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U.S. airlines begin negotiations for coronavirus aid focused on front-line workers; More than a half-dozen carriers are seeking government support to pay employees and stay afloat.

Apr 06, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

More than a half-dozen U.S. carriers have applied for federal relief money to help keep them running and their front-line workers on the job amid the unprecedented drop in airline traffic caused by the novel coronavirus.

American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United are among the airlines that filed applications by the Friday deadline guaranteeing them fast consideration for their share of the $2 trillion economic rescue package approved by Congress last month.

Carriers wil...