And this isn’t the first time an attentive flyer has been able to recognize signs of exploitation.
In fact, Airline Ambassadors International is an organization that is training flight attendants to spot human trafficking victims and provide humanitarian services by leveraging their connection with airlines.
Back in 2016, Alaska Airlines flight attendant Sheila Fredrick felt “off” about a pair of passengers on her flight from Seattle to San Francisco. Aware of the warning signs for human trafficking and exploitation, Fredrick worked up a clever way to ask the passenger if she needed help.
Her quick thinking and ability to recognize a problem likely saved that teen’s life.
Like Frederick, this keen-eyed passenger is the reason two young children have been rescued from further abuse.
Click HERE for more information on what to be on the lookout for in possible cases of human trafficking or child exploitation.
It’s happening all around us, we need only the eyes to see it.