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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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Airline Ticket Tax Hike Harms U.S. Airline Industry and Its Employees

This is a cross post from Captain Lee Moak’s Leadership From the Cockpit Blog

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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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ALPA Pilots On Capitol Hill!

ALPA held its first-ever Legislative Summit this week, sending nearly 100 pilots representing 15 ALPA pilot groups to Capitol Hill.  ALPA members met with more than 110 members of Congress yesterday on critical pilot partisan issues facing our industry.  Pilots … Continue reading

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ALPA joins Global Business Travel Alliance and A4A in opposing new passenger security fees

This week, ALPA joined the Global Business Travel Alliance and A4A on a letter to Senate leaders opposing an increase in the Airline Passenger Security Fee paid by passengers.  The Administration has proposed increasing the fee to $5.00 per flight … 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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Helping Heroes Fly Act Passes House!

The Air Line Pilots Association, International, thanks Representative Gabbard for her leadership in passage of the “Helping Heroes Fly Act,” which is a common-sense measure to ensure that our nation’s heroes can pass through airport security with the respect and … Continue reading

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House budget plan calls for increased airline taxes; ALPA opposes

The House of Representatives today voted in favor of a budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  This budget includes an unwarranted proposal to double the TSA Security fee from $2.50 per segment to $5 in each direction.  Increasing the … Continue reading

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Questions expected on FAA reforms, TSA resources and sequester at Congressional hearings today

Federal Aviation (FAA)  Administrator Michael Huerta will testify today before the House Aviation Subcommittee on the implementation of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (which finally reauthorized the agency last year after 5 years of short term extensions).  … Continue reading

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No Hassle Flying Act Passes Senate

Yesterday, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Blunt (R-MO) to eliminate redundant baggage screening for travelers arriving from airports that participate in the United States’ pre-clearance program.  Currently, baggage undergoing high-level screening procedures at … Continue reading

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