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Travel smart with these union airlines and hotels

June 28, 2019 Updated: September 8, 2020

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When you take to the skies, rest easy knowing the folks running show are trained union professionals.  Below is a list of airlines and hotel chains represented by union members.


  • Air Midwest Inc. (IAM)
  • Air Wisconsin (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Alaska Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Aloha Airlines (TWU)
  • America West Airlines Inc. (TWU)
  • American Airlines Inc. (FEIA)
  • American Eagle Airlines: Div. AMR Corp (TWU)
  • Atlantic Coast Airlines (AMFA)
  • Bemidji Aviation (IAM)
  • Canadian North (ALPA)
  • CommutAir (ALPA)
  • Compass Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Continental Airlines (AFA-CWA)
  • Continental Micronesia Airlines (AFA-CWA)
  • Delta (ALPA)
  • Endeavor Air (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Envoy Air (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Express Jet (ALPA)
  • Frontier Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Hawaiian Airlines (AFA-CWA: ALPA)
  • Horizon Air (AFA-CWA)
  • Island Air (ALPA)
  • JetBlue (ALPA)
  • Mesa Air Group (AFA-CWA;; ALPA)
  • Miami Air International (AFA-CWA)
  • Mesaba Airlines (AFA-CWA)
  • Omni Air International (AFA-CWA)
  • Piedmont Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • PSA Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Silver Airways (AFA-CWA)
  • Southwest Airlines (TWU)
  • Spirit Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • Sun Country (ALPA)
  • United Airlines (AFA-CWA; ALPA)
  • US Airways (AFA-CWA)
  • Virgin America (ALPA)

Full list of ALPA organized airlines.

Hotel Chains*

  • Best Western
  • Comfort Inn
  • Hilton
  • Holiday Inn
  • Marriott
  • Radisson
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Sheraton
  • Westin

*Some of the hotel chains listed above have specific unionized locations. To find out exactly which of the hotels you’re looking to book, employs workers of UNITE HERE, please search within the Union Hotel Guide — maintained by the UNITE HERE site where you’ll be able to search hotels by city, state, hotel name or metro area.

The full names of the unions above are:  Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and UNITE HERE. If you know of any that are missing, please email info@unionplus.org.

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