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Nutty issue: Singapore Airlines stops serving peanuts

Singapore Airline On Monday Stopped Serving Peanuts On The Flights Following An Allergic Reaction Suffered By A Toddler And Near-fatal Cases On Other Carriers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 30 Apr 2018, 05:29:04 PM
Singapore Airlines (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Singapore Airline on Monday stopped serving peanuts on the flights following an allergic reaction suffered by a toddler and near-fatal cases on other carriers.

The Singapore carrier joined other airlines like Qantas, Air New Zealand and British Airways, who stopped serving peanuts as snacks to the customers.

The airline said in a statement it had stopped serving peanuts in all cabin classes in April, although other nuts -- including cashews, macadamias and almonds -- would still be given out in some classes.

It did not state a reason for the move.        

The carrier launched a review last year after three-year-old boy on board a flight from Singapore to Melbourne went into anaphylaxis – a life threatening allergic reaction, after other passengers opened a bag of peanuts.

The boy started vomiting, his eyes began to swell and he could not speak properly, according to boy’s father.

The allergy was later brought under control with medication, which his parents were carrying with them.

There have been various reports of other children suffering allergic reactions during flights with other airlines in recent times.

A 10-year-old boy suffered a fatal allergic reaction after consuming cashew on board an American Airlines flight from Aruba to New York.

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First Published : 30 Apr 2018, 05:28:32 PM

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