Ways You Can Help Save Our Skies

Help safeguard U.S. aviation jobs and the future of the entire industry! Learn more about the challenges facing airline pilots today, and the simple actions you can take to help our industry rise above the noise. 

Massive Subsidies Undermine Fair Competition

We welcome robust competition on a level playing field. But with these state-owned airlines taking advantage of unprecedented subsidies, the playing field is decidedly not level. Sign the Petition for Open and Fair Skies.


The Impact of Foreign Competitors on the American Economy

The U.S. airline industry directly supports more than half a million jobs across the country. Losing international routes to state-owned foreign carriers will eliminate tens of thousands of jobs for American pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics.

U.S. Taxpayers Are Propping Up Foreign Airlines

When the U.S. government provides handouts to state-owned foreign carriers, it is choosing foreign companies over its own airline industry. When the U.S. government opens a customs and immigration preclearance facility in a country where U.S. airline pilots don't fly, it is choosing foreign airlines over its own airline industry. Not a single U.S. tax dollar should support resources and staffing at a foreign airport when it could help streamline security here at home.
Stop US Loans to Foreign Airlines Who Don't Need Them

The Export-Import Bank is supposed to finance export deals that support the US economy, not take away US aviation jobs. However, it is loaning money to government-sponsored foreign airlines that already have unlimited access to cash and cheap fuel. These foreign airlines are using these loans, backed by US taxpayers, to increase their fleet and capacity in order to steal routes from US airlines. It’s time to reform the bank.

There Is Too Much on the Line Not to Take Action

Save Our Skies (SOS) is a national campaign advocating for policies that protect U.S. aviation jobs and the future of the U.S. aviation industry – which are at risk in a global marketplace that favors foreign, state-owned airlines. These airlines, most of which are provided unlimited cash and cheap fuel by their governments, are scheming their way into U.S. markets – thus taking routes and business away from U.S. carriers. On top of that, our very own U.S. government regularly provides taxpayer-funded handouts to these foreign airlines who simply do not need the money. SOS attracts and engages people from across the nation who support a level playing field for the U.S. aviation industry.

Deny NAI: Let’s Finish the Job

The clock is ticking for the U.S. Department of Transportation to make a final decision on whether to deny Norwegian Air International’s scheme to fly into the U.S. We’ve won the first battle in this fight, but we need your support now more than ever to put pressure on DOT, the White House and Congress to protect U.S. aviation jobs. ALPA members, engage today; join the Call to Action!


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  • @RepSires

    Thank you @RepMikeQuigley for highlighting the strong #bipartisan to #DenyNAI during today’s THUD hearing.

  • @WeAreALPA

    Thank you Democratic Leader @NancyPelosi for fighting for U.S. #jobs & urging #USDOT @SecretaryFoxx to #DenyNAI.

  • @OpenFairSkies

    "It will threaten our entire industry." @WeAreALPA Capt. Rick Dominguez on ME3 carriers threat to U.S. aviation jobs: http://reut.rs/1wLJQya

  • @VNVPresident

    Subsidies for ME3 enabled massive deployment of subsidized capacity at un precedented rates. @fairskies @IATA


  • Gulf Carrier Letter Congress April 30
    Bipartisan letter expresses concern over subsidies
  • Gulf Carrier Letter ALPA April 8
    ALPA seeks Congressional support for Open Skies consultations
  • Gulf Carrier LetterVarious UnionsApril 15
    Airline/labor coalition asks Congress to resolve subsidies issue
  • Op-EdALPAApril 15
    ALPA says Deal's a Deal; let's get facts straight on airlines' finances
  • NAS Pilots LetterALPAMarch 3
    ALPA supports Norwegian Air Shuttle pilots as they continue their strike