Southwest Airlines has served its last little bag of peanuts.
Earlier this month Southwest Airlines announced that, in the interest of the health of passengers with peanut allergies, the airline would stop serving peanuts during flights starting August 1.
“Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA,” the airline said in a statement, “However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights…Our ultimate goal is to create an environment where all customers—including those with peanut-related allergies—feel safe and welcome on every Southwest flight.”
Though the peanut has been an important part of our heritage, today is our final day serving them onboard. While many will miss our peanuts, at the end of the day, we’re most proud of our People and their Hospitality that sets us apart. We'll always be NUTS about Southwest! pic.twitter.com/m5YWWmiLGL
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) July 31, 2018
To mark the day, Orlando International Airport set aside a display case containing the ‘relics of aviation history.’
Today's the last day @SouthwestAir will serve peanuts on their flights. To mark this occasion, we developed a unique art piece for our South APM Complex highlighting soon-to-be relics of aviation history. 🥜 pic.twitter.com/hXeSTDquAR
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) July 31, 2018
Will you miss the peanuts?