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DURST: Peanut-Free Flights

Durst writes: "Some people have been calling the airlines demanding the elimination of peanuts because of their allergies. Now the airline companies, which are so sensitive to the threat of lawsuits they can smell a lawyer's fingerprints on a press release, have said they can't guarantee peanut-free flights. They counsel people to take early flights when nobody serves anything, or switch to another carrier like American, which is pretzel territory."
 
 
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You know, the next time I think I've heard it all, I'm going to have to remember to beat my head against a wall until one or the other starts denting. All right, so here's the new deal that is going to make you break out in hives the size of ocean liners. First the airlines take my cigarettes away and now they want my peanuts as well. Some people have been calling the airlines demanding the elimination of peanuts because of their allergies. Now the airline companies, which are so sensitive to the threat of lawsuits they can smell a lawyer's fingerprints on a press release, have said they can't guarantee peanut-free flights. They counsel people to take early flights when nobody serves anything, or switch to another carrier like American which is pretzel territory. Yeah, I got some counsel for these folks as well. Walk. Or take a bus. Drive. Did you ever hear of AMTRAK? You know somebody's going to allergic to the foam in the seats and we'll be forced to sit on wooden pews. Or how bout all those of us whose religion objects to rivets and have an intense fear of metal alloys. Don't we have a right to representation? Hey man, don't ignore my needs.