COVID-19: How Aviation is Fighting for Survival

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    References:
    [1] www.eurocontrol.int/news/celebrating-100-years-transatlantic-flights
    [2] hub.united.com/2020-03-17-united-airlines-further-reduces-domestic-and-international-schedules-2645516655.html
    [3] docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1cRgtHZ4sRPj4BdcJa2y09SKaG8SRrLLtntHSegfmmoU/htmlview
    [4] media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/NYS/UAL/reports/032702.pdf; americanairlines.gcs-web.com/static-files/980efd76-fcc6-497a-8933-23f212512019; d1lge852tjjqow.cloudfront.net/CIK-0000027904/916484c6-c1ce-4ecd-90d7-ae41981ab8b4.pdf
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Ruby H.
Ruby H.

In 2019 I was an unemployed, stay at home couch potato. Every called me a lazy bastard. Now in 2020, suddenly I'm called a responsible, model citizen!

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Kagan Roy
Kagan Roy

I trained to be a pilot on 2015-16. While I learned to be a competent pilot, the culture of the industry I found terribly toxic, and not very welcoming to anyone different from what they view as pilot material. Well its starting to look like it was actually a good thing that I didnt make it in this business.

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Tim Anderson
Tim Anderson

Perhaps 40 billion in stock buybacks to pad executive compensation was not such a good idea after all.......

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funyguy
funyguy

Sorry to those who have lost their jobs but lets be brutally honest here , aviation is the reason this virus has spread the world over ,. how else could it have spread so fast in a matter of weeks ? ,. some things just need to be said

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JBA512
JBA512

Still shitloads of planes in the air daily

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Tjo Wen
Tjo Wen

thanks, China.

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klarigi4219
klarigi4219

10:00 Sam we all know what you look like smh

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kunal lakhera
kunal lakhera

Great content....Keep working....Also create Case studies on India.....Love from 🇮🇳

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PaladinGuy
PaladinGuy

"Trains good. Cars bad. Planes even worse." -Well There's Your Problem Podcast.

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1
1

This is the aviation industries Karma for overcharging, over cramping and treating customers like crap. Ofcouse they are being bailed out tho cause the government likes socialism when its for the wealthy companies but not the poor

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itz_glitterwolfplayz0w0
itz_glitterwolfplayz0w0

2012 people: Wait I thought the world was going to end now! 2020 people: GET THE TOILET PAPER!!!

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cheese chisel
cheese chisel

aircraft don't become unusable from sitting around in storage mode ... the planes will still be here, it will certainly survive

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Micah Tataje
Micah Tataje

*works in the airline industry, sweating profusely*  Also, I would like to personally thank all US taxpayers for the bail out.

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Nekros
Nekros

I'm sorry to all the workers, but I eagerly await all 6 of them to kick the bucket so new guys can take over.

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Venus ,
Venus ,

*it all goes downhill from here*

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anrojoo
anrojoo

this might be the best thing that has ever happened to the airline industry as a whole, as it will allow bad structures to collapse and be reborn anew with a new better optimized more efficient and productive industry. Its like quitting, resetting a restarting a videogame once you know what not to do

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Joz Pinto Gonzalez
Joz Pinto Gonzalez

your videos are simply great and entertaining!! but...c'mon...you hardly ever speak about us, southamericans u_u apart from brazil of course...i'm peruvian and it would be cool to see some content focused on this part of the world.

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Jason Aus
Jason Aus

Considering they were the main carriers to the world, it makes sense that it would collapse

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Darth Senate
Darth Senate

Am I the only one who admits that most of the stock footage for the American airports are from SeaTac? Lol. Washington is hell when compared to the other states when it comes to the Corona Virus.

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CheesyBread
CheesyBread

Delta puts Money printer goes brrrrrr

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John von Shepard
John von Shepard

I DON WAN ET, NEVA AV!

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sogma Lukem
sogma Lukem

I'm loving this whole coronavirus thing! no traffic, super cheap flights, i get to work and back in record time. we need to have coronavirus all the time!

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Lucas Simons
Lucas Simons

I'm not an expert but the cruise ship industry has taken a big hit too.

