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What Happened To The Peanuts?  
User currently offlineSoylentgreen From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 247 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

Where are the peanuts? It seems all US based airlines serve pretzels now instead of the traditional peanuts. Is it because of peanut allergies, cost (pretzels are cheaper), or what?

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User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

AA still serves an assortment of hot nuts in First and Business Class. But, hey, I guess peanuts are not nuts, are they?  scratchchin 


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Delta gives you a choice of peanuts (sometimes roasted, but I usually get salted), animal crackers, sun chips, granola bars, and crackers in both cabins.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

So it has come to this. Someone is actually asking about having peanuts or pretzels on US airlines. What ever happened to those days when 30 minutes after take-off the F/As would bring you your drinks and your choice of steak or chicken and you would relax while you ate your steak and salad while enjoying a good movie. I miss those days. Now it's either peanuts or chex mix and a cup of coke on cross-country flights, but wait, we now get those special 5 inch screens in-front of us that are more anoying than good. Going back to your question besides WN, I don't know other airines that serve peanuts.

User currently offlineASMD80 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
Going back to your question besides WN, I don't know other airines that serve peanuts.

Occasionaly, AS does. But now, most of the time "ranch" party mix or pretzels are served.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13193 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

There are sufficent numbers of people whom have severe reactions to peanuts, their dust or oil that even a couple of rows away they can be affected. Not a good idea to have someone die or have a severe reaction on an a/c due to peanuts, especially to your 'customer service', bottom line or your insurance. As this isn't an obious disability, it saves a lot of time and trouble not to serve any nuts on board.

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

It's easy: pretzels cost less than peanuts. Look at most airlines' financials and you do the math. Kind of like when AA found out that if they removed one olive from a salad they'd save some ungodly amount of money.

NTS



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

Southwest still serves peanuts.

User currently offlineLuvfa From United States of America, joined May 2005, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

If someone has a peanut dust allergy they can let Res know and we won't serve any peanuts. We'll serve pretzels on flights under 90min. and a snack w/o nuts on flights over 90 min.

User currently offline4holer26 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 65 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

What happened to the gold wings we got as kids?


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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Quoting 4holer26 (Reply 9):
What happened to the gold wings we got as kids?

Yeah, and I still have my Northwest 757-200 trading card signed by the captain. Those were the good old days.
-N243NW Big grin



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User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 5):
There are sufficent numbers of people whom have severe reactions to peanuts, their dust or oil that even a couple of rows away they can be affected. Not a good idea to have someone die or have a severe reaction on an a/c due to peanuts, especially to your 'customer service', bottom line or your insurance. As this isn't an obious disability, it saves a lot of time and trouble not to serve any nuts on board.

Well, that sure doesn't stop Coex, or DL, or other airlines I fly on. In fact, when offered a choice between peanuts and pretzels, I always take peanuts. I like them better!



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User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

I've heard stories that a man who was eating peanuts had a heart attack, or something of the sort. A nearby passenger began CPR, and low-and-behold saves the dying passenger. Though, the rescuer was allergic to peanuts and later dies. Sounds like a bunch of BS to me but I found it amusing and it does provide an explanation none-the-less. Silly

Mike


User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

My mom said a couple of weeks ago they randomly got peanuts to serve instead of pretzels or snack mix for the first time in recent memory and the passengers couldn't get enough. People wanted 3 or 4 bags each. She had to ration them out to ensure everybody got at least one bag. She said she hadn't seen such a happy bunch of passengers in ages. Apparently you're not the only one who misses peanuts, Soylentgreen...

United also serves ramekins of hot nuts in first and business classes, but I don't believe there are peanuts in them--mostly cashews, pecans, almonds, and pine nuts, but I could be mistaken.



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4355 times:



User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

We do not serve Peanuts at all. On morning flights we serve a breakfast bakery item, for midday flights we do a light snack and Chocolate Chip Cookies that we bake onboard. And then after about 6pm we serve a dessert item.


Sean from MCO and MKE



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User currently offlineUALdispatch From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

UA serves Hot Nuts in 1st class as well. At least it did as of last month when I flew last


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17171 posts, RR: 66
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 1):
AA still serves an assortment of hot nuts in First and Business Class. But, hey, I guess peanuts are not nuts, are they?

No peanuts in those nuts. And as you say peanuts aren't nuts. They're peas.


As has been said, peanuts (unlike nuts) can give severe allergic reactions (even death) from exposure to dust. Nuts need to actually be ingested. So it's probably safer to skip the peanuts. Besides they're rather unhealthy  Wink



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

One WN flight I was on, the F/A served us the usual peanuts and then later served us w/a bag of pretzels.

On most WN flights I've been on (all my WN flights were short-haul) the F/As would usually serve peanuts unless requested otherwise; pretzels being the usual substitute.

TZ (& C8 when it existed) served a bag of honey roasted peanuts on their flights.

Most other carriers, I've been on recently (CO, DL, FL, F9, NW, US, XJ, Pinnacle), the closest thing to nuts/peanuts they would serve usually would be in the form of either a candy bar or a granola bar.



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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

I always get one bag of Cape Cod potato chips and one bag of pretzels on my US Airways flights.

One thing I like on Delta over US is the Swiss cheese crackers. Those are yummy.


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3221 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
What ever happened to those days when 30 minutes after take-off the F/As would bring you your drinks and your choice of steak or chicken and you would relax while you ate your steak and salad while enjoying a good movie. I miss those days.

I miss them too. But when you pay $99 to fly LAX-JFK, you should expect to give up perks!



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User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 15):
We do not serve Peanuts at all

Who would "We" be?



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User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

You know, on my recent flight from SLC to IAD on Delta, they mentioned all the options, including peanuts and then when they were handing them out, they said they were informed they COULDN'T give the peanuts out. I never got around to asking why. I didn't want them anyway, but I was certainly curious why they COULDN'T give them out.

Thoughts? Anyone know why they would do that?

KhenleyDIA



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User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 5):
There are sufficent numbers of people whom have severe reactions to peanuts, their dust or oil that even a couple of rows away they can be affected. Not a good idea to have someone die or have a severe reaction on an a/c due to peanuts, especially to your 'customer service', bottom line or your insurance. As this isn't an obious disability, it saves a lot of time and trouble not to serve any nuts on board.

So what happens if I buy my peanuts before the flight and eat them on the plane?

How come people have suddenly become hyperallergic to nuts? My mum has eaten them all her life and now finds she has an allergy.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17171 posts, RR: 66
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 23):

So what happens if I buy my peanuts before the flight and eat them on the plane?

One bag, probably not a problem for most people. 100 bags=bad Feng Shui.

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 23):
How come people have suddenly become hyperallergic to nuts? My mum has eaten them all her life and now finds she has an allergy.

Allergies can and do come and go in life.



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25 SkyHigh777 : I LOVE peanuts!!!!!!!!!!! Delicious....out with pretzels!
26 AKelley728 : There probably was a passenger on the plane that had peanut allergies. As Luvfa said: Most US airlines do this. I do appreciate this policy, because
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