Eamonn Holmes, 57, and Ruth Langsford, 57 heard from furious passengers and travel experts who believed the savoury treats had no place around potentially allergic people.
Hearing first from viewers who had written in to ashore their experiences after the emotional appearance of former This Morning producer Amy Shead.
Amy was left brain damaged after suffering a severe anaphylactic shock when she was exposed to nuts in a restaurant.
Lauren Purcell told This Morning: “My partner has a severe nut allergy so on every plane journey we make them aware and they make an announcement. Last time, a girl the row behind us said out loud ‘there’s always one’.”
Laura Arnold shared her story and said: “Last year they basically gave everyone peanuts on the plane, even though they knew my daughter was allergic.
“Even she was offered some, despite a big sticker on her seat saying peanut allergy.”
Melania Owen revealed: “We informed an airline of our daughter’s nut allergy before a ten hour flight to Florida.
“They told us that they couldn’t provide her with a meal that was guaranteed nut-free – it makes travelling extremely stressful.”
Travel expert Simon Calder spoke to Eamonn and Ruth via video link and said: “I very much hope there will be a blanket ban of nuts on flights. Airline policies are shockingly varied.
“If airlines stopped serving nuts it would be a mild inconvenience for some, but for the 25,000 who suffer with allergies it would help them massively.”
Eamonn noted if airlines won’t do anything, society should “make it socially unacceptable” to eat nuts onboard a plane.
Simon agreed and said: “Well yes, for example until 30 years ago I was smoking away on flights and of course now that is not the done thing.”
This Morning also met Judith Levitan and her son Daniel, who were refused boarding on a flight to Florida due to Daniel’s nut allergy.
Judith explained: “We were turned away from a plane in Florida, an American Airlines flight, because of the Daniel’s nut allergy. We flew out with them but were not allowed to fly home.
“We were told when we rang the airline three weeks before our holiday to approach the gate, tell the air hostess we were epipen carriers and ask her to make an announcement on the flight. She refused.
“The pilot got off and asked what was going on, the air hostess told him Daniel was a danger to other passengers and she wanted to have our bags taken off the plane. She was successful and it took us a further two days to get home.”
This Morning asked American Airlines for comment on the incident and they said they “were following federal law”. This Morning also approached Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair, Singapore Airlines, Norwegian, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Thomas Cook, Jet2.com, EastJet, Monarch, British Airways and Thomson for comment or to appear on the sofa and none opted to appear.
Source : EXPRESS