If airlines spend $39b on stock buybacks, why would they not sell shares to raise capital at a loss, before coming to the government for bailout?

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Because they want to keep their monies

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Because their stock price approaches zero

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It's precisely why borrowing money to fund stock buybacks in good times increase risk. You are mortgaging the future to buy something that is fairly valued or over valued and will only realistically sell it when it is undervalued. It is textbook value destruction and only makes sense in a short term or risk less environment. Buying your own shares when you're undervalued as a way to use cash isn't bad, but almost no one does that.

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