Super Bowl 2024 is right around the corner. It is anticipated that LVIII will be one of the largest football sporting events in history, with crowds drawing in at 450,000.
In response to the travel demand, across the nation, United has added additional service into the Las Vegas (LAS) area. As aviation’s first responders, Flight Attendants are the eyes and ears of the skies. We are trained to address all kinds of situations, including potential incidents of human trafficking.
While human trafficking happens every day, major sporting events like the Super Bowl present a higher potential for human trafficking incidents and the use of public transportation.
In preparation, review the indicators of human trafficking listed below and know how and where to report suspicious behavior.
Know the signs:
- 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
Always utilize your Crew Resource Management (CRM) in situations surrounding safety and work with the flight deck to communicate with resources on the ground.
If you suspect a case of human trafficking: Follow United’s reporting policy and procedure, as outlined in your Link, including using cockpit communications or other methods as part of the Blue Lightening Initiative.
- Go to: www.dhs.gov/humantrafficking
- 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 www.ice.gov/tips.
Working together, we can safely help combat human trafficking and keep our passengers secure.