American Airlines Pilot's Union tells pilots not to accept Venezuela trips

austinrc

New Member
From Allied Pilots Association:
In light of the U.S. State Department's Level 4 Travel Advisory issued this week regarding Venezuela, APA President CA Dan Carey directs all APA pilots to cease flight operations into Venezuela. In its Travel Advisory, the U.S. Department of State cites "crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens." The Travel Advisory also notes that "violent crime, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, is common," and recommends that U.S. residents "traveling in Venezuela should depart Venezuela." The U.S. Embassy in Caracas has suspended operations and has withdrawn diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, and is not providing any consular services.
Until further notice, if you are scheduled, assigned, or reassigned a pairing into Venezuela, refuse the assignment by calling your Chief Pilot or IOC Duty Pilot. Inform them that you are refusing the assignment in accordance with the direction of the U.S. Department of State.
APA will provide follow-on information as soon as it becomes available.
To reiterate: Do not accept any trips to Venezuela.
 

Boris Badenov

He comes to save the day in a broken truck.
@Boris Badenov did that for years and he’s...still kinda alright.
To be fair, I was in Cahokia. Much more upscale. The cars are generally on blocks rather than their brake rotors, and there's a general sense that "your money or your life" is a real choice, rather than an automatic "all of the above". fidgets looks over shoulder
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
“I lay over there all the time, and if you simply tell the interlopers with weapons the secret phrase, you will be ok. There is no reason to shut down a proud route with 40 years of history because some n00bi3. This would NEVER happen to us experienced travelers” :)
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
“I lay over there all the time, and if you simply tell the interlopers with weapons the secret phrase, you will be ok. There is no reason to shut down a proud route with 40 years of history because some n00bi3. This would NEVER happen to us experienced travelers” :)
I know you’re poking fun (rightly) at Boeing, but every time there’s one of these advisories comes out it does seem like there’s a crowd of defenders saying pretty close to exactly that.
 
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