TUCSON - The Arizona Plane and Passenger Watchers Federation has just fined Trans Latin American Airlines, which is based in Panama City, Panama, on account two of the flight attendants were serving Spanish Peanuts to the passengers.
Sherman Flickertat, spokesperson for AP&PWF said that the Panamanian airline had received four warnings in June and three so far this month, but chose to ignore them.
He noted that every other airline has complied 100 percent with Arizona's "No Spanish Peanuts On Planes" directive.
Hugo De La Pinata, a vice-president with Trans Latin American, said that their passengers who are mostly from Central America and South America with a few from Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico, have made it abundantly clear that they do not like cashews, filberts, pecans, or walnuts.
De La Pinata said their passengers have told him that all of their lives they have grown up eating Spanish nuts and now they are being asked to eat cashews.
He said that it would be like someone from Wisconsin, who has eaten cheese sandwiches since they were infants, suddenly being told that they now have to eat watermelon sandwiches.
SIDENOTE: The spokesperson for The Arizona Plane & Passengers Watchers Federation says that his organization will not back down and in the future Trans Latin American Airlines will be fined $95 for every Spanish Peanut that is found on board its planes.