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Airlines Ask Congress for Another Bailout

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Airlines Ask Congress for Another Bailout

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Airlines Ask Congress for Another Bailout

Airlines Ask Congress for Another Bailout

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Commerical airlines struggling in a sluggish U.S. economy, compounded by war, push for economic help from Congress. Airlines are asking for $9 billion in aid, but lawmakers are reluctant to grant that amount. They say the airlines remain inefficient, even after Congress granted a $15 billion bailout in 2001. NPR's Peter Overby reports.