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American Airlines pilots told not to fly to Venezuela amid unrest



The American Airlines pilots union told its members that they did not fly to Venezuela after the State Department had warned of crime and unrest and withdrew diplomatic personnel from the country, threatening to further isolate the South American nation which is mired in a humanitarian crisis.

"Do not travel to Venezuela because of crime, civil unrest, poor quality health infrastructure and arbitrary arrests and detentions of US citizens," the State Department said in its warning [1

9659003] "Until further notice, if a pairing is planned, assigned or reassigned in Venezuela, to refuse the job "and to call the main pilots, the Allied Pilots Association, which represents about 15,000 pilots of the American Airlines, said in a note to its members Thursday forwarded

American Airlines did not immediately respond to the request for comment. The airline's two flights from Miami to Caracas were canceled on Friday, the company's website showed, but scheduled flights for Saturday appeared as scheduled.

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have ceased service in Venezuela in 2017.


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