Stein & Vargas, LLP, a civil rights firm based in
Washington, D.C. and committed to the principle that all people have full and equal access to all parts of society. Stein & Vargas, LLP has a special interest in the rights of individuals with food
On December 28, 2016, the firm filed a complaint against American Airlines for targeting and discriminating against individuals with peanut and tree nut allergies in violation of the Air Carrier Access Act.
Here is the press release from Stein & Vargas regarding the complaint: https://home.allergicchild.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DOT-Complaint-Filed.pdf
And here is the complaint: https://home.allergicchild.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Complaint.pdf
Anyone with an allergy or an allergic child who has been denied preboarding by American Airlines can file a complaint here – our voices matter: http://airconsumer.dot.gov/escomplaint/ConsumerForm.cfm
This is very exciting! I’m very hopeful this will at least begin the process of having procedures and policies for food allergic travelers on airlines.