Bethenny Frankel’s Flight Almost Turned Around Because of Her Severe Fish Allergy


Bethenny Frankel’s recent flight was close to turning around because of The Real Housewives of New York City star’s severe fish allergy.

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Bethenny Frankel visits Fox Business Network at Fox Business Network to discuss Hurricane Florence Studios on September 14, 2018 in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

“Called airline mult x to say I have fish allergy. Got on & they’re serving bass,” the 48-year-old tweeted on Thursday, January 3. “They couldn’t not serve it they said. Then they were turning around which I protested bc it would delay people. Cabin asked to not serve it & pilot made announcement to plane. That was fun. #epilife.”

When asked by a Twitter user why she doesn’t “invest in [her] own personal airplane,” Frankel replied, “I ain’t got it like that. And I want to work less not more.”

After other fans suggested that the Bravo star “fly private,” she added, “I am fortunate enough to do that sometimes, but it is a massive waste and not environmentally friendly if doing solo. But I hears ya.”

Frankel went on to clarify that the plane didn’t actually make a detour and explained how fatal her allergy is.

“I ask airlines @UnitedAirlines @AmericanAir @Delta @JetBlue @SouthwestAir @VirginAmerica etc. stop serving airborne allergens. I’ll stay on this until you do. The one that initially refused & pilot who called me out on speaker knows. Cabin backed me up. Plane didn’t turn around,” she wrote. “1)I called ahead mult x 2)fish cooked in plane NOT the same as restaurant.3)been allergic since birth to fish NOT shellfish 4)plane didn’t turn bc cabin voted 5)pilot called me out to whole plane 6)airlines should NOT serve airborne allergens. & 7)who the F wants fish on a plane?”

She also noted: “To clarify: some allergens are transmitted by touch & air. Fish is one & is fatal. The more exposure to them, the more susceptible. It’s not like an immunity thing where more exposure means less susceptible. It’s opposite. I’ve always kept it quiet but that’s over now. … This airline knows who they are. And this policy will change if it is all I focus on. I almost screwed everyone’s night up too, which the pilot delightfully announced.”

This is not the first time in recent months that Frankel has made headlines for her fish allergy. In December, the reality TV personality revealed she was “unconscious” for 15 minutes after she was exposed to the fish in soup.

“I couldn’t talk, see, thought I had a stroke & [was] dying & told if 5 mins later I’d be dead. 911 & EPI saved me. I’ll never not carry an #epipen,” she tweeted the time.

The Skinnygirl founder credited her boyfriend, Paul Bernon, for saving her life after the incident. “I was with someone who went to get me a @Benadryl & returned & I was unconscious,” Frankel wrote. “He managed to call 911 & get pill down my throat w water.”

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