BREAKING I have learned that IBC Travel in Fla rec'd a waiver from military & commercial flights to GTMO have resumed. This is method of travel habeas attys have used. Here is an email I just obtained related to the development.
From: Weidenbenner, Angela, Ms, DoD OGC
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 3:16 PM
To: Weidenbenner, Angela, Ms, DoD OGC
Cc: Roberts, Kernovia, Ms, DoD OGC
Subject: Habeas Counsel Visit Travel - IBC Air
Dear Habeas Counsel,
It is now official - IBC Air has confirmed that they have resumed their normal schedule until at least the end of the year (to be renewed annually.) IBC Air is the preferred method of travel to/from Guantanamo Bay. There is always the possibility Habeas Counsel could get bumped if traveling via Military Air. Additionally, the OMC flights are ONLY intended to be used in emergency situations.
We respectfully ask that when planning a visit with your clients that you book your travel through IBC Air. The flights depart from (and return to) Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sundays, Mondays and Fridays. The internet link to IBC Air is below. If you need to call the reservation department, they can be reached at 1-954-834-1700, or toll free 1-866-422-7000.