Returning from the city of Chicago, United Airlines was once again the airline provider. Similar to the outbound flight, this time the flight originated in the afternoon journey also originated in the afternoon, so provides a perfect chance to compare the meal options and the level to which United Airlines caters for those travelling with allergies.
Chicago, the major city in the state of Illinois and most populous in the Midwest region. Situated on Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for comedy, jazz, blues, major sports teams, a huge range of architecture and cuisine inspired from all areas of the globe.
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The next trip to the United States was a visit to the largest city of Illinois, Chicago. Flying to this Midwestern City was approximately an 8 hour 45 minute trip, which was plenty of time to enjoy the inflight meals and discover how allergy information is presented to passengers. For these travels, United Airlines was the airline provider and this blog will highlight how they catered for those travelling with allergies.
On the return flight from Boston Logan International to London Heathrow Airport, Virgin Atlantic was once again the transatlantic flight operator. This flight originated in the morning, so the menu items differed from the outbound evening flight towards Boston, but allow for a good comparison between the morning and evening food options. Below documents how this Virgin Atlantic flight dealt with catering for those travelling with allergies.
The next trip to the United States was a visit to the New England City of Boston. Flying to the East Coast was approximately a 7 hour trip, which is extremely shorter than a journey to the West Coast. For these travels, Virgin was the Airline provider and this blog will highlight how they handled travelling with allergies.
Rounding up the California road trip was a transatlantic flight from LAX to LHR, and although booked through British Airways, this flight was provided by their codeshare American Airlines. This allows the comparison of the food options and level of catering for those travelling with allergies to the outbound BA flight.
With the untold number of sights, stops and scenic detours you’ll want to experience during a California road trip, it comes at no surprise how quickly your time budget will run out. While a road trip in a loop fashion may allow you to see more of the Golden State, driving one way along the coast and then boarding a flight, such as the route from San Francisco to Los Angeles, can be a excellent way to return to your starting point if you are running low on time.
Transatlantic flights can often be stressful, even more so when travelling with allergies considering meals will be provided in a restrictive environment. However many airline providers cater well for those travelling with allergies ranging from pre-allocated food options, to allergy menus available during the flight.