Peanut-allergy friendly travel options from Boston to Detroit?
December 4, 2011 9:15 PM Subscribe
I need to travel from Boston, MA to Detroit, MI to visit my family this Christmas break. I'm faced with three options - fly, bus, or drive. I have a severe peanut allergy, so I'm trying to choose the safest option for me (with a preference for shorter travel times). In particular, how safe might Greyhound bus and United Airlines be for the peanut-allergic? Fellow allergics, would wearing a surgical mask help? Personal stories welcome.
posted by Earl the Polliwog to travel & transportation (29 answers total)
My allergy is severe, but merely a whiff won't send me into shock. Prolonged exposure will make me feel ill at the very least, and this is not something I want to happen in an enclosed space. I will of course have my epi-pen, but that's a last resort.
Delta, which seems to offer the most flights from BOS to DTW, serves peanuts and is therefore not an option. United seems like the only one which is remotely allergy-friendly, of the ones that service this trip (Delta, United, American Airlines, US Airways). Amtrak is slow and very pricey. If anyone has information to the contrary, or any options I have not considered I would also love to hear it.