Stand with United Airlines Against Unfair Competition

U.S. aviation jobs are at risk of moving overseas because of unfair competition by massively subsidized airlines from two countries, the UAE and Qatar, that are rapidly expanding into the U.S. without regard to profit and in violation of international agreements.

This spring, Qatar Airways announced its planned expansion to San Francisco, a subsidized route that violates Open Skies agreements and puts American jobs at risk. In March, Emirates launched year-round service from Athens, Greece to Newark – a route that no market-driven airline could financially sustain on its own during the low demand winter months. We gathered at Newark Airport in March to rally for a level playing field.

United workers across the country are making it clear to our President and Congress that we will not be turning a blind eye to trade violations that put our jobs at risk. On behalf of the 87,000 hardworking employees of United Airlines, we need you to join us in the fight for #FairFlights.

STEP 1: Send a tweet letting President Trump know our aviation agreements are supposed to keep fair competition in the skies.

I’m calling on @realDonaldTrump to enforce #OpenSkies & protect US aviation jobs from massively subsidized UAE & Qatar airlines #FairFlights
.@RealDonaldTrump: Keep #AmericaFirst & prevent UAE & Qatar airlines from grounding #US aviation jobs: #FairFlights
As subsidized Gulf carrier expansion continues, more and more aviation jobs are at risk. @RealDonaldTrump, we need to enforce #OpenSkies.


STEP 2: Share these graphics in a Facebook post to spread the word that our trade deals need to be good deals for U.S. workers.

United is part of the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, along with Delta, American Airways and our labor unions, which has documented nearly $50 billion in government subsidies to Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates. We’re working together to make sure that President Trump and Congress hear why enforcing Open Skies matters to your job!