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Texas-based American Airlines says it will begin furloughing 19,000 workers due to no aid deal

A fleet of American Airlines planes being stored in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says it will furlough 19,000 workers on Thursday because negotiations over more federal help for airlines have failed to produce a deal.

U.S. passenger airlines and their labor unions are lobbying for another $25 billion in taxpayer money to pay workers for six more months, through next March.

But their request is tied up in stalled negotiations over a larger pandemic-relief measure.

Airline industry officials admit prospects look bleak in the face of a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats over more pandemic relief.

Airlines are losing billions because of a sharp drop in travel during the pandemic.

Associated Press



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    1. Donald Trump has created 100’s of thousands of jobs over the past 50 years in the private sector and as President. Biden has been living off of the government. Open your eyes to the facts. You’re an idiot.

  2. When airlines treat first class passengers like cattle, they quit flying. What the hell did you think would happen? I am not paying first class fares, and getting a box lunch, then getting told no drinks and wear a mask for a 10 hour flight.

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