NEW YORK – A New York woman is suing American Airlines, saying it endangered her severely allergic 4-year-old son by serving peanuts on their flight.
Tehmina Haque says in the Manhattan State Supreme Court lawsuit that airline workers assured her several times that peanuts would not be served. But it says flight attendants did so anyway during the April 18 flight from New York to Los Angeles.
American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith declined to comment specifically on the lawsuit. But he says the company’s peanut policy is posted on its Web site.
The policy says the airline serves some foods that could contain peanut ingredients, and might have passengers who bring peanuts on board. It therefore strongly urges allergic customers “to take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure.”