Airlines do not need a bail out

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FT.com / Global Economy - Airlines seek cash for ash as flights restart.

I was caught up in all this.

I suffered disruption.

I suffered a cost.

I'm not asking for a government bail out.

I think the government did the right thing. In the face of unknown risk they were cautious. I'm glad they were.

Why should airlines be bailed out when I won't be?

As ever the likes of Branson (on television last night) want to put their hand in the tax pot without ever paying into it.

That's unacceptable.

Business has to accept its own risks. In the airline business that includes the risk of being unable to fly.