Tuesday, May 30, 2023

They ask to deny boarding to passengers who are not issued round-trip tickets on the same date

The Airlines Association in Venezuela suggests asking the Venezuelan authorities deny passenger boarding who do not have to and fro tickets issued on the same date.

With this, it supports the position of the Venezuelan Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies to avoid the illegal practice of people Cancel return ticket to Venezuela Before the deadline to bill the system.

“thus giving the passenger a return ticket which they show to the migration authority of the country of destination only for the purpose of allowing entry Pretending to return to the country of origin without any problems”, explained the union organization.

In a statement, he warned that the practice is harmful to the passengers themselves who are involved and to the airlines, apart from affecting the image of the unions and projecting the country as promiscuous. facilitating illegal immigration,

He indicated that Spanish authorities have recently reported that they will not be valid as return tickets that are not issued less than 48 hours after the start of travel.

“ALAV suggests that if this illegality and dishonesty is not put an end to by the measures implemented so far, we may jointly seek the aeronautical authority to facilitate that if the return ticket is not issued at the same time The airline may deny boarding to the passenger. The one-way ticket and the said portion is not canceled subsequently. Unless the passenger is a resident of the country of destination,” he said.

Penalties and Sanctions

Venezuelan Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies has warned since at least 2020 that the purchase of void return tickets for immigration purposes is an illegal practice that can lead to fines and sanctions by airlines and put a passenger’s trip at risk. “There can be arrest, fines and immediate return to the country of origin, as well as loss of credibility within the tourism sector for the issuing agency,” he added.

after ticket is issued round trip Cancellation of return ticket once the passenger has boarded the said flight is illegal,” he said.

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