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I was served nuts three times on a British Airways flight despite warning the staff they could kill me

BRITISH Airways cabin crew served nuts to an allergic passenger three times despite warning they could kill him.

Terrified Brodie Chapman, 19, was first given a bag of cashews by an attendant before takeoff – 15 minutes after telling the same staffer about his condition.

Brodie Chapman, who suffers from a nut allergy, was given a bag of cashews by a BA flight attendant before takeoff

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Brodie Chapman, who suffers from a nut allergy, was given a bag of cashews by a BA flight attendant before takeoffCredit: ROB WELHAM/McLELLAN
BA said it would investigate

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BA said it would investigateCredit: Alamy

Then he got a walnut cake for dessert during his transatlantic flight from London to Vancouver, Canada.

On his return to the UK days later, he suffered an airborne allergic reaction while eating fruit served on top of nut-filled muesli – and managed to stave off fatal anaphylactic shock thanks to an injection with his EpiPen.

Travel manager Brodie told the Sun on Sunday: “I was in tears because nobody seemed to take my condition seriously.

“It was terrifying. I kept telling the staff I was allergic to nuts but they kept giving them to me. If I ate them, I would be dead.”

2016 allergy sufferers Natasha Ednan Laperouse15, collapsed and died on a BA flight after eating a baguette with sesame seeds that she had bought at the Heathrow terminal.

Brodie said: “You would think if a girl with an allergy died on one of your planes – if not your fault – you would sit up and think about what you could do to make a change.”

Her mother Tanya now runs the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation.

She said: “Brodie’s story is a chilling glimpse into the world of an allergy sufferer on an airplane with ill-trained and ill-informed staff.

“She tells us that British Airways has learned nothing since Natasha’s death five years ago.

“If you’re trapped at 36,000 feet and have a severe allergic reaction, this plane may be your coffin.”

Brodie, from Southend, Essex, had called BA two days before his flight to let them know of his allergy and brought this to the attention of staff when he boarded both times.

BA said it was investigating, adding: “We have been in touch to apologize and discuss how we can make things right for our customer.”

https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8665038/british-airways-nut-allergy-flight/ I was served nuts three times on a British Airways flight despite warning the staff they could kill me

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