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US airline workers lose jobs after stimulus failure

Tens of thousands of airlines workers are out of a job in the United States after Congress failed to reach a last-minute stimulus deal. As many as 50,000 aviation staff face an uncertain future as the travel industry continues to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic. It is estimated that air travel is down 70 percent and may take years to recover.
Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports.

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    remember majority of US airlines are based in Panama

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    Deathless Outlaw

    Zero sympathy.

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    People want socialism sadly, after they supported their goverments interventions and deliberately killing off the economy, socialism will become very very popular. Time to go back to financial slavery to survive..

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    This is business. Profit and loss. No bailouts. No more piles of debt.

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    The airline Industries have been corrupt for a long time stewardesses use the planes for a brothel as well as the crew any money given for stimulus was stolen misappropriated misplaced hahaha

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    Nationalize the airlines make the seat room Headroom legroom much larger service on the plains much better better food repudiate the debt it is the bondholders that put us in this mess with their speculation they're cheating and they're lying the executives stealing it all manipulating it all let them eat cake

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    Very nice 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

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    Democrats are of course the ones blocking the stimulus package.

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    Ryad Hasan Ahmed

    Privatise the profits, socialise the losses

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    30:27 Anyone want to do this with me😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

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    File unemployment like the rest of us. What makes the airline industry more important than every other industry out there suffering. This is why every industry now is crying for a Government Bailout..

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    I saw this news in china media. I found the comment of Chinese, They were very very happy in this news.
    USA, How to face the Chinese. Fighting USA

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    Giving money to banks, businesses, is not economy moving flow. That money cant be spent on individual goods and services. Most of ppp money is sitting in bank coffers.

    The individual consumer, is the one need the stimulus, so it can buy and move units.

    O well…. let it crash.

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    They want sympathy for the industry that facilitated the spread of the virus? Not from me! Who goes around the world in 201920 to study , take a trip for a week for a " holiday " , or business trip in the age of the internet! This was a long time coming! Covid is bad, but not as bad as something that kills at the rate of Ebola and spreads as fast as covid got loose! We are getting off with a warning!

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    CEOs can do their part by taking pay cuts instead of millions they hog up, end the greed based economic system

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    One like for Muslim for all the world🇮🇳🇵🇰 🇹🇷❤👇🏻.Turkey Pakistan India Bangladesh

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    Maybe now they blame capitalism, the WAGE SYSTEM!
    Maybe now they’d prefer EQUAL WEALTH WORLDWIDE?
    Maybe now they’ll demand a GUARANTEED RESIDUAL INCOME?

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    There’s 40 million unemployed Americans & they thought dtrumpf would protect them? 🤣🤦🏽‍♂️ white Americans voted dtrumpf in now they have to deal with it 🤷🏾‍♂️🤣.

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    Okay folks if you think ticket prices baggage prices or bad now wait until the airlines try to recoup their losses

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    What makes you airline people think you are special from the rest? You’ve had your special stimulus already. now tome to move on with reality like the rest of the world.

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    Your bosses should’ve saved money for a rainy day. Blame them

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    CEO,care about their workers. Did anyone get that joke?

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    This industry destroyed the environment world wide

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    Private industry please stop taking tax payer money to prop up your capitalist companies. If you want to know how to say your jobs vote democrat, raise taxes, stop paying out dividends, and sale your company to the American people. We seem to pay most of the bills anyways. One last thing START PAYING YOUR TAXES

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    There is always "Onlyfans", and just be direct with your true career aspirations.

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    Bailout will not solve the problem , bankruptcy will . Years of buy back policies on their shares , multimillion salaries for their top management just the tip of the iceberg what is wrong with airline industry .

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    US dollar world now in job loss. when US and its dollar caused hunger , poverty and dropping bombs in middle east , they never shed the tears.

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