As I interpret this story, the Department of Transportation would like to make something very clear to people with peanut allergies: It's not that we HATE you, per se . . . it's just that you don't really matter. No offense.
The DoT has announced that the only way they can legally tell airlines to stop serving peanuts is if a major study proves that serving peanuts on a plane can put people at
It's kind of amazing that an industry as important as the airlines manages to be such a complete and utter disaster.
Ever since the airlines realized they could get away with charging baggage fees, customers responded by checking far fewer bags and jamming stuff into their carry-ons to save money.