As Americans book their holiday travel plans, they have numerous airlines and routes from which to choose. These choices are the result of hard work, innovation and competition that have enabled the travel industry to grow and thrive over the years. But today, the U.S. aviation industry faces a threat the likes of which I've never seen in my 27 years as an airline pilot. Without strong action from the Trump administration, it could destroy the foundation of the U.S. airline industry and hurt the millions of people who rely on it for good-paying jobs.
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Captain Tim Canoll is the tenth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International, which represents more than 54,000 professional airline pilots.
This week, the U.S. Travel Association will bring industry professionals to Washington, D.C., for their annual meeting. But they won’t be speaking for the whole travel industry because, frankly, they’re missing some key players. U.S. Travel doesn’t represent a single major U.S. airline, yet they have waded deeply into a debate about the future of the U.S. airline industry and its ability to compete fairly. It’s a debate about government-subsidized foreign airlines and the threat they pose to our economy and millions of American jobs. And, despite its name, “U.S. Travel” is taking sides on behalf of foreign interests.