Consider bringing your own food to reduce your risk. If you do, before you leave, check what food you can take into your destination country any stop over countries. Dried or packet foods are easiest to manage on flights.
Most airlines have no food restriction policies. Some food allergens can be reduced, but remember, other passengers bring their own foods on the flight too.
- Think about the time of day you are travelling. If you are allergic to milk and egg, travelling after breakfast may be a little safer.
- Ask for help from your fellow passengers. You need their cooperation, so work together to ensure a safe journey. Let those around you know that you or your child has a peanut or egg allergy, and to not offer them food.
- Try to position a child with food allergies away from other passengers or areas where food and drink will be passed over them, eg, in a window seat or between you and a non-allergic sibling/partner.
- On boarding, speak to the senior cabin crew member to alert them to the food-allergic passenger.