Write to the White House
Click here to send an email to the White House – ask President Trump to enforce our Open Skies agreements, end the Gulf carrier subsidies and stand up for hard working Americans. A sample letter is provided below:
Dear President Trump,
Thank you for standing up for the 1.2 million American workers who support the U.S. airline industry. Your administration’s agreement with the State of Qatar will ensure Qatar Airways operates in a more transparent manner. We hope and expect that it will soon bring an end to Qatar’s rule breaking subsidies for Qatar Airways.
The subsidies, provided by Qatar, as well as the United Arab Emirates, are harming the U.S. airline industry and costing American jobs. Every time a U.S. carrier is pushed off a route by a subsidized Gulf carrier, we lose 1,500 American jobs. Eventually, this situation will put the entire U.S. aviation industry – and all of the jobs it supports – at risk. These subsidies clearly violate an important international agreement with our country and place our U.S. airlines at a severe, competitive disadvantage.
While the agreement with Qatar is significant, I urge your administration to monitor Qatar’s actions to ensure it keeps its commitments.
Moving forward, I hope you will build on today’s announcement and negotiate a tough deal with the United Arab Emirates to ensure it stops subsidizing Emirates and Etihad Airways.
The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies is a coalition that includes American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, along with the Air Line Pilots Association, the Allied Pilots Association, the Southwest Airline Pilots’ Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the Communications Workers of America, and the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. For more information, please visit www.openandfairskies.com or follow us @OpenFairSkies.