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Old 06-05-2008, 11:06 AM   #121
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...A little boy almost died on an AA flight! The attendants passed out peanuts on the flight and the boy smelled them. He almost died. According to his mom, if he even SMELLS peanuts or peanut butter, he'll develop an allergic reaction.

Are you suggesting that's the airline's fault?
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:08 AM   #122
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well, let me tell you about the last time that i flied.

i couldn't believe it. the flight was delayed, the security kept waving things at me and looking in my bags and shoes, i had a cramped seat, there were no overhead bins left, the flight was bumpy, the food was lousy and full of allergy inducing ingredients, the flight attendants were rude, AND they kept hitting into my shoulder ever time they walked by.

but the worst part was that i didn't get any peanuts.

NO PEANUTS!!!!

i am entitled to my peanuts.

so on my next vacation, we'll be driving.

delayed in traffic, my wife waving the directions in my face and complaining about her shoes, in a cramped car seat, with far too much luggage packed all around, on bumpy roads, sucking in car fumes and roadside weed pollens, with rude toll takers and gas station attendants, with my son kicking the back of my seat every once in a while.

but al least i'll bring peanuts.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:24 AM   #123
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A little boy almost died on an AA flight! The attendants passed out peanuts on the flight and the boy smelled them. He almost died. According to his mom, if he even SMELLS peanuts or peanut butter, he'll develop an allergic reaction.
Not even remotely close to the article I read...
LI woman sues over in-flight peanuts -- Newsday.com

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"For the entire flight . . . plaintiff remained fearful, tense and anxious as she watched over her son's every breath and body twitch, concerned that at any moment her son could have an anaphylactic reaction while imprisoned 35,000 feet into the air," read the lawsuit filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The lawsuit claims Ryahn's civil rights were violated and that the airline inflicted severe emotional distress on his mother. It cites the Air Carrier Access Act which protects disabled passengers.
He was fine. She was freaked out and now feels the airlines owe her millions of dollars.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:32 AM   #124
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This thread could be about the fiber optics industry, the hosiery industry, the furniture industry, etc., etc. It's called a recession. It's not really even "news", it's simply facts.

Corey, the peanut issue is a parental issue, not an airline issue. This could have been prevented!!!

EDITED TO SAY: Yes, thanks for the link.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:33 AM   #125
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Not even remotely close to the article I read...
LI woman sues over in-flight peanuts -- Newsday.com

He was fine. She was freaked out and now feels the airlines owe her millions of dollars.

Thanks for the real story, Ronjohn. Apparantly, things can get twisted in the retelling.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #126
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Man......I really gotta stop reading this thread.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:29 PM   #127
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Are you suggesting that's the airline's fault?


Tough to say, but I'm not laying fault on AA, the child or the mom.

I DID read once that because of alergies and the possibility that a passenger COULD get sick and dies from such an illness, that peanuts were to be banned from all flights.

This goes back about several years.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:36 PM   #128
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Man......I really gotta stop reading this thread.
Yea... one of the reasons I have refrained from posting on this till now. I think it is best to keep my opinioins on this to myself.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:43 PM   #129
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Tough to say
Why is it tough to say? It seems completely cut and dry to me. The airline has a posted policy that says there may be peanut products on the plane? How could anyone then claim it is the airlines fault???
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:27 PM   #130
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Because it is not known for sure how this rule is or works.

I only know that most airlines or at least some of them had switched over to pretzels to avoid people getting sick and them or their families filing any lawasuits.

I also never knew that a person can get sick from just smelling peanuts. The boy didn't literally open a bag of peanuts and put his nose in the bag. His mom would not have let him do that. I think he just happened to catch wind of the smell as they were being eaten by the other passengers.
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