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Airline industry official defends response to pandemic

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 14:18:06-04

Passenger airlines are already in line to receive up to $50 billion in taxpayer money to survive the pandemic, and they're asking for $25 billion more. Critics say the carriers should have saved more money when they were making record profits. But the head of the airlines' trade group says they ‘did everything right’ and were ready for disaster — just not an unprecedented plague like the coronavirus. Nicholas Calio, head of Airlines for America, talks to The Associated Press.