Southwest Airlines Will Stop Serving Peanuts In August

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Southwest Airlines announced that a familiar snack that has been a part of the airline since its earliest days will fly off into the sunset. 

PEANUTS! In just a few weeks -- beginning August 1st -- Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts on its planes. 

According to Southwest, the decision to remove the free snack is due to consideration for passengers who have allergies to peanuts. 

"Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest's history and DNA," the airline tells TravelSkills. "However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, including customers with peanut-related allergies, we've made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights beginning August 1."

So you're probably asking yourself...am I still getting free snacks during my flight? Yes! Free pretzels will continue to be served on-board. Cookies will also be offered as part of an assortment of other free snacks.

Like most things, this historic change comes with polarity. Those who love the free peanuts are bummed about it, but those with allergies (and those who sympathize) feel this was a necessary move. Check out some Tweets from the world wide web; 

 
 
 

The tiny foil bags that contained the lightly-salted peanuts were once used as a marketing strategy Southwest Airlines. Now, they will simply be remembered as something you either loved about your flights. or absolutely hated! 

How are you guys feeling about this peanut ban on Southwest flights? 

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