Category Archives: Leveling the Playing Field

Etihad Airways’ New DFW Service Latest Threat to U.S. Airlines and Jobs

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
Etihad Airways’ announcement today that it will begin service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from Abu Dhabi is still more proof of the enormous competitive threat U.S. airlines and their employees face from…

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Airline Ticket Tax Hike Harms U.S. Airline Industry and Its Employees

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
ALPA adamantly opposes the airline ticket tax provision contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The hike would add to the already-oppressive tax burden on U.S. airlines and airline passengers, jeopardizing future…

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ALPA Featured in The Hill: Pilots union chief navigates DC turbulence

The following article appeared in The Hill on December 10, 2013 By Keith Laing  Lee Moak is no stranger to turbulence — he’s a former Delta Airlines pilot, and he led that airline’s pilots union during its 2008 merger with Northwest … Continue reading

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Join the Fight! Tell the President and Congress: No New Air Taxes!

Congress is seeking to double the TSA passenger security tax as part of a budget deal, which does nothing to enhance security. Raising the cost of air travel with higher taxes drives up the cost of air travel for our … Continue reading

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Dubai Air Show: $162.6 Billion of Aircraft Orders

Below is a cross-post from ALPA President Lee Moak’s Leadership From the Cockpit blog.  The original post appeared on Nov. 17th, 2013.  Today, the staggering news from the Dubai Air Show is this: a record-shattering number of aircraft orders totaling $162.6 … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls on Congress to Support New Bill that Opposes U.S. Customs Preclearance Facility in Abu Dhabi

Harm to U.S. Airline Jobs and Unfair Aid to Heavily State-Backed Foreign Airline Cited WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) calls on members of Congress to support bipartisan legislation introduced today that opposes the Administration’s plan to open a … Continue reading

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ALPA Applauds DOJ Agreement to Allow American-US Airways Merger

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to allow the American-US Airways merger to move ahead: “ALPA commends the Department of Justice, American Airlines and US Airways … Continue reading

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Senators urge ICAO approach to reducing aviation emissions

This week, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the U.S. delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urging them to protect U.S. passengers and airlines from the harmful effects of the European Union … Continue reading

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Norwegian’s New London-U.S. Flights Show Threat if U.S. Fails to Level Playing Field for its Airlines

What is it going to take to wake U.S. policymakers up to the fact that our nation’s aviation industry is competing on a very un-level playing field with state-owned and some other airlines? Today’s announcement by Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) … Continue reading

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ALPA to DOT: Deny JAT Airways’ Bid to Offer Flights to U.S.

Serbian Airline Must Meet Standard U.S. Ownership and Control Requirements  WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), argued in a recent U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filing that JAT Airways’ application to provide air services to the United States through … Continue reading

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