they are supposed to do. They can't exactly screen all the passengers for nuts before they board.


I've got two but they better not try to take them from me.
 
2014-08-20 09:50:16 AM  

oldfarthenry: all costs & inconvenience to others


I can't tell if you're trolling or stupid.... but I'm pretty sure it won't actually make any difference by the end of this thread.
 
2014-08-20 09:50:19 AM  
You mean they want to go back to Dublin!?!?

/just kidding, I'd like to visit Ireland one day.
 
2014-08-20 09:50:36 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Imaginativescreenname: Good to know that cashews are more important than a childs life to some people. This SHOULD surprise and shock me, but it somehow doesn't.

If United says "OK our flight is nut free" and somehow the child still goes into anaphylactic shock (because, let's face it: guaranteeing a nut free environment is going to be nearly impossible for them), United is going to get sued. Better from a corporate responsibility standpoint to say, "Sorry, we can't guarantee a nut-free flight. You should probably fly with another airline that can make that guarantee."


This is really what it comes down to.  If her allergy is so extreme that someone eating nuts in the same cabin sets her off, then they can't really guarantee that the girl won't get a seat where someone eating nuts happened to wipe their hands on the seat on the prior flight.

What do they want the airline to do, disinfect the entire interior surface of the jet and screen every other passenger for what kind of snacks they may bring with them from the terminal?  Pull out a few rows of seats and create space for her sealed bubble habitat?
 
2014-08-20 09:51:00 AM  

AxemRed: They can't exactly screen all the passengers for nuts before they board.


You shut your goddamn mouth before a TSA supervisor reads this thread and gets some ideas about mission creep.
 
2014-08-20 09:51:03 AM  
The Dublin family was flying to New Jersey when the four-year-old girl went into anaphylactic shock after eating nuts served on the United Airlines flight.

I think I see the problem, and a possible solution, that doesn't involve making the flight nut-free.
 
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