Airlines Go Back to Congress for Money to Preserve Jobs


Airlines are asking the government to again step in with funds to help them prevent tens of thousands of job losses.

Airlines were barred from laying off or furloughing employees this summer as a condition of the $25 billion in aid they received under the broad economic stimulus package passed in March. Those restrictions will be lifted Oct. 1, and U.S. airlines have outlined furlough plans that could affect over 75,000 pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and other workers when that day comes.

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