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Aw Nuts! CTA Refines the Buffer Zone

Nut allergy

As outlined in a previous post, the CTA has determined that a nut allergy can be a disability which must be accommodated by air carriers.  The previous rulings required carriers to set up buffer zones when provided with at least 48 hours notice of an allergy by a passenger and that only peanut free and nut free foods could be served to all passengers in the buffer zones.

Recently, the CTA ruled on the issue of whether Air Canada faced an “undue hardship” after Air Canada informed the CTA that it would not be able to comply with the previous ruling requiring that all foods served in the buffer zones be nut free. Air Canada advised that it utilizes numerous …

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