Airline Industry Gets Stimulus Boost As Restaurants Suffer

Airlines stand to get $15 billion in the COVID stimulus plan. Meanwhile, the much bigger restaurant industry isn’t getting the same support.

Airline Industry Gets Stimulus Boost As Restaurants Suffer
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 1, 2020, file photo, United Airlines planes are parked at gates at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Congress’ $900 billion pandemic relief package, which passed Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, includes $15 billion for the airline industry and an extension of their Payroll Support Program from the previous rescue bill in March. Seth Wenig, File / AP Photo
Airline Industry Gets Stimulus Boost As Restaurants Suffer
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 1, 2020, file photo, United Airlines planes are parked at gates at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Congress’ $900 billion pandemic relief package, which passed Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, includes $15 billion for the airline industry and an extension of their Payroll Support Program from the previous rescue bill in March. Seth Wenig, File / AP Photo

Airline Industry Gets Stimulus Boost As Restaurants Suffer

Airlines stand to get $15 billion in the COVID stimulus plan. Meanwhile, the much bigger restaurant industry isn’t getting the same support.

Airlines stand to get $15 billion in the COVID stimulus plan. Meanwhile, the much bigger restaurant industry isn’t getting the same support.

Reset check in with a business journalist who covered the dichotomy in a piece called Why Airlines Outrank Restaurants In Relief Aid.

GUEST: Joe Nocera, Bloomberg Opinion columnist