Lianne Mandelbaum | Episode 177
In this compelling episode, we’re joined by Lianne Mandelbaum, the Founder of The No Nut Traveler. Her journey began with a distressing airport incident while traveling with her 8-year-old son, who has severe food allergies. Shockingly, the airline’s response was, “If you think he’s going to die, don’t fly.” This experience ignited Lianne’s mission to advocate for food allergy travelers’ dignity and respect.
Lianne, a prolific writer for publications like Allergic Living, stepped into writing because there was a void in content on this critical topic. She highlights the glaring issue of inconsistent policies across airlines, making air travel unpredictable for those with food allergies.
Lianne’s advocacy reached a pivotal moment when she filed a complaint with the Department of Transportation after an airline failed to follow its own food allergy policy. Her determination has sparked vital discussions about the rights and safety of food-allergic individuals when flying.
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Lianne Mandelbaum as we explore the challenges and triumphs of ensuring a future where all food-allergic travelers receive the care and respect they deserve in the skies.