FFF: Allergy Friendly Airlines

Sometimes it is hard to understand how scary having an allergy can be unless you have one! In the United States, an estimated 50 million people suffer from allergies. This can make people allergic to things like peanuts and tree nuts especially leery of flying, but good news – airlines are becoming more allergy sensitive, and some even have the certification to prove it!

Swiss Air Lines is the world’s first certified allergy-friendly airline. SWISS is committed to keeping their flights as allergy-free as possible. The air conditioning on their flights filters out pollen from outdoors and animal hair from pets on board. They also check to see there no air freshening materials with the potential to aggravate the respiratory tract are released onboard.

That’s not all, their lavatories are equipped with hypoallergenic soap for sensitive skin. If you have a food allergy you can book a special meal that suits your needs before you fly! Also, their galleys are stocked with various lactose-free and gluten-free products. It doesn’t get any better than that, allergy folks!


Many airlines have allergy policies that do not allow peanuts in any of their meals. You can also request to sit in an allergy-friendly zone or request not to be served certain foods.

Check out different airlines allergy policies at http://allergicliving.com/2010/08/30/comparing-airlines/. You can also see more about Swiss Air Lines at https://www.swiss.com/za/en/various/allergy-friendly-airline.

Happy (and allergy-free) travels!

– The Terminal

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