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A Delta Air Lines A319 holds short as an American Airlines A321 departs Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Opinion: Airlines Are Shilling for Third Bailout. That Can’t Happen.

Late last year, the impending arrival of vaccines for COVID-19 stood as a glimmer of hope for the travel industry. Many thought vaccines would help travel return and begin down the path toward normalcy for airlines. But even now, with multiple vaccines beginning distribution, that optimism has quickly soured. There are a few reasons behind this. The first is that vaccine rollout wasn’t as robust as many had hoped. People are getting vaccinated at a slower pace than expected. While…