Skip to comments.Peanuts on Northwest Airlines prompt protests.. War on Peanuts!
Posted on 02/16/2009 10:33:29 AM PST by TaraP
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.. The change comes four months after Northwest merged with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and in the midst of a national salmonella outbreak involving Peanut Corporation of America. Georgia, where the company has a plant, is the top peanut-producing state in the country. Northwest began handing out the goobers as snacks on February 1, as Delta has been doing for years. In Minneapolis, where Northwest is based, news of the change has resulted in a flood of responses on the Web site of the Star Tribune, a local newspaper. "This is a very disappointing development," wrote one man who responded to the story. "My wife's allergy is so severe that if someone is sitting next to her and eating peanuts, the odor is enough to trigger an allergic reaction." "Northwest is really out of touch with its customers and the reality of allergies to peanuts," wrote another reader. "What's wrong with pretzels?"
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To those that are allergic to peanuts...don’t eat them.
Now that we’ve covered this clearly...shut the hell up.
Thanks in advance,
I prefer smoked almonds.
I’ve had people tell me they will DIE if they have the dust from someone who just ate peanuts, sit next to them.
Is it really that deadly? I mean I know allergies can cause shock and make you die, but seriously, that little bit?
“My wife’s allergy is so severe that if someone is sitting next to her and eating peanuts, the odor is enough to trigger an allergic reaction.”
I love peanuts. Am I supposed to stop eating them in public because some hypersensitive creature is allergic to the odor?!?
Speaking of which...
What about the person who took a bath in Midnight Velvet toilet water?
Cologne can trigger allergies as well...
Will the madness ever stop???
> “My wife’s allergy is so severe that if someone is sitting next to her and eating peanuts, the odor is enough to trigger an allergic reaction.” “Northwest is really out of touch with its customers and the reality of allergies to peanuts,”
I’m allergic to this man’s stupidity.
Well dude if your wife is that allergic she shouldn’t be flying commercial, since people often bring their own snacks. You want that stopped too?
Thank you. My thoughts exactly.
UNREAL. I wonder where all these fragile people who were allergic to peanuts came from? They certainly weren’t around when I was in school. In fact, I never heard of peanut allergy before, say, 1994.
“What’s wrong with pretzels?”
Pretzels cause plaque buildup and provide nothing but empty calories. Peanuts, on the other hand, will do away with loathsome little hothouse flowers that can’t stand the sun or eat bacon.
Congress and their three “republicans” need to pass a law...
We are 3.5% of the population whereas you peanut allergy folks are far less than 1.0%.
So, if the airlines are going to ban OUR FOOD they must necessarily ban wheat and wheat byproducts.
(NOTE: Peanuts are a good source of protein and carbohydrates for Celiac victims.)
We worked at a prison and we used to provide the wards bags of peanuts during special movie nights as incentives, circa 1974. We had the warehouse deliver a case of peanuts to his office when we got back. We kept our jobs and actually got along with the guy. Seeing someone in shock like that is serious and I wouldn't want it to happen to anyone.
They used to die early.
I’m visting the USA, and notice many bulletins, and on food preparations, SAYS THIS WAS PREPARED IN KITCHENS WHERE THERE ARE NO NUTS. In all honesty, do they think they know WHY all of these peanut allergies all of a sudden are showing up..It does seem to be common, what gives?