An International Flight Attendant for a legacy US Carrier that loves his job. Often wishes he could have flown in the Golden Years with all the glam, but enjoys what he does.
Will blog about Drum & Bugle Corps' and Marching Bands too (especially in the summer and fall)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
What happens when there is Civil Unrest at your layover?
any kind of threat exists at airline locations and the
possibility that this threat will interfere with the airline's ability
to provide secure, on time, and comfortable transportation services
it is necessary and appropriate to conduct security analysis based
on the following:
Obtain information on aggressive activity of extremist groups
against national or US targets.
Ascertain the nature of political relation between the United
States and the country of concern.
Verify the capability of local Law Enforcement and Airport
Evaluate the capability of contract security companies,
crew hotel security and local transportation security
Communicate with Corporate Security Departments of other
U.S. Carriers as to their knowledge or information regarding
the country of concern
Keeping informed of what is happening could save you and your crew-members from a potential threat. Keep in mind, it may be a while before your airline will get a hold of you. Always be sure when signing in to your hotel, your name is clearly readable for the hotel staff in case your airline needs to contact you about security issues. (this could also help in case your outbound flight is delayed)