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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UNREAL. I wonder where all these fragile people who were allergic to peanuts came from? They certainly werent around when I was in school. In fact, I never heard of peanut allergy before, say, 1994.
“It’s FUN to be a public victim!”
(And those who are truly allergic should bring a few bags of pretzels, and offer them to their neighbor when asking that the neighbor not eat peanuts.)
I prefer protein-rich peanuts to carb-laden pretzels, because they actually quell hunger pangs.
If I sat next to you on a plane and you could not deal with my cologne (and told me so) I would happily go to the rest room and wash off as much as I could and change my shirt.
> I prefer protein-rich peanuts to carb-laden pretzels, because they actually quell hunger pangs.
I’m with you on that. We get these *great* peanuts from (errr..) China: 150 grams resealable tin for NZ$1.00. Just the right size for a decent snack of peanuts. Dry-roasted, no salt.
One or two tins for a Rugby game, more if I feel like it. Two tins for a long aeroplane flite (which in New Zealand is three hours max).
And the tins are perfect for keeping stuff in, like nails and wall anchors and small parts and usable junk in the shed, like all blokes do. And they stack...
Since switching to these peanuts from my usual snacks (was celery sticks), I have lost a ton of weight. Well, maybe not a ton, but an extra 30 lbs in two months is nothing to sneeze at! Go figure!
> The number of people with allergies is on the rise especially peanuts. Nobody knows quite why but you cant fake a peanut allergy..
I’ve read elsewhere on this thread that your daughter has this allergy, true? Is it a form of anaphylaxis? Does it manifest itself when she injests peanut product, or is the scent sufficient to cause an episode?
Good day N3WBI3. I’ve been reading your comments, and it’s causing me to rethink. I’m still skeptical, but I also believe in courtesy, and if a parent thinks his daughter is going to be at risk because of something I am doing, I’d rather not do it, even if it isn’t actually dangerous (not saying it isn’t). It is just a bag of peanuts after all.
You've met one now.
My son has it, bad. Seems to be on the increase due to the massive use of peanut oil in manufactured foods, starting in the 1970s.
It can be very deadly. He was almost medivac'd out of Baghdad when he was served some meat cooked in peanut oil (but Army food is the subject of an entire thread on its own...!)
You don’t think someone might want the person next to them so not suffer on a flight? wow how sad...
That makes two! Suggest you read my second comment in this thread.
Unless you are incarcerated.
Or, and I loath to even bring it up: sex with Helen Thomas?
I’d rather have sex with a jar of peanut butter if those were the only two options, and abstinence wasn’t an option.
Excuse me while I hurl
Now you’re just being a drama queen. Which fits.
That’l teach to hurl rash assumptions. ;-/
Could it be the additives they add to the peanut butter I know as a kid our peanut butter we used to have to stir it to get the oil mixed again into the spread.Dont have that trouble today.
hey if you cant bring yourself to wash up if your cologne offended someone (or think its weird anyone else would) me being a ‘drama queen; is far from the worst personality trait this thread has seen..
I am older, and asked a retired school district “special ed” honcho (who is an old friend) if he saw autism as a NEW affliction, as I had never seen autistic children in my public schools growing up. He told me the condition existed then, but the children were not main-streamed. THAT factoid could be true for many conditions we hear about today. I myself have chemical allergies, and you would not believe the lengths to which I go to avoid chemicals, from household cleaners to perfumes/colognes.
I think its tied in with the 500 million jobs we loose each month if we don’t pass porkulus. Pelosi’s estimates.
Exactly! And as for me (who must work and have an allergy to whatever the heck is in fragrances), I have 2 co-workers who laugh at me when I tell them their cologne is what is causing my coughing, raspy voice, stuft up head and headache. They seem like nice people, smart people, but they won’t change. So, I hide in my room and shut the door, and turn on the air purifier, and still go home sick.
Don't expose miners to them (why would you eat peanuts in a mine, anyway?), and nothing will be severed...
(not an answer to your question but...) I used to work with a man who was deathly allergic to NUTS but could eat peanuts, because (he said) that peanuts are PEAS not nuts. Anyone know?
I like that idea.
“The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies”
I am allergic people with huge butts, but I don’t recall any attempt by the airlines to ban them from sitting next to me.
Im sorry to hear about that its amazing how some people can take pride in the fact they act like total tool regarding other peoples health...
They are not saying ‘I should have a right to do X’ they are saying ‘Even though X makes you ill I have a right to do it so I will be sure to do it in your face’...
Its really not all that dissimilar in effect than militant gays.