16 MARCH 2002, Page 42

Nutty flight

From Dr James Stacey Taylor Sir: I was surprised to read in Rod Liddle's article ('As mad as it gets', 9 March) that all the major Western airlines had a `no peanuts' policy, since just two hours ago I was enjoying (slightly) a bag of peanuts given to me by Continental Airlines on a flight from Houston to Baton Rouge.

James Stacey Taylor

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA