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Posted: July 10, 2018

Southwest Airlines to stop serving peanuts on all flights 

Say Goodbye to Peanuts on all Southwest Airline Flights

By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts on all its flights starting Aug. 1.

Airline officials said this is a precautionary measure to help those who might have life-threatening nut allergies, KTVT reports.

Peanuts have long been a staple snack for Southwest Airlines. When the budget airline first emerged in 1971, Southwest didn’t serve in-flight meals, promoting itself as having “peanut fares.”

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This comes after members of a Texas family said the airline put their 9-year-old son in danger due to peanuts served on board a Southwest flight earlier this year.

The family had to administer the boy’s EpiPen after he had a severe reaction to peanuts being served on board the flight, Fox News reports.

While Southwest Airlines will no longer serve peanuts, airline officials said other free snacks -- like pretzels -- will still be offered.


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