Continental Airlines broke the silence on the US side in the standoff between US and Venezuelan authorities, announcing Friday that it "will try to accommodate travel needs of passengers flying to and from Caracas through its extensive network into the region" if Venezuela follows through with its threat to restrict access of US carriers from the end of this month (ATWOnline, Feb. 27). CO said it will allow passengers to exchange tickets without penalty or apply for refunds. "Continental ...

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