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How Airlines Schedule Flights

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The Jas1001 (10 days ago)
British passports have biometric data anyway, so we don't need clear.
Moda By K (12 days ago)
Did u really stop there?
joey patzer (12 days ago)
Westjet finally got into a wendover video
Kevin G (13 days ago)
i didnt know that about American Airlines thats interesting as well as Southwest and some of the airports in this video i know by name and code thanks for clarifying this i always wondered how airlines schedule flights.
Remember Neda (15 days ago)
So with Global Warming projections of 5 feet of sea level rise by 2100, major hub airport like Miami, FL international airport which has an elevation of 7 feet above sea level could be in jeopardy of flooding, certainly during King Tides or Hurricane storm events. So AA using MIA as is Latin America hub airport might want to start looking for a new hub. I wonder if Jose Marti International, Havana Cuba at elevation 210 Feet Above Sea Level would be a good option with some facility and runway improvements. It is close to Miami, so distances are comparable. Labor Costs are probably lower. Then there is the Politico....issues. How to work on the Relations between USA and communist Cuba?
Remember Neda (15 days ago)
Maybe the USA could offer the Cuban Government a deal of sorts>We will give Cuba the Island of Puerto Rico. And Cuba will give the USA the Island of Cuba. So the physical islands will retain their names and peoples and Spanish language of course, but the government will change. And from the looks of things, nothing much there too will change either. So the Communists can go to Puerto Rico, and the official status of being a US Territory will be conferred to Cuba.
Andre Newcomb (16 days ago)
Amazing how American politics talks about American exceptionalism. Watching these videos, I see that prosperity approaches global. And I'M one of those making the sacrifice of 'world peace through sharing'. The jobs and wealth appears to be for someone else and I'll just gladly enjoy their good times.
Helen Murphree (16 days ago)
How do all airlines recover, when the weather is bad and many get canceled?
Clark Gable (17 days ago)
all this sounds like safety is not the #1 consideration..... im big on safety
the fuhrer epicness (18 days ago)
I learned this in a hard in "air tycoon online 2" because I crammed all my flights in 1 airport and costing me 500k each turn
- H (19 days ago)
Anyway to block this channel There just long winded promotional material ugh!!
Rob Potato (21 days ago)
What about flights to/from South Africa?
Truthfears Guilty (23 days ago)
airline industry is DOOMED!
Devil515151 (24 days ago)
AA doesn't dominate shit!
Propop pop (1 month ago)
8:30 sorry I'm sure you have that figured out but I sware that illigal your not allowed cameras in security also that seems scetchy to me you could of have taken out your camera walking into the commercial area
Hexo_Typhoon Oethou (1 month ago)
thank you
12345fowler (1 month ago)
Finally got an explanation to the redeyes flight. Thank you.
Dynamic Solution (1 month ago)
Airplanes: Reliably fly 11 hours a day for 30 years straight. Boeing 737max: Hold my peanuts!
Question MK-Question (1 month ago)
What is even more mind boggling is, how you got to know all this in such detail.🤔
Sam White (1 month ago)
How many banks does American Operate at Laguardia?
Colin Purvis (1 month ago)
How are you gonna mention airline hubs and leave off the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson and the main Delta Hub.
Dave Cain (1 month ago)
I have Clear and Pre. For the amount of air travel I do, it's worth the money. It used to be that Clear would get you right up to the x-ray belt and the body scanner. Now it simply skips the line up to the first TSA agent. Still worth it. :-)
Toasty Hoodie (1 month ago)
Am I the odd man out? I don’t mind long connections. I don’t have to run, and can plane spot, get food, etc. definitely prefer them.
Hiroku S (1 month ago)
Nice video, but I have to disagree with you on Clear - you only go ahead of a few people, most of the time that line is fairly short anyway. Unlike Global Entry, which is cheaper, it does not allow you to go through the TSA Pre line. To add insult to injury they charge $179 a year whereas Global Entry is $100 for 5 years. I get it that they are sponsoring your video but Clear is a massive ripoff.
aresef (2 months ago)
When I’ve flown to Japan, the scheduling out of Dulles was more or less the same between UA and ANA, but the flights back to Dulles were obviously scheduled based on the fact that Narita was ANA’s hub (and not so much UA’s anymore), and Dulles was UA’s. ANA’s return flight arrived in the mid-morning, with my mom navigating rush hour traffic to grab me. But if I had taken UA’s flight back, we’d be stuck in the evening rush... but connecting passengers going to Florida or whatever wouldn’t care.
