Southwest Faces Criticism for Banning Peanuts on Flights
- Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts on its flights on August 1.
- It's doing so due to certain passengers' allergies.
- “Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA,” the airline said in a statement.
- The National Peanut Board called the ban "unnecessary," saying the airline could take other precautions to protect those suffering from peanut allergies.