DALLAS — Passengers on Southwest will no longer have the option of peanuts or pretzels.
Southwest said as of Aug. 1 it will no longer serve peanuts "to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies," according to a statement. "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."
Peanuts have long been an iconic flight snack, and according to Southwest’s website they served more than 106 million peanuts in 2017.
Passengers will still get free snacks that range from pretzels, different kinds of cookies, veggie chips and corn chips.