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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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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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Dubai Air Show: $162.6 Billion of Aircraft Orders

Below is a cross-post from ALPA President Lee Moak’s Leadership From the Cockpit blog.  The original post appeared on Nov. 17th, 2013.  Today, the staggering news from the Dubai Air Show is this: a record-shattering number of aircraft orders totaling $162.6 … Continue reading

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ALPA Praises DOT Ruling to Reject Direct U.S. Routes by Fly Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hailed a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny applications by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) and Fly Jamaica Airlines to offer direct flights from Georgetown (Guyana) to New … Continue reading

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Emirates New Milan–N.Y. Route Threatens U.S. Aviation Jobs

U.S. Government Must Level the Playing Field to Ensure Health of U.S. Airlines, Jobs WASHINGTON–Emirates Airline’s new route from Milan to New York, slated to begin Tuesday, is a clear first step in long-term strategy by a heavily supported state-owned … Continue reading

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Emirates Milan-NY Route Opens Today: Join the Fight to Level The Playing Field

Captain Dino Atsalis describes how the new Emirates route starting October 1st, will harm the U.S. economy. For updates on this issue follow us on Twitter #SaveOurSkies.  

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ALPA applauds passage of Meehan Amendment to halt taxpayer funding of preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON-The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, stands in strong support of an amendment offered by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) that would prohibit funding for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) … Continue reading

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Level the Playing Field for U.S. Airlines and their Workers

New ALPA Report Highlighted at First Ever Pilot Legislative Summit in Washington, DC as ALPA pilots blitz Capitol Hill A new report issued today by The Air Line Pilots Association Int’l. (ALPA) highlights the growing threat of state-sponsored foreign competition and … Continue reading

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How does Emirates get cheaper planes than Delta?

Why does Delta (and United, American, etc) pay more than state-owned foreign airlines from wealthy nations for the same Boeing aircraft?  Ted Reed’s article in Thestreet.com provides an excellent overview of the “lingering puzzle” of the Ex-Im Bank’s aircraft financing … Continue reading

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