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Flying with a peanut allergy

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Okaythen2 Sat 04-May-19 17:49:22

Hi, due to fly soon with dd who has a peanut allergy. Any advice regarding this?

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Soberfutures Sat 04-May-19 17:50:48

Who are you flying with? I know jet2 let everyone on board the plane know they won't sell nuts or allow any to be eaten if someone has an allergy. This happened for my nieces friend

Okaythen2 Sat 04-May-19 18:25:07

Flying with BA

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stucknoue Sat 04-May-19 18:27:27

Tell them ASAP, at least 72 hours before you fly and they don't serve nuts and warn passengers, though they can't check if people brought their own food onboard (short haul this is more of a problem)

EL8888 Sat 04-May-19 18:28:26

How allergic is he? I’ve got peanut allergy and have never informed an airline before

LittleCandle Sat 04-May-19 18:29:06

Alert BA. They will prevent nuts being on your flight. Also make sure that they don't demand your epi-pen. I had a flight attendant try that once. You will also have to alert security, so allow extra time for that, as I assume you are carrying an epi-pen and it is considered a possible weapon.

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Sat 04-May-19 18:29:11

Like Soberfutures said I've flown on an airline (not Jet2 but can't remember which) where they announced at the beginning of the flight that they won't be selling any nut products and requested that passengers refrain from eating any of their own food with nuts due to a passenger on board having an allergy.

Maybe phone BA and ask if you need to let them know in advance and how .

NoBaggyPants Sat 04-May-19 18:36:49

All the information you need is here:

www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/travel-assistance/medical-conditions-and-pregnancy

Windygate Sat 04-May-19 18:50:04

I have a nut allergy and I fly fairly frequently. Inform BA at least 72 hours before flying. If your DC has an epipen or similar pack it/them in a clear plastic bag in your hand luggage (pack other liquids separately as normal) when you go through security just put the epipen in the tray alongside your iPad etc. The security staff are very experienced and know exactly what they are.
I have noticed that most airlines have stopped serving nuts on board. Oh I take my own snacks on board just to be mega sure.

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