Our Future Our Fight

Welcome to the Our Future. Our Fight website. Here, Delta employees can learn all about how the future of US aviation is at stake and what can be done to help. Be sure to spread the word and encourage friends and family to join the fight.

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fairer skies.

Emirates Airline. Etihad Airways. Qatar Airways. These three airlines, also known as the Gulf Carriers, are state owned enterprises that are subsidized by their countries’ governments. This means that they have a constant flow of money, and they can set ticket prices as low as they want.

So while the Gulf Carriers are quickly expanding international services, U.S. airlines can’t compete with their unreasonably low prices and are having to stop flights to international destinations. Even though the Gulf Carriers are based in countries a fraction of the size of the U.S. and China, they have more than twice as many wide-body aircraft on order as both countries combined. The numbers just don’t add up. These are direct violations of the Open Skies Agreements—violations that are causing U.S. carriers to lose international routes and American people to lose jobs. The future of U.S. aviation is at stake, and it’s time to speak up and protect it.

What's Been Done

Just the facts

The future is affected in more ways than one. Educate yourself on the Gulf Carriers’ violations and act now to protect U.S. jobs.

  • Protect U.S. Jobs

    • The Gulf Carriers have the unfair advantage of their government providing them billons of dollars in subsidies. It’s putting U.S. carriers at risk of going out of business.
    • For every international route that U.S. airlines lose, 1500 Americans lose their jobs.
  • Learn About Subsidies

    • The Gulf Carriers are receiving billions of dollars because they’re subsidized by their countries’ governments.
    • Because they have large sums of money available, these three airlines don’t have to rely on profit.

Take action

Join the fight to defend American jobs and protect the future of U.S. aviation. Every voice counts.

  • Tweet President Trump
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    Contact your member of Congress through Facebook Townhall and have your voice heard.

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  • Write an email

    Write an email

    Make a difference by sending a message to Congress and President Trump via email.

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  • Tweet Congress

    Tweet Congress

    Join the fight to enforce trade agreements by reaching out to Congress.

    Contact your Rep.

See Delta in motion

Delta is working with United Airlines, American Airlines, and a number of aviation unions through the Partnership with Open & Fair Skies, calling on the president and Congress to enforce Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Delta employees have also been visiting the offices of House and Senate members in person, pressing them to tackle the unfair subsidies given to the Gulf carriers. Every voice counts, so continue to tweet, message and send emails. With over 80,000 employees, Delta stands to be noticed.

Delta releases full-length video educating employees on Gulf carrier subsidies

By Staff Writer · posted June 28, 2017

To explain the threat subsidized state-owned Gulf carriers pose to Delta, the U.S. aviation industry and millions of jobs, the airline produced for its employees a ​video featuring the perspectives of Delta employees and executives, as well as experts in trade, economics and aviation.

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'Our livelihoods at stake:' Employees make case against Gulf carriers on Capitol Hill

By Charles Gay · posted April 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - For Maria Bartlett, Delta’s effort to urge U.S. legislators to enforce aviation trade agreements isn’t some intellectual debate over arcane rules or industry policy.

It’s about jobs. Hers and her husband’s.

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Statement from Partnership for Open & Fair Skies on Emirates route to Newark

By Staff Writer • posted Jan. 23, 2017 1:41 pm

Follow Delta News Hub on TwitterFollow Delta News Hub on FacebookGoogle+Follow Delta News Hub on LinkedInEmail Delta News Hub Washington, D.C. – In response to Emirates’ planned fifth freedom route from Dubai to Newark through Athens, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies issued the following statement:

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Minnesota’s representatives ask Trump Administration to enforce Open Skies

By Staff Writer • posted May 16, 2017 2:28 pm

All eight members of Minnesota’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives released a letter today sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking for action against egregious trade violations by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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Georgia leaders call for enforcing Open Skies to protect U.S. jobs

By Staff Writer • posted May 9, 2017 1:56 pm

Today, leading members of Georgia’s business community and the top political figures in the state released letters calling for action against major violations of international trade deals by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

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Congress urges U.S. president to bar new Emirates Athens-Newark flight

By Staff Writer • posted March 9, 2017 1:34 pm

On Wednesday, 25 members of Congress from the New York/New Jersey area sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. President Trump, which urged him to take action to enforce America’s Open Skies agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

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