Throwback To When Emirates Asked 2 Indians Suffering From Nut Allergy To Sit In The Toilet

If Bollywood is to be believed then every airport story means two lovers uniting without a care in the world, about the flight tickets. But reality can be even more dramatic. Speaking of drama, in 2018, a pair of siblings had a rather nutty story when they travelled by Emirates. The two Indian siblings who suffered from a nut allergy were told to sit in the toilet by the airline staff. So this was one bizarre incident and might we say quite nutty too.

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What’s In It?

Two siblings, Shannen Sahota and Sundeep Sahota were travelling in Emirates Airlines and boarded from the Birmingham Airport. But after 40 minutes their flight took a rather different turn. They were rather in for a surprise when the cabin crew started serving friend nuts leaving them “Panic-stricken”. These siblings, in fact, have severe nut allergy which, they claim to have informed the staff multiple times. They scanned the menu too and found Chicken Biryani with fried cashew nut. When they addressed their severe concern the flight staff suggested them a peculiar option. They were reportedly told to shift to a toilet with cushions and pillows to avoid discomfort owning to their allergy.

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What’s More?

Furious at the suggestion, they have spent the next seven hours sitting at the back of the plane with blankets covering their faces. Speaking to the media, Shannon said, “We felt so degraded and embarrassed- it was horrible… it was meant to be a happy occasion as we were going to celebrate our parents’ 60th birthday but the start of our holiday was ruined.” These siblings claim that they told Emirates staff on multiple occasions about the severity of their conditions when booking, checking in and upon boarding but it all fell on deaf ears. In more bizarre news,  Bhopal Communities Make A Bizarre Decision To Ban Pre-Wedding Shoots

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However, the Emirates officials have a different pov. They said, “We are sorry to hear about Ms. Sahota’s complaint. Emirates tries to cater to all passenger’s specific needs by offering a number of special meals that cover as many medical, dietary and religious requirements as possible. However, Emirates cannot guarantee completely nut-free flights…We’ve looked into Ms. Sahota’s booking and our records do not reflect any mention of a nut allergy. All passengers who alert us to a nut allergy prior to travel are informed of our policy and it is also outlined on our website here.” We can only hope this nutty affair doesn’t catch anyone of you.

Sanjana Shenoy
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