Flying with Nut Allergies: the risks and new accommodations

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Nut allergies are serious, life-threatening medical conditions. People who have serious nut allergies have to anticipate exposure everywhere they go. Airplanes are places where they have to be particularly careful due to close quarters and the high volume of people who travel.

Airplane passenger with nut allergies now allowed to board early on American Airlines.

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Fortunately, American Airlines has taken an important step in accommodating passengers who have this condition by allowing them to board early. This gives them time to wipe down their seat and surrounding area. The company announced that the new policy will go into effect on Dec. 12 after flight-service manuals are updated.

It will be interesting to see which additional airlines are the first to follow suit.

Nut allergies can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and these passengers believe they should have the right to fly safely just like every other passenger on board.

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Travelers with Nut Allergies Could Benefit from a Travel Emergency Medical Plan

People who have nut allergies know all to well how scary it can be when you are exposed. If you are traveling outside of your daily routine, you might not be able to anticipate every possible potential situation where you could come in contact with nuts. Emergency trips to the hospital are a real possibility. For this reason, a travel medical emergency plan could be the perfect thing for your peace of mind.

For less than the cost of an airplane ticket, you and your whole family can be protected.

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