Category Archives: Leveling the Playing Field

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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ALPA, A4A, and SWAPA urge Senate to block funding for CBP Preclearance Facility in Abu Dhabi

Today, the Presidents of ALPA, Airlines for America, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association sent a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to oppose funding for a new preclearance site as they consider fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation. Congress has … Continue reading

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ALPA Pilots Take the Pilot Partisan Message on the Road

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
U.S. Customs preclearance facilities should help, not harm, U.S. airlines as they compete globally. Period. Today, that message was reiterated and echoed by ALPA pilots who joined Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Rep. Jim…

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ALPA to U.S. Government: Reject Norwegian Air’s Evasive Scheme

Foreign Company Seeks to Exploit Legal and Regulatory Loopholes to Evade its National Laws and Gain Economic Advantage over U.S. Airlines WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today called for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to immediately reject … Continue reading

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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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