Monthly Archives: December 2013

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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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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Sleep Apnea Bill on Transportation Committee Agenda Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider H.R. 3578.  This legislation will require the FAA to follow the appropriate rulemaking process in order to make any changes to medical certification for pilots and air traffic controllers with regard to … Continue reading

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