Saturday, April 30, 2011
Recently, the the U.S. Department of Transportation put the wheels in motion to ban airlines from serving peanuts on planes. However, it soon discovered that the effort would not succeed in the near future. A 12 year old law stands in the way. According to CNN Travel:
"The Department is prohibited by law from restricting the serving of peanuts aboard aircraft unless a peer-reviewed study determines that serving of peanuts causes severe reactions among airline passengers. There has been no such peer-reviewed study, so we declined to take action at this time," it said in a statement.
As it stands, some airlines serve peanuts (for example, Delta and American), and some do not.