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.

Updated April 2024

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. In addition, we’re working with Cage Marshall to schedule webinars and more information is coming soon.  Learn more >> 

Prepare for All Scenarios with These Checklists

Even 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...

From the FPSP Coordinator

Active Pilots: English | Français

Furloughed Pilots (U.S.)

Furloughed Pilots (Canada): English | Français

Airline Shutdown Pilots: English Français 

Guidance for MECs: English Français

Explore Alternate Employment

Organizations that host career fairs in conjunction with their annual conferences.
If you attend, be sure to stop by the ALPA booth (unless otherwise noted):


Simulator Instructor


Part 135 Operators


Part 121 Operators


U.S. Government Jobs


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 >>

Fraud Alert

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>>

Contact Us
Capt. John Tabet (SPA), FPSP Coordinator