easyJet bans nuts on all flights

Sale of nuts banned to protect passengers

easyJet bans the sale of nuts on its planeseasyJet announced earlier this week that it will stop the sale of nuts on its planes. The airline will also ban passengers from eating them if somebody on board has an allergy to them.
Nut policy among airlines differs. British Airways and Ryanair, ask passengers to refrain from eating peanuts if a fellow passenger has an allergy.
At present there are no rules governing the serving of nuts during flights. A proposed UK passenger charter, which could include rules for protecting allergy sufferers, is currently under consultation. The plans are part of the government’s Aviation 2050 strategy.
German carrier Lufthansa is among firms with a rule against serving peanuts on its planes. However, like most airlines, it says it cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.
Outlining the new policy, easyJet said “We recommend that passengers inform us of their allergy at the time of booking which enables us to pass this information onto the cabin crew operating the flight”.

3 thoughts on “easyJet bans nuts on all flights”

  1. Seems a bit rich to ban anyone from eating nuts even if nobody has bothered to inform the airline when booking that they have an allergy. Surely it would be easier to have this as a tick box question during the booking process than denying everyone nuts just incase someone might be allergic. And why don’t they carry epipens for such events?

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