Category Archives: Sequestration

New CBO Report Shows Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Yields Little Savings

Last week, Congress convened formal budget negotiations to outline a spending plan for the remainder of the 2014 fiscal year.  As this process moves forward, many options to reduce spending and increase revenues remain under consideration by lawmakers.  One of … Continue reading

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FAA Furloughs May Return

Once again, Congressional inaction surrounding the federal budget is putting pilot and aviation jobs at risk.  As we warned this spring, furloughs of front-line safety personnel will have an extremely negative impact on the aviation industry, our airlines, our members, … Continue reading

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Customs wait times skyrocket at US airports –Administration wants to invest overseas

Passengers arriving in the U.S. on international flights this week experienced multi-hour long waits at some of our nation’s busiest airports’ customs entry points.  International travelers to Dallas missed connecting flights and suffered wait times in excess of 4 hours … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends Swift Passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act

WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement commending the swift passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act, which gives the U.S. Secretary of Transportation the ability to transfer funds within the … Continue reading

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ALPA Pushes for the passage of the Dependable Air Service Act on the Hill

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l strongly supports the Dependable Air Service Act, introduced today by Senators Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Klobuchar (D-Minn.) as part of a bipartisan group of Senators working to support the airline industry and its passengers. The … Continue reading

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Furloughs continue; ALPA calls on Congress, Administration for solution

As FAA furloughs and resulting flight delays continue today, ALPA is urging Congress and the Administration to end furloughs of critical front-line safety professionals. Our aviation system should not be used as a pawn in budget debate. The livelihood of … Continue reading

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Flight Ops Disruptions – FAA Capacity Reduction Plan in Effect

This is a picture shared with ALPA of a LaGuardia Airport FAA Air Traffic Controllers’ flight progress slip detailing the Ground Delay Program due to sequestration induced furloughs. This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of … Continue reading

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