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Perhaps i am missing something here – If airlines are selling the seats for full price and people don’t show up for the flight, doesn’t the airline still pocket that money? And with the hubbub about the extra weight of luggage, wouldn’t having a few empty seats DECREASE the cost of the flight by increasing fuel efficiency?
Like I said, I may be missing a key detail, but it really does seem like the airlines are gambling that people won’t show up and they can get paid twice for the same seat.
If the airlines are refunding people based on them missing flights, perhaps stopping THAT practice and disallowing overbooking would solve the problem?? If someone is really worried about missing their flight and being compensated, they can buy trip insurance. The rest of us won’t have to worry about getting bumped. Win/win? I think so
I agree – I wouldn’t mind giving up peanuts on a flight at all. HOWEVER, expecting that i will remember not to have any contact with peanuts prior to boarding is just not reasonable. I agree with the poster above who stated they don’t know why airlines haven’t gotten rid of peanut bags already. Honestly, however much allergy sufferers would like a peanut free world, in practicality (and i think most understand/agree with me) it isn’t possible in the foreseeable future to prevent contamination.
As good intentioned as even the most diligent people can try to be, there WILL be mistakes, even with a super strict ban. Placing a full ban will most likely cause more trouble than do any good. Stop serving bags of peanuts than can be airborne. Request passengers… more »
* I meant, stop serving bags that can cause airborne particles. Sorry, formatting and proofing seem to be a bit off in Google Chrome.
No where in the (very well done) summary did i see the mention of the touch allergy concern that was mentioned by both sides of the debate. Seems like it should be included under enforceability (mentions of peanut residue on hands from prior consumption). This is seems like a very important, if not harped upon, consideration.
Overall, this summary seems to really cover the debate.
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Thank you so much for your helpful input. We will note it for inclusion in the final summary that is submitted to the agency.