US Airways Kills Peanuts

They still had peanuts? Well, no longer as you can now add US Airways to the list of airlines not serving bagged tributes to George Washington Carver. The airline claims it’s to stop peanut particles drifting from passenger’s gnashing maws and into the orifices of peanut allergy sufferers, a deadly disaster that also serves as the premise for last summer’s blockbuster, “Peanuts on a Plane.”

“Several other major airlines have already stopped serving peanuts after peanut allergy groups expressed their members’ fears of a dangerous in-flight reaction,” reports the AP.

But Edgar, speaking in the third-person, thinks otherwise. “MrConsumer thinks that pretzels are cheaper than peanuts and that may better explain the change,” he writes on his blog, Consumer World Blog by MrConsumer.

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  1. Crissy in Honolulu says:

    Isn’t Edgar actually referring to himself in third-person, not first?

  2. Nifle says:

    For the low price of a $1, Northwest Airlines allows you to purchase a bag of trailmix. The ingredients include peanuts so danger still lurks for all of those who forget their EPIpen. So, the airlines aren’t the ones liable for causing anaphalatic shock, blame it on 6B.

  3. Ben says:

    At least they don’t (yet) require you to bring your own jet fuel.

    Bet the pretzels have a warning that they come from a factory that handles peanuts, too.

  4. SecureLocation says:

    Jeez, I was just thinking on a USAir flight on Friday how nice it was to have real peanuts instead of thos weird soy-sesame dry turds.

  5. John Stracke says:

    Fine by me–I’d *much* rather get pretzels instead of peanuts.

  6. Paul D says:

    Honestly, does anyone ever actually eat airplane peanuts?

    Seriously?

  7. Ben Popken says:

    GGH writes:

    “A minor point about peanuts served on airplanes…I used to date a Flight Attendant…she told me they absolutely hated giving out the honey roasted nuts…on long flights especially…the nuts had a tendency to make people fart…badly…”

  8. Papercutninja says:

    Howabout…people who are allergic to peanuts take the damn bus instead of ruining it for 98% of the rest of society.

    farting is fun. Especially when it’s honey-induced.

  9. buck09 says:

    Yeah, same with the handicapped. I wonder how much is added onto our ticket prices for all those people they employ to push around all the cripples. They should all take a damn bus rather than making me pay for their inability to walk.

  10. thedarksyde says:

    Maybe the quanity is too much, but wouldn’t all the large corporate snack food giants want people to be eating thier addictive little goldfish and honey glazed crunchy whatevers. They should be giving these things to airlines for free, and begging them to pass them out and on the back or inside a coupon for 25 cents off thier next purchase of chim chim’s olive treats.