“I think if you are a parent of such children then you need to take better precautions and be in places where it is easier to ‘control’ the environment. I’m not blaming the parents, but this must have been an eye-opener for them.”
“I think Katy Patten should just accept that, until she is better able to manage her daughter’s condition, she should refrain from exposing the child to the inevitable risks which are bound to occur when travelling on public transport.”
“The world has gone crazy — so all the airline food is produced in a nut free environment? I think not. We were informed on a Monarch flight, that they would not be selling nuts due to one passenger’s nut allergy but nothing was said about not eating your own. It must be very scary to have a child that has such a severe allergy but it really is for them to adapt to the world, not the other way around.”
It’s that last quote that really struck me. Is it really for allergy sufferers to adapt to the world? Or don’t we, as decent human beings, owe it to them to go without a stupid bag of peanuts for a few hours? Is it really that hard? Are you going to die if you don’t get your peanuts? No. Could someone else die because you had to eat them? Yes.
I can’t even begin to understand a response like telling Fae’s parents to take better precautions. They carried an EpiPen, told the airline about the allergy, and the airline warned the passengers three times. Are the above commenters really suggesting someone with a severe allergy should never get on an airplane because some folks can’t deal without having access to peanuts for a few hours? Is that who we are as a society? Every man, woman, and child for themselves? I certainly hope not.
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