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I have over 30 years of experience with Intact, initially joining the company in 1985 as a Mechanical Engineer. A steady progression of personal development resulted in an appointment to management of the company’s expanding Technical Assembly Department in 1992.This role encompassed all aspects of fitting, testing, installation and commissioning activities relating to the company’s products. As the company changed ownership in 2000, I was asked to lead the management of the product group, overseeing, internal sales, mechanical and controls design, project management, compliance, and commercial activities. This in depth business working knowledge, product knowledge and experience, enabled Isabel to progress into a role of General Manager in 2003 this later translated into the Managing Director , adopting a hands on approach to business needs.

Should nuts be banned on flights?

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The idea of whether or not nuts should be allowed on planes
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I understand the allergy, but most people aren't and I don't think it's fair to enforce a ban on everyone to accommodate the few.
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Suck it up buttercup. The world and it’s contents do not exist for you. Everyone has problems. Deal with it.
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Everyone has problems
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In the US, we have established that a disabled person's right to be accompanied by a Service Animal trumps someone else's allergies to that animal. If someone on a plane is extremely allergic to dogs and there is a Service Dog on the flight, the person with the allergy will be rebooked on another flight. The Service Dog has priority.
I don't mean to sound cavalier, but if I was that vulnerable to a very common substance that I could die with even a microscopic bit of airborne exposure, I sure wouldn't seal myself in a tube at 30,000 ft. with 150 strangers breathing recycled air and hope I don't come into contact with it. If ones sensitivity is that great, they are taking their life into their own hands getting on an airplane. We simply cannot guarantee a peanut-free environment at 30,000 ft. through legislation.
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My right to be able to breathe without going into anaphylactic shock should supersede anyone’s right to eat a particular food for the time it takes to fly.
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I can understand people's feelings here but as you don't understand the severity, surely you can go a few hours without eating nuts for the sake of someone's life?
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Absolutely not. My son is allergic to fish but manage to be a chef. It involves careful management, awareness and communication. Younger generation need to learn how to deal with situations outside their control. This won’t happen by giving into their demands.
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Let's be honest, we can all do without nuts for a few hours, they're not essential for our survival
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The irony of people who don’t want to last a flight without scoffing a bag of peanuts calling a person with a potentially lethal allergy a snowflake
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Yes, I would make flying and traveling a lot safer for many, many people. Surely one can live without nuts for a while. There are many safe alternatives.
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Some people are so selfish. I would happily see nuts banned if it spares another person from suffering. If you think your"right" to eat nuts is more important than another person's life then you need to take a long hard look at yourself.
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To those of you who think people who suffer from peanut allergies should not fly. I would like to point out that any one of us could become allergic to peanuts at any time in our lives. Even if we have eaten peanuts without a reaction for years.
I just hope it does not happen to you when you are stuck in a plane at 30,000ft without medical support.
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