June 10, 2014
Will Venezuela Become a No-Fly Country?
John Holman, Vice
The Associated Press
The cheap-fare loophole had turned into a national racket. Tales of $300 round-trip fare to Europe and weekend jaunts to New York for relative peanuts were said to be common among Venezuelans — not just for the wealthy but also middle-class travelers. Even foreign tourists were joining in, flying through Caracas just to take advantage of the low fares until the government prohibited non residents from paying for airfare in bolivares in January.