Airline Updates

 

Meeting with Airlines for America

A4A MeetingOn Tuesday January 28th, 2014, I had the opportunity to present our stories and our film “More Than An Inconvenience” to about 30 airline representatives. They listened and seemed interested in what we had to say, and I’m hopeful that at some point soon, we’ll see some additional clarity in airline policies. I think executives want to do the right thing, they’re just trying to figure out what that is.

I also want to thank The Redding Firm, the American Peanut Council, and the Flight Attendant’s Association for taking the time to meet with me as well. We had some great discussions about their need to be part of the solution.


 

U.S. Department of Transportation

LahoodIn the Fall of 2012, Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood sent a letter to the airlines encouraging them to release more information about their nut policies to the public. As a result, many of them have updated their nut policies and tried to clarify certain issues. The DOT has created a page on its website where you can find some of those policies.

http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/nuts-airlines-policies

Remember, if you’ve had an allergic reaction on board a flight, or you’ve had a bad experience, you can file a complaint on the DOT’s website.

http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/air-travel-complaint-comment-form


 

Sign the Petition

petitionSign the petition below which requests the creation of buffer zones for nut allergic passengers.

Petition for Nut Allergic Passengers