Monthly Archives: August 2013

ICYMI- Needed: An uplifting U.S. national aviation policy

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak wrote an op-ed that ran in The Hill last week lamenting the lack of a national airline policy that will uplift and promote U.S. aviation and its employees.  He wrote: “Working inside the Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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TTD opposes DOJ’s actions to block US Air-AA merger

Yesterday, Ed Wytkind of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO, wrote DOJ opposing their challenge of the US Air – American Airlines merger.  The letter states that DOJ’s actions stand to harm U.S. workers and that if the merger is … Continue reading

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Cabotage service is not the answer

Yesterday an article by Matthew Yglesias appeared in Slate asserting that repealing our nation’s cabotage laws and allowing foreign airlines to service U.S. routes would revive airline competition and provide cheap fares to consumers.  In response to this flawed position, … Continue reading

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ALPA Responds to DOJ Lawsuit to Block American–US Airways Merger

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has released the following statement in response to the antitrust lawsuit filed today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prevent the merging of American Airlines and US Airways:  “Today’s action by the … Continue reading

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