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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:18 pm 
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In the first situation the passenger Rebecca Lanyon was accomodated on her departure flight with only a Dr's note but when it came time to return this document was not good enough and her trip was delayed while she obtained medical clearance from a local hospital.

In the case of nut allergies, Air Canada requires 48 hours notice to create a “Peanut-free zone” around a person's seat and may also ask for a medical certificate. But its policy when it comes to other life-threatening allergies is being called into question by travelers.
Lanyon is furious that Air Canada’s allergy policy only accommodates passengers with peanut allergies.

"[It’s] discrimination over an allergy. Why is a peanut allergy more important than a strawberry allergy?” she asked.

Andrea Soong alerted Air Canada to her cat allergy four months before her flight, yet when she went to board was told there were three cats on the plane. ... -1.1031894

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

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:04 pm 

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Air Canada's website says they will only do a buffer zone for peanuts, tree nuts and cats; and that is only a buffer zone, not the whole plane.

My teenager is travelling on Air Canada and we are having the allergist complete the Fitness for Travel form even though we are not asking for a buffer zone simply because we don't want them asking for the form the day of the flight - especially as she flies out on a Saturday.

AC's Fitness for Travel form: ... ts/fft.pdf

AC information on Special Needs: ... needs.html

me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental

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