My 19 year old daughter is flying for the first time today. She has a severe peanut allergy and carries epipens with her. I'm very excited for my daughter as she is traveling with her college group, but it is also very scary to me. Not being able to be there to help her is hard, but I know she is traveling with an excellent group of people. We notified the airline of her allergy and that she carries epipens. We also labeled her epipens with her prescription as was the requirement. My daughter, Nina, will notify the flight attendants of her allergy as well. Now I wait to hear that all went well. I wait anxiously to find out she was able to board the plane and arrived at their destination safely. In about a week, we will repeat the process. Her return flight has a layover, though. Which means two flights, and two times to wait to hear that all went well. It's hard to have a child with a severe allergy. It is equally as hard to have them become an adult and then not be able to always be there with them to protect them.
Update: The return flights home were a success! Other than an hour delay, both flights home were problem free. My daughter was able to pre-board with a friend and wipe down seats. No peanuts were served on any of her flights.
Check your EpiPens and make sure they have not been recalled. The article below provides a listing of those EpiPens that are affected by the recall.