Airline policies for nut allergies
As mentioned, different airlines have different approaches to nut allergies. Use this information as a guide, as it is correct at time of writing but may be changed by the airline. We always recommend contacting the airline directly to see their guidelines and policy.
British Airways Nut Policy
British Airways meals do not contain peanuts, but may be produced in a facility which does handle peanuts. Therefore they are unable to provide a completely nut-free meal. Tree nuts (walnuts and cashews) may be offered as part of the in-flight menu. Sale of nuts as snacks can be suspended on request, as well as making an announcement to other passengers.
Emirates Nut Policy
Emirates serve nuts on all flights, as either a snack or in a meal. Emirates recommend passengers with nut allergies to bring their own food. They will not restrict other passengers consuming nuts on their flights.
EasyJet Nut Policy
EasyJet are unable to guarantee nut-free environment. Nuts are served onboard but can be suspended if cabin crew notified when boarding.
Cannot guarantee nut-free environment due to what other passengers may bring on board. Bring medication on plane with you. Removed peanuts as bar snack, minimising use of peanuts in inflight meals. A special meal can be requested that does not include nuts in the preparation of the meal.
Cannot guarantee nut-free flight. Passengers with severe allergy must complete a medical information form at least 48 hours before departure. Passengers can bring their own allergen-free meal.
Lufthansa does not serve peanuts on its flights. In-flight meals cannot be guaranteed they are nut-free, and the environment cannot be guaranteed as allergen-free.
Passengers with nut allergy can inform cabin crew when boarding and an announcement will be made to other passengers. In this case, no products containing nuts will be sold onboard. Peanut/Nut-free flight cannot be guaranteed.
Peanuts are not knowingly included in the in-flight meals, but meals are not produced in nut-free environment so cannot guarantee allergen free meal or environment. Passengers should bring their own food and snacks onboard. Nuts may be served to other passengers.
Passengers with nut allergies can board the plane early. Peanuts are not served during the flight, but other nut products and food with traces of nuts may be served. Buffer Zones cannot be provided. No guarantee of nut-free flight.
Delta Nut Policy
When notified that a passenger has a peanut allergy, Delta will refrain from serving peanuts and peanut products onboard, with a non-peanut snack alternative being served to all passengers. Delta also allow passengers to pre-board and clean their seating area before everyone else boards, then notifying the gate agent of their allergy. A nut-free environment cannot be guaranteed.
Air France Nut Policy
Air France offer an allergen-free meal for their flights when ordering in advance.
JetBlue Nut Policy
JetBlue do no serve peanuts on their flights, however tree nuts may be served. Inform cabin staff of your allergy and they will create a buffer zone around the passenger with the allergy. JetBlue flights cannot be guaranteed as nut-free.
Southwest Nut Policy
Southwest have stopped serving peanuts onboard flights. Alternative snacks may be produced in facilities where peanuts are handled, so a nut-free flight cannot be guaranteed.