Human Trafficking Pre Super Bowl Training Awareness

Human Trafficking Pre Super Bowl Training Awareness

Date: January 20, 2017
Type: AFA Article

As Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims. Flight crews are skilled observers, and with the appropriate training, they can be the frontline against trafficking. It is estimated that at least 12.3 million adults and children are enslaved around the world and that 56 percent are women and girls. Mega events like the Super Bowl are a magnet for human traffickers. Super Bowl 51 is scheduled for February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. During the time of the Super Bowl we ask every Flight Attendant to be vigilant of the situations around you. Review the indicators of human trafficking and know how and where to report suspicious behavior. There are several ways to obtain the knowledge you need to be pro active in our fight against human trafficking:

Airline Ambassadors International will be offering a training in Houston on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM. The training will take place at William P. Hobby Airport, ticketing level Conference Room A&B. To register: or by calling 832-819-0467. 

Additionally, as part of Revision #19, that is due in your manual by February 1, 2017, United added Human Trafficking and Flight Attendant processes to your LINK.

To Report Human Trafficking

If you suspect a case of human trafficking:

  • Call toll-free (866) 347-2423 from anywhere in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
  • Call (802) 872-6199 (not toll-free) from any country in the world.
  • Report the tip online at
  • Follow reporting policy and procedures, including using cockpit communications or other methods as part of the Blue Lightning Initiative.

Please take a minute to review some of the indicators of human trafficking: 

  • Physical control of travel documents of an adult traveler by a co-traveler
  • Restricting the movement and social interaction of an adult traveler by a co-traveler
  • An adult traveler who is unclear on details of his/her final destination or point of contact
  • A child traveler who appears to be accompanied by someone claiming to be the parent or guardian who is in fact not related to the child. 

Recognize it! Report it!