We have noticed an uptick in community requests for IFVARB intervention. We appreciate our member’s enthusiasm in ensuring compliance and we will continue to review reports as they come in. With that said, we would like to remind members that the IFVARB should only be involved when it comes to serious issues and we do not have the capacity to mediate petty disputes.
95% of the issues we receive can usually be resolved informally between members and VAs/VOs. VAs and VOs have the authority to remove members as they see fit.
When making a report, ensure that your report meets all of the following criteria:
- The offense is serious and is in breach of the IFVARB Regulations and/or IFC Regulations.
- The report is well-structured with sections so we can clearly understand your grievance.
- You have exhausted all other avenues of resolution.
We have also noticed an increase in members threatening IFVARB sanctions against other members. We would like to remind members that they do not have the authority to impose IFVARB sanctions and our names should not be used to threaten other members.
Finally, we would like to remind members that Virtual Airlines and Virtual Organizations are allowed a significant level of flexibility in onboarding and removal decisions. We will make an attempt to understand the situation, but not intervene in the majority of cases given the contentious nature of such disputes often disrupting the working relationship between the VA/VO and the user.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out below or message us @IFVARB.
On behalf of the IFVARB Admins