Korean Air dumps peanuts after teen's flight disrupted over allergy


Korean Air Lines on Sunday announced its decision to stop serving peanuts to its passengers.


This comes just days after the South Korean airline removed two teenage brothers from a flight because they were unwilling to accommodate a serious peanut allergy.

In a statement, Korean Air said it will remove food that contains peanuts from in-flight meals in several weeks.

"The decision to stop peanut products and peanut ingredients is the minimum safety measure for peanut-allergy passengers," it said. 

The brothers, who were travelling from Atlanta to the Philippines, were stranded in Seoul after Korean Air did not agree to a request to stop serving peanuts around the teens as one suffered from a severe peanut allergy.

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