Category Archives: Leveling the Playing Field

ALPA pilots work to prevent preclearance expansion

As the House and Senate begin work on their respective FY15 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, ALPA is calling on legislators to restrict DHS’ plans to expand Customs and Border Protection preclearance sites to locations overseas that provide … Continue reading

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Senate Leaders Take The #DenyNAI Message to DOT Secretary

On March 12, a bipartisan group of Senate leaders sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging the secretary to carefully consider the ramifications and legality of granting Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) request for a … Continue reading

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ALPA and Emirates Find Common Ground in Opposition to Persian Gulf CBP Preclearance Facilities

Today Emirates President Tim Clark concurred with statements made by ALPA regarding a potential Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Dubai International Airport. According to the Wall Street Journal, Clark thinks that “the long-term solution to prolonged wait … Continue reading

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ALPA demands answers on plans for Dubai preclearance site

Today Capt. Moak sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner questioning the agency’s plans for future preclearance sites in the Middle East. ALPA has long been opposed to the plan to operate a CBP preclearance site at Abu … Continue reading

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First Step in Reauthorizing the Offshoring of U.S. Aviation Jobs Happening Now

Today the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing regarding the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Bank).  ALPA representatives continue to meet with members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban … Continue reading

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The Fight Continues

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
This week’s minor setback is no surprise. As many might know, this week Congress introduced a bill with language that would fully fund a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at…

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ALPA Opposes New Fees on Airline Travel in Omnibus

Members of the Senate are currently considering a new fee on airline passengers as part of an omnibus appropriations bill, which would fund federal agencies through the remainder of FY2014.  This proposal would increase the immigration user fee on international … Continue reading

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