Why You’ll No Longer Be Served This Popular Snack On Southwest Airlines

Say goodbye to crunchy, salty peanuts on Southwest Airlines. The carrier is retiring the popular snack for good.

In a recent statement, Southwest said “peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA. However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights.”

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This might not sit well with passengers who aren’t allergic to peanuts, but the legumes make up a scary 90 percent of food allergy-related medical emergencies.

Southwest isn’t the first to ban peanuts from flights. United and American Airlines never serve the snack, and Delta will keep them off tray tables if any passenger informs the airline that they have an allergy.

Sad news for peanut lovers. But hey, Southwest is still providing plenty of other snack options that won’t send your seatmate to the hospital.