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Author:  _Susan_ [ Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:12 am ]
Post subject:  WestJet's Allergy Policy For Allergic Travellers

Canada's major airlines, WestJet and Air Canada, have both recently released information regarding their allergy policy for allergic travellers.

WestJet
Yesterday, WestJet and King Pharmaceuticals Canada made a joint announcement stating that they have embarked on a new initiative. In early 2011, WestJet will carry EpiPens on board its aircrafts as part of their first aid kit.

Anaphylaxis Canada, together with other members of the allergy community, was pleased to provide input to WestJet as a key community stakeholder, regarding the development of their allergy policy earlier this year.

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to thank WestJet and King Pharmaceuticals Canada for taking on this important initiative and helping to better protect allergic passengers.

Click here for the full press release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/arch ... c2077.html

To review WestJet's full allergy policy please click here: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travel/ ... gies.shtml

Author:  walooet [ Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WestJet's Allergy Policy For Allergic Travellers

Sounds great but I wonder how they will maintain the temperature for the epis. Airplanes have so much change in temperatures. I don't know of other items onboard that must be within a certain temperature range.

Author:  AnnaMarie [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:17 pm ]
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I think WestJet sounds a lot better then AirCanada. But, looking at their animal policy...Working animals in the front seats, pets in the back seats. I'd prefer they put them all in the front, then sit my son at the back. But, only two pets per flight sounds better then as many as people want.

Author:  alberta advocate [ Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:33 pm ]
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http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeer ... 41149.html December 07, 2010
Quote:
The Calgary-based airline says it expects that by early 2011 its entire fleet will be equipped with redesigned versions of the devices, recently released by King Pharmaceuticals Canada, and hopes the initiative “will offer peace of mind” for passengers at risk of anaphylaxis.


Michele

Author:  _Susan_ [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: WestJet's Allergy Policy For Allergic Travellers

Will they have a plan for ensuring the medication does not get too warm or two cold? I imagine planes are not heated while not in use.

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:57 pm ]
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HOORAY ... WestJet's new policy is officially posted on its site.

http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travel/ ... gies.shtml

Even with the p.a. announcement wording for the crew.

This is one happy banana: :banana :banana :banana

Author:  BC2007 [ Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WestJet's Allergy Policy For Allergic Travellers

THANK YOU WEST JET! :thanksign

Author:  walooet [ Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WestJet's Allergy Policy For Allergic Travellers

Just booked my business flight with them as well as a vacation --- first one without kids in 15 years! Unless AirCanada is way better for flight times, I will be flying WestJet!

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