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Nutcase

A woman with a serious nut allergy complained that nuts were served on a QANTAS flight, when she had specifically requested that nuts not be served.

Yes, that’s right. She wanted the airline to completely change its catering policy because she has an allergy. quote.

An airline passenger with a deadly nut allergy claims she was forced to “hide in the toilet” because almonds were provided to passengers – despite demanding they not be served.

Laura Merry, a teacher from the UK, was travelling on a Qantas flight when the incident occurred. She says she fled to the bathroom for safety, from where she posted images of her terror.

“It is 2019 and @Qantas are unbelievably refusing to take allergies seriously,” she wrote.
“They served the whole flight almond slices even though I asked for no nuts to be served on board due to my serious allergy. So I had to suffer and wear this mask and hide in the toilet. #nutallergy”.

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Nobody has ever said that QANTAS do not take allergies seriously. Surely it is up to the allergy sufferer to manage her own condition, rather than try to force the airline to do it for her? quote.

“When I boarded on March 3, the cabin manager’s attitude toward my allergy was awful. She claimed she had no notes on my allergy and it was too late to make any requests. She refused to make an announcement to passengers about my allergy too,” she told The Sun. end quote.

She wanted the crew to make an announcement to all passengers about her allergy? Really? Why not make announcements about those who are vegetarian? Those who wear support socks? Those who have false teeth? What an attention seeking moron this woman really is. quote.

“She also informed me all 160 passengers would be served complimentary almond slices on my flight.”

Ms Merry asked Qantas staff if they could skip the passengers’ snack as they are “just complimentary” and “not an essential meal they had paid for”. end quote.

Of course. All passengers should be able to dictate the catering programme on the plane. That would make for an interesting flight, wouldn’t it? quote.

“During the rest of my Qantas flight they gave me this mask to wear as the solution instead of just simply not serving the nut snacks or simply just supplying a snack with no nuts in,” Ms Merry claims.

“This wouldn’t prevent an allergic reaction. I also sat in the toilet to escape everyone eating these snacks around me.”


But a spokesperson for Qantas told The Sun it’s not possible to cater to everyone’s requirements.
“As is the case with other forms of transport – like buses and trains – and other public places we can’t guarantee a completely nut free environment,” they said.

Newshub. end quote.


My thoughts exactly. What does she do if a person next to her on a bus opens up a packet of peanuts and starts eating them? She can dictate the culinary requirements of everyone that comes within 10 yards of her, can she? I don’t think so.

Don’t get me wrong. I have some sympathy for people with allergies, particularly if they are really life threatening. I am just unreasonable enough to expect those that suffer the allergies to manage the situation themselves, without inconveniencing everybody else.

If her allergy is really life threatening, I suggest she should not be on a plane at all, but safely tucked up in a hermetically sealed chamber somewhere. As it is, however, she is just another nutcase. A peanut case, that is.

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