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Good morning Mr. Trump. Do you have some time this morning to hear a few words from the U.S. airline industry and its unions?

An advocacy group representing American (AAL) - Get American Airlines Group, Inc. Report , Delta (DAL) - Get Delta Air Lines, Inc. Report and United (UAL) - Get United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Report , as well as five flight attendant and pilot unions, has bought ads directed personally to Donald Trump, asking the president to help save American jobs by halting the rapid U.S. expansion by the subsidized carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar airlines.

The video ad is slated to appear for three weeks on MSNBC's Morning Joe and Fox's Fox & Friends, two morning TV shows the president is known to watch.

The video can be see here.

The print ad appeared Thursday in The New York Post and The New York Times, two morning newspapers the president is known to read.

The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies said it spent a six-figure sum on the ad buy.

The ads come four days after Emirates inaugurated year-round service on an Athens-Newark route, using a Boeing 777 seating 354 passengers.

United operates the route in the summer, but can't find a way to make money in the winter, when only about 100 passengers travel daily between the two cities, the carrier said.

Emirates' flight loses money and is enabled by subsidies, United President Scott Kirby has said.

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The TV ad begins with film of Trump promising to "stand up to trade cheating" and protect American jobs.

"Nowhere is that threat more real than America's airline industry {where} 1.2 million jobs are at risk because Mideast airlines pump billions of dollars into their airlines," a narrator says.

The ad concludes: "President Trump, America's airline workers are counting on you."

The newspaper ad, which presents a letter to the president, refers specifically to Emirates' Athens-Newark route. It says, "Every time a U.S. carrier is pushed off a route by a subsidized airline, such as Emirates, it means we lose 1,500 American jobs.

"Mr. President, you campaigned to protect and promote American jobs against foreign interests who for too long have taken advantage right here in this country," it says. "This is an incredible opportunity to make good on that pledge."

Jill Zuckman, spokeswoman for the partnership, said, "The billions of dollars in illegal Gulf carrier subsidies are brazen violations of our Open Skies agreements and a perfect example of the type of trade cheating that President Trump abhors.

"We are respectfully looking to President Trump and his administration for help," Zuckman said.

The letter is signed by American, Delta, United and five unions: the Air Line Pilots Association, the Allied Pilots Association, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Association of Flight Attendants.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.