British Airways Tackles Peanut Allergies With New In-Flight Announcement
According to Forbes magazine, British Airways is the first international airline to request that passengers do not eat food items containing peanuts if they are seated next to a passenger with a peanut allergy.
The policy is set to be enforced from this Thursday (18th February) and will be made known to passengers via a new in-flight announcement.
If you're travelling via British Airways with someone who has a nut allergy, you can make this known to airline staff who will ensure the relevant in-flight announcement is made.
This must have the potential to make a big difference to families of little ones with peanut allergies when it comes to travelling by plane, and I imagine that other airlines will follow suit.
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