Carl Tan (2 months ago)
Wow.. I'm sure u did a lot of research for this episode, well done!
Cristina S (2 months ago)
great videos on the air travel industry! thanks for sharing.
Alex McLeod (3 months ago)
That’s my home airport, Southwest Florida international airport at 0:28
Sentinel Vortex (3 months ago)
You’ve got enough to pull a primeval, bank those flights
Jeffrey D (3 months ago)
We bitch about a 4hour layover, and 140 years ago, it took 6 months to get from Boston to L.A....
Josh Benjamin (3 months ago)
Thats a rough trip for a pilot coming from Sydney to LAX then LAX to NYC.
Jeffrey J (3 months ago)
That's all well and good, but if my flight was departing at 3:30am, my head would explode!
Emily Payeur (3 months ago)
I didn't know about WestJet's St. John's connections, that's really neat! I've flown Ottawa-London before and it was a direct flight, and it was sooo long to be on a plane. If I ever go to the UK again/Ireland, I just might stop in St. John's for a day or two in between since I haven't been to the east coast since I was a kid.
Muhanned Alsaif (4 months ago)
I always was wondering about that, nice video!
Brian Coelho (4 months ago)
Pls make a video on Why budget airline not flying between Heathrow to New York
E1craZ4life (4 months ago)
He did.
JJ Reider (4 months ago)
Clear sucks, complete waste of money. They’re in like six airports nationwide. TSA precheck is the most reliable way to quickly navigate through security.
David Calejo (4 months ago)
Why are planes landing at my airport at 1am almost 2am(not delayed, actually scheduled), what passengers would want to fly those?
Bait Hunter (4 months ago)
The lady in the thumbnail is a dude.
DjTruchas (4 months ago)
Where I live, you don't need Clear, you can get from the entrance to gate in 3 mins boi
Truthfears Guilty (4 months ago)
american carriers(except for southwest) are ripping american people off in broad daylight.
John (4 months ago)
What's up with Atlanta's Hartsfield International?
Grover (2 months ago)
What about it?
E1craZ4life (4 months ago)
That's Delta's main hub.
sanch Sanchayan (5 months ago)
It seems there are lot of inefficiency in the airline industry. Lot of variables can be optimized for better cost and lesser time.
E1craZ4life (4 months ago)
That's how budget airlines work. By taking inefficiencies and minimizing them.
Horace Sawyer (5 months ago)
Is that Chicago at 2:58? Great and informative piece. Thanks.
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Roshi 710 (5 months ago)
0:34 why is there a bike in the airport?
Ciara Fallon (5 months ago)
Dublin isn’t apart of British isles
William Russ (5 months ago)
A very good analysis - thanks! I also use CLEAR and think it is money well spent.
Jr Woodson (5 months ago)
How can qantas fly from LAX to JFK. Ant that against the law being that it's a international airline. Air china has to come from PEK to IAH and then to PTY and go back to IAH and then go back to PEK. Because that's what the laws say. It makes sense.
Dean L (4 months ago)
E1craZ4life Yes, I know. I’m just explaining the technical details behind it.
E1craZ4life (4 months ago)
@Dean L The Second and Fifth Freedoms of the Air are what make those flights possible.
Dean L (5 months ago)
Jr Woodson Qantas has the right to fly between LAX AND JFK, but only if the passenger is going on the sector between Australia and the US, to go on the sector between LAX and JFK, technically still an international flight. For example, if I want to go from SYD to JFK, I could take the Qantas flight to LAX and connect onto JFK on the same flight, but they are not allowed to carry passengers domestically solely between JFK and LAX, being an international airline. There is a similar flight in Australia, where Singapore Airlines flies from SIN to SYD, to CBR (Canberra) and to SIN again. They are not allowed to fly passengers solely between SYD and CBR, but if they are connecting onto Singapore, they can connect in Canberra. Qatar Airways has another similar flight, DOH to SYD, SYD to CBR, CBR to DOH. Passengers are only allowed on the SYD to CBR sector if they are going onto Doha. I don’t know much about the Air China flight, but I’m sure some of these principles apply to that flight as well.
Patrick Sumner (5 months ago)
0:54 only 9
E1craZ4life (4 months ago)
LaGuardia and JFK both serve New York City.
Diesif (5 months ago)
Am I the only one that likes long connection times?
