Airline Workers Press Trump to Crack Down on Middle East Carriers' ‘unfair' Subsidies From Home Countries

WASHINGTON -- Major carriers like American Airlines are still waiting for "America first" to reach the skies.Pilots and flight attendants from Fort Worth-based American and other airlines on Wednesday took to Capitol Hill to throttle up their years-long complaint that three state-owned airlines in the Middle East are using big subsidies from their home countries to unfairly stifle competition on lucrative international routes.And their call for President Donald Trump to crack down on that practice leaned on the same populist pitch that fueled the Republican's rise. "President Trump has made it clear that stopping trade cheaters and standing up for the American worker and their families is his top priority," said Bob Ross, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. "We're looking forward to him keeping his word."  Continue reading...

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