ALPA's Furloughed Pilots Support Program
Your union is here to help. From a downgrade or displacement to a furlough or shutdown and everything in between, ALPA’s Furloughed Pilots Support Program (FPSP) provides options, resources, and valuable contacts to help you through a critical period in your career. The FPSP was most recently activated during the pandemic, supplying you with the knowledge and information you needed to make sound decisions for you and your family as you navigated challenges during an unprecedented time in our industry. Resources remain available and are updated as needed by the ALPA Membership Committee.
Understanding Your Benefits During a Furlough Webinars
ALPA’s Retirement and Insurance team is here to help you on issues like health insurance, COBRA, 401(k), unemployment, financial planning, and other benefits important to you. Webinars were recorded during the pandemic, and replays are still available for your information. Learn more >>
Prepare for All Scenarios with These ChecklistsEven if you haven’t received a furlough notice, we have extensive guidance and assistance to help minimize uncertainty and frustration. While your situation may take unique turns, find the document most relevant to your current situation to help you prepare...
Explore Alternate Employment
If you are searching for temporary income relief, ALPA can help you find alternatives to airline jobs. Get started >>
File for Unemployment Insurance
The U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment insurance programs provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and meet certain other eligibility requirements. Programs vary by state. Learn more >>
Canada offers Employment Insurance (EI) that provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (e.g., due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass layoffs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job. Learn more >>
Flight Path Newsletters
Flight Path is a monthly newsletter with updates from the FPSP.
Be advised that entities are preying on individuals dealing with adverse situations. Please be aware of coronavirus scams. Read tips to identify and avoid scams>>
Capt. John Tabet (SPA), FPSP Coordinator