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Gary L. Ackerman

Auto CEOs come begging on private jets

WASHINGTON - Embattled U.S. automakers added a new entry to their list of troubles yesterday: executive jet travel.

For a second consecutive day, the chief executives of Detroit's Big Three tried to persuade a skeptical Congress that they deserve $25 billion in emergency loans. But that message was drowned out by discussion of their corporate flying habits, and the Senate later scrapped plans for a vote on the loans today - dimming hopes for a rescue plan this year.

The executives from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler insisted they had gotten serious about producing smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles. They also told how they had trimmed corporate fat and renegotiated generous...