NBC – Airline Employees training before SuperBowl
This story ran on NBC in January 2019 featuring AAI trainers Teresa Garza and Tammy Meade: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Airline-Employees-in-Training-Before-Super-Bowl-to-Spot-Potential-Victims-of-Human-Trafficking–504888391.html?_osource=mobilesharebar
“Before kickoff of the Super Bowl in Atlanta, some airline employees and advocates will be in training to spot the signs of human trafficking.
“It’s the Atlanta airport that’s hosting it,” explained Tammy Meade, DFW Regional Director of Airline Ambassadors International. “The market is there; a lot of people in one area with people who have the money to pay for these trafficked children, these trafficked women, these trafficked boys and girls.”
For the last 10 years in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Airline Ambassadors has trained airline employees on what to look for to spot potential human trafficking victims.
“If they have another individual carrying their documents for them. If another individual is answering for the passenger, that could also be a sign that they’re being trafficked,” Meade said. “It can be anyone. It can be the girl next door.”