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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flight Attendants trained on spotting Human Trafficking

I wish there was no need in this but there is. I have to commend the airlines American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, United, and Qantas for there determination on stopping human trafficking at the Super Bowl.

How did the airlines even come to be involved in human trafficking? It all started with Sandra Fiorini, an American Airlines flight attendant based in Chicago. Because of Fiorini flight attendants now know what to look for and who to call if they see something suspicious on board a flight. This after Fiorini tried to report a situation and no one responded. It involved an eighteen year-old boy on a six-hour flight carrying a newborn infant with its umbilical cord still attached. No wife. Just one bottle of milk and two diapers stuck inside his pocket. In 2007 Fiorini met Deborah Sigmund, founder of the organization Innocents at Risk, and soon they began working together with airline employees to become the first line of defense against human trafficking.

Thank You Sandra Fiorini and Innocents at Risks for what you have accomplished. I want to know why other airlines haven't began doing this training as well.  I can tell you that I will be switching my normal airlines, Frontier, to these participating airlines now to support them while they support the saving of children. I suggest the rest of you do the same. Our purchasing decisions need to help companies make the right decisions as well.

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