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Mario Kempes
Mario Kempes

Sam. Have you heard about this? Perhaps you can do one of your videos? https://earther.gizmodo.com/why-the-coronavirus-related-drop-in-air-travel-could-ma-1842474432

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rollthetape88
rollthetape88

we don't want excessive air travel its causeing global warming. carbon tax passenger flights, to put up operating costs to make it prohibitively expensivem therefore only essential travel will be made. buisnees meetings need to move to zoom conferencing. average joe doesn't need immediate access to anywhere on the planet its bonkers.

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Alex Surber
Alex Surber

So basically if you want to have no chance of catching coronavirus just move into an airport

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oh yeah mr crabs
oh yeah mr crabs

that get untied you broke drums

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Vincent Killen
Vincent Killen

what i hate is that they bought their own stocks when everything was good but now they want huge government bailouts while the individual doesnt know if he or she will get the government check to afford food for the week.

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GG_gamer YT
GG_gamer YT

The virus in italy came from Germany...

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senni bgon
senni bgon

Aviation: Struggling to survive American Trains: First time?

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Aleph Collins
Aleph Collins

Disconnect the World - Wide - Web 🕸️ series between recruiting (traffickers) agents & agencies as the Child Soldiers, Human (sex slaves) & the Traders, PIMPs(Agents), Prostitutes, Brothels (global), drug traffickers & smugglers.. Under the banner of; Traveling, Tourism, Aviation & Hotel management industries ?

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Simo Vaikre
Simo Vaikre

no indusrty that has been more impacted. Well probably no other industry that is more responsible for the spread of the virus.

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senni bgon
senni bgon

Now instead of police all over the world especially USA having this post 911 mentality ( TYRANTS ) now they will be scared of We the people. 🇺🇲

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Zenbeach Traveler
Zenbeach Traveler

Decades of Over pricing and BS promo fares! These companies need to be less Corrupt and greedy. Their ads alone are on your face corruption. Stop these abusive system when the virus is gone!

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P
P

Airlines had it coming. None of them kept their aircraft hygienic ever. Dirty toilets, dirty floors, dirty surfaces. Profit over hygiene was always a major turn off.

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e e
e e

thats what they get for postponing my flight from 6 to 12 and then canceling it for the next day

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R C
R C

Thank you China

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ash G.
ash G.

Let them die and the market will make better airlines.

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Mihai Ionuț
Mihai Ionuț

2009 pandemic was the first of the century

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Jose Ortega
Jose Ortega

It was actually February for me. I work, or worked, in China.

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Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd

If you need to blame the virus you need to blame the Chinese communists for the spread

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Car Toffeln
Car Toffeln

Good thing they were able to grow their profits, now they have a load of money saved up and we don't need to bail them out with tax dollars.... Right?

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MaskedMageYT
MaskedMageYT

Airlines 2019: buying back their own stocks to look good on paper, giving executives multi million dollar bonuses. Airlines 2020: Bail us out with taxpayer money! DONT BAIL OUT BIG COMPANY. IF YOU DO BAIL THEM OUT LET THE GOVERNMENT TAKE EQUITY OF THE COMPANY THAT GETS BAILED OUT. ENOUGH BAILING OUT THE BILLIONAIRES.

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Ryan Mettler
Ryan Mettler

This will force aviation to take steps toward health regulations specifically through the passing of diseases, and sickness

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Shawn Li
Shawn Li

airplane

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Jerry Gu
Jerry Gu

CNBC tried to enter your territory!

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keiming227
keiming227

1:52 Not "Most", is "All" Airlines are own or controlled by the Chinese central government

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Emajossch
Emajossch

Not excited about the prospect of my dollars being used to bailout the aviation industry which has spent so much of their money on stock buybacks in the past few years instead of saving or preparing for a crisis like this. Too big to fail? They've already failed, they're just so deep into the pockets of the government already it doesn't matter.

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DE EU
DE EU

Now instead of police all over the world especially USA having this post 911 mentality ( TYRANTS ) now they will be scared of We the people. 🇺🇲

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Just a Zebra that does minecraft totorials
Just a Zebra that does minecraft totorials

3:02 addresses such as what? im intrigued.. im guessing; 9/11, sandy hook, huricane *insert name*

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Andrei Maltsev
Andrei Maltsev

Sorry, I literally learned nothing new from this video... You turned into Game Theory

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R C
R C

The virus first spread to Japan , then to South Korea tho

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Occult Demon Cassette
Occult Demon Cassette

Too Big To Fail = Government should take over that business.

