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Old 02-25-2011, 10:46 AM   #41
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If a person has that severe of a peanut allergy, they should be driving in a car and not on a plane full of people. If I was on an overseas flight and asked to put my food away, along with 80 other people due to one person-I would not do it. What's next? People with allergies to apples, oranges, bread, coffee, etc. (Put them all away...) It is up the the individual or the caregiver. Period.When I walk into a gas station and they have mopped with heavy bleach or pine cleaner, I have very serious reactions. I walk directly outside. And, I do not go there again. But, in the meantime I must make a trip to the doctor or hospital. Help!..the food police are now in the skies...
Yeah driving to Hawaii is a great idea. How about to Europe or Asia. Let me know how that works out for you.

No one is saying anyone should be forced to do anything that want. But I find it incredibly selfish for someone to say they would rather make someone drive to their destination rather than ever fly because they need to eat a handful of peanuts.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:48 AM   #42
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In this case, the person put the burden of his safety on a plane full of strangers. That's making them responsible.

A voice of reason. I totally agree.
(Off topic, but on one flight, an announcement was made that human remains were on board on the pilot was taking a short cut and we would arrive a bit sooner. The donor chopper was waiting for the plane when we arrived. Everyone on the plane left their seat in a respectable manner, except for one lone person. He complained loudly that we were 20 minutes early at the airport. This is a great example of one person on a plane not being respectful of the rest. He needed a lesson on personal responsibility and respect. It takes all kinds.
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... the pilot was taking a short cut and we would arrive a bit sooner...

I never heard of a pilot taking a shortcut. Wouldn't they always take the shortest route?
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But, on a recent flight, over loadspeaker the passengers were asked to put away any food product that may contain any type of nuts. (Due to one passenger on the plane being allergic). Guess what? Dozens of people were eating crackers, cookies, sandwiches, etc. (So many snack items contain nuts or possibly were processed where the product came into contact with nuts.) I noticed that no one put their food items away. Bravo... I say, if one person has such a severe allergy. They should have been wearing a mask and not expect 80-90 people to put their food away..

Bravo? Really? That's cold.

I'd gladly put my snack away if the alternative was sending a toddler into deadly anaphalactic shock at 35,000 feet.

Maybe the person was wearing a mask but their mother packed the epipen in her luggage by mistake?
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I never heard of a pilot taking a shortcut. Wouldn't they always take the shortest route?
The pilot said "shortcut." We all chuckled a bit. Wondering what does that mean.
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Bravo? Really? That's cold.

I'd gladly put my snack away if the alternative was sending a toddler into deadly anaphalactic shock at 35,000 feet.

Maybe the person was wearing a mask but their mother packed the epipen in her luggage by mistake?
"Its not cold." I have been on way too many flights and witnessed outrageous behavior by people who do not take responsibity. I guess if I had a toddler with a condition like that I would definately be prepared in flight or wherever I was. Or, I would drive instead of fly. A person I know of is obese and drives and will not take a plane. She does not want the person next to her to be uncomfortable and squisshed in seat. I applaud her.
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"Its not cold." I have been on way too many flights and witnessed outrageous behavior by people who do not take responsibity.
Not cold??? So you don't think it is cold to tell someone they can not rush to their mother/father/son/daughter/grandparents/etc. side who was just rushed into the hospital to see them one last time before they die because you want a snack? yes that is a bit of an extreme, but it is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. People do not just fly for fun you know.

Outrageous behavior? So letting people know of your allergy is outrageous behavior? i would submit that someone choosing a snack over a fellow humans health is the outrageous behavior.
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Yeah driving to Hawaii is a great idea. How about to Europe or Asia. Let me know how that works out for you.

No one is saying anyone should be forced to do anything that want. But I find it incredibly selfish for someone to say they would rather make someone drive to their destination rather than ever fly because they need to eat a handful of peanuts.
The person with the allergy is the selfish one for not wearing a mask and being prepared. Peanut products are in so many snack items. It's not about "a handful of peanuts." It's about being responsible for yourself.
I don't "need to eat a handful of peanuts" on a flight. There may be peanut products in alot of food items on the plane. I am not going to adhere to this type of request. Everyone on the plane gasped when asked to do this. No wonder. Wear a mask, be prepared. Cover your face with a scarf or blanket, whatever you have to do. Maybe, they will bring a mask on next flight. The airline that threw the family off the plane for their childs bad behavior was a great thing. Finally... the parents were to blame and should not have made the rest of the passengers wait due to this kid who needed a spanking. If you can't control your child you should not be on a plane subjecting others to that nonsense and disturbance.
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I have said it before and I will say it again since you do not seem to be reading...Wearing a mask will not prevent most people who have nut allergies from having a reaction.

Also, most, if not all airlines have stopped using nuts in many of their flights for this very reason.
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Not cold??? So you don't think it is cold to tell someone they can not rush to their mother/father/son/daughter/grandparents/etc. side who was just rushed into the hospital to see them one last time before they die because you want a snack? yes that is a bit of an extreme, but it is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. People do not just fly for fun you know.

Outrageous behavior? So letting people know of your allergy is outrageous behavior? i would submit that someone choosing a snack over a fellow humans health is the outrageous behavior.
Why don't these people wear masks and be prepared? I have flown to plenty of funerals and I always bring my inhalers and my nebulizers. I am an adult. These people who expect others to adhere to their rules under those circumstances are ridiculous.
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