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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    Incorrect on many levels.
    lol. I can practice bigotry too; left wing bigotry goes like this, You are simply Wrong even though you are on the Right and I am Right even though I am on the Left.

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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Well they can for a short period of time.

    After a month the lockdowns will have to be lifted. This cannot be a permanent solution. Airlines are very profitable when people are traveling
    Which is why so many have gone bankrupt, merged etc over time


    Heck Warren Buffet up until 2017 said it was a horrible industry to invest in with more money lost than made for investors (Few airlines have been the exception ie Southwest, Ryan Air etc)
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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Your post is incoherent, uneducated and makes no sense.

    It is not socialism to compensate businesses that are failing because of a temporary crisis necessitating massive government action.

    You cannot point to anyway you’ve been “burnt” If an airline receives an interest free loan to keep employees on staff.
    How do you feel about GM and FCA?
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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Let's use even more "macro" math. Since it was OK for congress to double the national debt under Obama, let's just have congress give Trump that same deal.
    It did not double under Obama it increased by 74%. (largest by dollar value)

    But it was close, it doubled under Bush 2, it did not double under Clinton (as % increase quite small, nor did it double under Bush 1 (only 4 years) It more than doubled under Reagan, (worst president in modern history in that regard
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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    lol. I can practice bigotry too; left wing bigotry goes like this, You are simply Wrong even though you are on the Right and I am Right even though I am on the Left.
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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Obviously our domestic airlines industry is going to require a pretty significant bailout if they are to survive this. However, we would be crazy not to put some conditions on it. For example, they should have to agree to do away with domestic baggage fees.
    I have a good friend who is a senior mechanic in this industry - he got the word today he was "temporarily laid off" for a month.


    But helping out crumbling airlines is a slush fund, or something

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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I have a good friend who is a senior mechanic in this industry - he got the word today he was "temporarily laid off" for a month.


    But helping out crumbling airlines is a slush fund, or something
    Crumbling? the industry profited 28 Billion last year, and they squandered the tax break they got. Give them a bailout if the fire the CEO's who put them in this situation.

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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    Gee, with their record profits and corporate tax cuts, I'm surprised rhey aren't in a position to weather the storm. What happened to all that money?
    Yeah, they're profitable all right. They profit about $20 per passenger. And that's only if the plane is almost full.

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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I have a good friend who is a senior mechanic in this industry - he got the word today he was "temporarily laid off" for a month.


    But helping out crumbling airlines is a slush fund, or something
    I think people are mad that airlines, particularly American Airlines, put most of their income into stock buybacks.

    Airlines and Boeing want a bailout — but look how much they’ve spent on stock buybacks - MarketWatch

    That said, I think we would be crazy to risk the liquidation of our domestic airline industry. If a major carrier in the U.S. folded, it would almost certainly be China Southern or China Eastern that bought up their assets.
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    Re: United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think people are mad that airlines, particularly American Airlines, put most of their income into stock buybacks.

    Airlines and Boeing want a bailout — but look how much they’ve spent on stock buybacks - MarketWatch

    That said, I think we would be crazy to risk the liquidation of our domestic airline industry. If a major carrier in the U.S. folded, it would almost certainly be China Southern or China Eastern that bought up their assets.
    All the majors in the last decade or so have reorganized under Chapter 11. The world did not end.

    In the meantime they've had poor business practices. They should do Chapter 11 again. The world will not end and it's better than taxpayer bailout. Considering how many big companies (Amazon) don't even pay federal income taxes, the tax base is pretty much the working people.

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