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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Peanuts or pretzels? Passengers on Southwest Airlines will no longer have to decide after the carrier announced that it plans to stop serving peanuts to protect people who are allergic to them.
"Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest's history and DNA," the company said in an emailed statement. "However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we've made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights beginning August 1st."
The snacks have long been part of Southwest's marketing campaigns. The Dallas-based airline called its prices "peanut fares," and it once published a corporate blog called "Nuts About Southwest." A 1995 book about the company bears the title Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success.
Southwest says it served 106 million peanuts last year.
"We'll miss the peanuts, but, at the end of the day, it's our Southwest Employees and the Hospitality they deliver that set us apart, far more than peanuts ever could," the airline said.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act lists peanuts as one of the eight most allergenic foods, which together account for 90 percent of all food allergies.



https://www.npr.org/2018/07/10/62768175 ... ng-peanuts

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:18 pm 
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And... Delta added peanuts back to their offerings after a month trial of switching almonds. Fingers crossed this change with Southwest is here for good.

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