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Passengers on American Airlines with peanut related allergies will now be allowed on first for boarding to wipe down their seats to prevent allergy related reactions. This change will occur on December 12th.

a person holding a bag of peanuts

After several incidents related to peanut allergies have occurred, major airlines are beginning to make accomodations, or completely ban peanuts. Southwest has stopped completely serving peanuts, while Delta has a similar policy where people may have extra time to wipe down their seat.

There are still horrific stories of people with peanut allergies on planes posted every day, with some resulting in near death experiences.

While peanut allergies can be difficult to accomodate, I believe the airline can do a better job of catering to this audience. While having extra time to wipe down your seat is nice, it seems like a small temporary solution to a bigger problem.

It is estimated there are around 15 million Americans that have some level of peanut allergy. There are even blogs entirely dedicated to those traveling with these types of allergies.

To make travel even more accessible to everyone, there needs to be a better effort among the airlines with these types of situations.

Do you have a penaut allergy? Have you had good or bad experiences flying when it comes to allergies?

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