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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:24 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:03 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Montreal, QC
WestJet is having a great sale and we're thinking of probably going to Toronto (1h15 flight) for Thanksgiving.

It's the first time I'm thinking of flying with my almost 2 year-old daughter. She's ana/allergic to dairy, eggs, wheat, barley, mustard, and we're avoiding nuts, peanuts, fish, etc...

She will be seated on our lap for the flight, but I was wondering what precautions, measures and questions I should ask the airline before booking my tickets...

Please let me know if I'm missing something important:

- Info. on bringing the Epipens on board.
- Info. on bringing safe food on board or in our luggage.
- What (if any) food will be served (if they say Cheetos, I'd be worried about flying cheese powder!). But how do I deal with the fact that I can't control EVERYONE's snack...
- Possibility of having a pre-boarding to "clean" our seats.

Anyone have recent experience about WestJet?

Thanks... I'm excited about going on a trip, but this is a little (ok... a lot) out of my comfort zone, but I know it's possible!

Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:17 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:49 pm
Posts: 28
Hi there

We flew WestJet in April from Hamilton to Florida, overall it wasn't bad.

When we boarded the plane I did ask for them to make an annoucement regardng my son's allergy, which they didn't end up doing as it's not part of their policy??? Thankfully the snacks were peanut / nut free on this flight.

I was told many years ago, to take a doctor's note outlining the allergies and that you require your own food and epi pens with you at all times. When we arrive at security, I show them the note from the doctor and have not any issues, with the snacks or the medication.

I hope that helps

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
I liked the fact that our WestJet airplane had leather seats which made cleaning a breeze. Bring lots of wetwipes.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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