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AYL Yi-Huh
AYL Yi-Huh

coronavirus: about to end the aviation industry and put Wendover out of a job Wendover: hold my airplane

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Allen Nelson
Allen Nelson

When you don't have your health, nothing else matters. - Elon Musk.

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bob2000and10
bob2000and10

Tom Scott is a scumbag

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Mit Seraffej
Mit Seraffej

Somewhat ironic that the industry suffering the most is the industry responsible for the spread of the virus to all corners of the globe.

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drsiiiiin
drsiiiiin

Great content !!!! Thanks Soundtrack and the video editing is beautifully done

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Ross h23
Ross h23

Sounds like the airlines got the payback for stuffing people in like animals heading to slaughter

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phxntkms
phxntkms

are you hai or do all of you semi-educational youtubers sound the same like all news anchors

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mrseaweed1000
mrseaweed1000

Not a word about airline’s spending tens of billions over the past year on stock buybacks? I have no sympathy for these airlines.

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Ibn Walid Al Qurashi
Ibn Walid Al Qurashi

Sealed of all prophets,,, Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, said : 14 hundred years ago, whenever is plagued do (Not) run from that area and wherever it’s happening plague, do not enter that area.

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eedobee
eedobee

Good riddance to a filthy industry

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Scorned
Scorned

World has shut down and will stay shut down for months, crashing most people's wallets and well being due to isolation. All of this will be worse than the actual impact of the virus, be it 100.000 deaths or 500.000 deaths. I am lost for words at how fragile and incompetent the modern world is. I hope the next virus is actually dangerous to the survival of the species.

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ツツツMuhammad
ツツツMuhammad

Lol, no one is thinking about the environment? Look how clean the sky is becoming! All you guys think is money&planes....

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Mobile Oppression Palace
Mobile Oppression Palace

Covid-19 was created to reduce the global carbon footprint because no one was listening to Greta’s flight shaming.

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Vex T
Vex T

2020 Humans: COVID-19 worst pandemic ever! 2120 Humans: COVID-19 was the weakest pandemic ever as it killed less than 50,000 people... now we over populated cause we played it too safe back then.

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Default Boi
Default Boi

Hello people from the future🙃

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Blank Blank
Blank Blank

"The industry will emerge, in the end, something completely new and novel." Nope, they'll come back since we dont have any alternative to airplanes. Unless we invented teleporters

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Bảo Thạch Trương
Bảo Thạch Trương

Oh shut up! They won't die obviously.

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drttyu liqm
drttyu liqm

Let defeat this disease. Then we can start rebuilding our economy.

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Never Back down
Never Back down

“That date will forever remain in people’s minds as when the century’s first pandemic occurred” 2009 flu pandemic: am I a joke to you?

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Michele Turri
Michele Turri

It was March for the US, but it was February in Italy, and January in China. So the date to remember it's not March, but February, when not only Italy but many other countries were infected!

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Admirals Club
Admirals Club

Shoutout for all the footage of SeaTac airport

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Kris I guess
Kris I guess

It would be amazing if they brought back comfortable seats and leg room

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TheCivildecay
TheCivildecay

I think the entertainment and hospitality industry might be hit a lot harder

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p̲r̲y̲l͢
p̲r̲y̲l͢

is coronavirus some kind of Great Filter

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Gerry Munoz
Gerry Munoz

Let me charge you 200 dollars for going overweight on your bags. Now we are sinking and we need help.

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ty lca
ty lca

Even if people are over reacting to the virus itself, what’s scary is how fragile society is, we’re so exposed..

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TeddtheTiger
TeddtheTiger

1:10 Offtopic, but what the hell was Delta thinking with that ad copy? Since when do oceans have any relevance to air travel? Crashes??

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Mao A
Mao A

Not just airlines. The hospitality industry has been devastated. Hotels are literally closed. Not just small ones, large big name hotels. All meeting and events have been canceled until at least June.

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