One of the participants in an online discussion group gave me permission to steal his novel economic proposal for the entertainment of you blog readers.
Force every oil company to buy at least one airline, i.e. make the operation of an oil company conditional on owning an airline with the size and scope of one of the US majors. Then Congress does not have to worry about bailing out airlines, and they don't have to worry about public outrage about exorbitant profits at oil companies either. It is a win-win all around!
Also, you could redeem petro points for air miles.