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  1. The “Which foreign airlines receive the biggest loan subsidies” title is backwards. Should be looking at which company (that would be Boeing) benefits from these loans the most. Airlines can default on these same as any other, it’s the company collecting it that benefits.

  2. FlyingBear: Guaranteed loans mean lower risk and thus lower finance charges. This means lower cost for the airlines (as well as a better chance for boeing to compete vs. Airbus.) Boeing benefits the most, but there’s a big benefit to the carriers as well.

  3. zippy chance i’m flying to EWR to fly to Europe, but i wouldn’t mind dulles non-stops being filled by not-United

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