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Passenger with deadly nut allergy forced to lock herself in plane’s bathroom

A passenger was forced to lock herself in the plane bathroom during her flight after cabin crew insisted on serving almonds despite being alerted to her deadly nut allergy. Laura Merry, a teacher from East Sussex, England was traveling with Qantas to visit her sister in Australia when she was told by flight crew there would be almonds on board — putting her at risk of an anaphylactic shock. “Qantas Australia were made aware of my nut allergy months before my booking and I had written documents to confirm that they would not serve nuts on board,” the 25-year-old told The Sun. “However, when I boarded on March 3, the cabin manager’s attitude toward my allergy was awful. She claimed she had no notes on my allergy and it was to ...