Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 18, 2017
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Airlines’ nutty allergy policies

After the CEOs of Air Canada and WestJet were sent more than 1000 letters last month asking them to improve their protections for allergic passengers, along with specific suggestions on how to do so, both companies promised to study the proposals. Allergic Living editor Gwen Smith (“Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin”), whose magazine led the campaign to pressure the airlines on their allergen policies, encouraged concerned travellers to continue writing to the airlines and asking flight crews to accommodate allergic passengers. Allergic Living’s chart comparing the policies of 11 airlines is at www.allergicliving.com/documents/airlines.asp .

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