Don't eat peanuts on BA flights
Is there nothing you like more than rolling some nuts around your mouth when you're sat on a plane? Well, apparently, British Airways are asking passengers to stop doing that, if you're sat net to someone with a peanut allergy.
That's the plan it seems, making BA the first major airline to do such a thing.
This is according to the folks at Allergic Living, and it while you're still allowed to get your nuts out on one of British Airways' flights, it seems you're going to have to keep them concealed if you're next to someone who they might make ill.
A spokesman told the website: "We are updating our policy and, as an additional measure, our crew will also make an announcement on board to inform customers, and to ask those in the vicinity to refrain from eating nut products."
This will kick off on Thursday, February 18th.
BA already have a number of food allergy policies - they don't sell peanuts on their flights, or anything with peanuts in them, but they do serve food which might be made in a place that has peanuts in it (that's why, if you've got an allergy, you should definitely tell them before travelling). They also have seafood free options with their meals.
You can also opt for low-lactose specials, if dairy makes your arse go bubbly. If you're not into gluten, then again, you can request special meals from British Airways.
BA have said: "We do our best to accommodate the needs of all our customers, including those with food allergies. We do not serve peanuts as snacks, or include them in our meals and we do not sell peanuts on board our aircraft. We advise customers with peanut allergies to inform our cabin crew of their condition, and let them know if they are carrying emergency medication."
"We have now updated our policy and as an additional measure, our crew will also make an announcement on board to inform customers and to ask those in the vicinity to refrain from eating nut products. Customers can find more information on ba.com and are also able to contact British Airways’ passenger medical clearance unit for further individual advice."