American Airlines announced that it will allow early boarding for people with nut allergies so they can wipe down their seats to avoid allergens.
The airline announced its new policy, which will go into effect Dec. 12, in a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Transportation Department. The change comes in response to complaints that Food Allergy Research & Education and the mother of a highly allergic boy filed against American Airlines in 2017.
“Customers with nut allergies who would like to board flights early to wipe down surfaces may ask to do so at the gate,” an airline representative told Bloomberg. (Read more from “American Airlines to Allow yet Another Group to Board Planes Early… People Allergic to Nuts” HERE)