Diesif (4 months ago)
E1craZ4life (4 months ago)
So there's less chance of missing your next flight?
TurboTaxBaller (5 months ago)
One of my favorite thing to do at c lt is to sit by American's service desk. It's always packed by people who miss the 30 minute layover American scheduled for them.
sergio lopez (5 months ago)
amazing work =)
Kevin R. O. van Mierlo (5 months ago)
How do international airports coordinate scheduling among themselves?
Kristin Reynolds (5 months ago)
I was intrigued by the title of this video because I work for SWA. Thank you for doing your research! You hit everything exactly right! This was by far the best and truest look at the airline business and not only how we operate the way that we do, but why! People very rarely understand that, and from someone on the front lines with passengers......Thank You!!!!!! I’ll be looking forward to more videos! ✈️✈️✈️
Alexander 2 (6 months ago)
I would love to work in Operations like this for an Airline
Matteo Agosti (6 months ago)
in the video for the promo when the camera goes through the xray you can for a split second see the radiation exiting the camera sensors
Miloš Drča (6 months ago)
Great video! Excellent topic and presentation! I really appreciate your effort,just go ahead!Greetings from Serbia.
Emma Forsythe (6 months ago)
This is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen on YouTube.
De U (6 months ago)
Great content. "Clearme" advert also cleverly integrated into the video in such a way that it's inoffensive to your audience
Merina Mesa (6 months ago)
I’m mostly still confused but interesting to watch.
Mario Parot (6 months ago)
How to fly faster between North America and South America? just do not fly with Delta Airlines!!! that fucking airline really sucks
Rodrigo Nogueira Mota (6 months ago)
talks about São Paulo International airport, shows Rio de Janeiro International airport Istead. hmmmmm
Mirza Ahmed (6 months ago)
7:42 that's a lot more than six routes. You have six routes for end to end passengers (Toronto to Dublin, Toronto to London, Ottawa to Dublin, Ottawa to London, Orlando to Dublin, and Orlando to London). Then you have passengers who are only going to St. John's (Toronto to St. John's, Ottawa to St. John's, and Orlando to St. John's). Lastly you have passengers who boarded in St. John's going to Europe (St. John's to Dublin, and St. John's to London). That's 11 routes, not 6.
jk484 (6 months ago)
You missed mentioning the best part of the Qantas LA-NYC flight--it's a foreign airline operating within the US between two domestic points, essentially an rare 8th Aviation Freedom flight. I believe however that they are unable to sell tickets to passengers who are only getting on or off the plane at LAX--they need to be continuing on to Australia.
Aidan Castle (6 months ago)
7:11, it’s actually pronounced Brisbon, like how you’d sound the end of Lisbon. I’m not mad, it’s just one of my peevs😂😂😂
Jason Peisley (6 months ago)
Emirates has alot of flights to Australia and New Zealand, they have some New Zealand flight stop over in some Australian cities. Emirates once used to have a Dubai-Brisbane-Auckland-Brisbane-Dubai route. But now Emirates has cut the Auckland leg of the flight, they replaced it with a direct flight to Auckland. Meanwhile Emirates only finishes and starts the Dubai-Brisbane-Dubai flight. The thing is that Dubai leaves the A380 aircraft that operates that Brisbane route, sitting at Brisbane from 6am to 9pmish. Pretty crazy how long it sits especially considering the aircraft being the world's largest passenger plane.
Callum Laroi (6 months ago)
How do you make your videos
bigdaddykurt (6 months ago)
raise your hands if this means shit to you.🙌
fleetlordavtar (7 months ago)
Give up bio metrics. .. *FUCK THAT*
Crunch (7 months ago)
im watching a bunch of airline tips hacks and just anything about airlines because m going to china on april 12
Chuan Zhe Lee (7 months ago)
very well explained. thanks
manifestgtr (7 months ago)
Moral of the story....if you’re a ground crew worker, get a job with a legacy.
Peter Steitz (7 months ago)
Don't know how this relates to your title. "How airlines schedule flights". This has nothing to do with scheduling.
E1craZ4life (6 months ago)
Airlines set up flights to facilitate connecting passengers from one flight to another.
Brian White (7 months ago)
Just a heads up, Qantas also do Sydney to Dallas (Fort Worth) non stop. (QF7 / 8), with ~7 hour parking at DFW.
saelaird (7 months ago)
Fantastic video.
Ryan Daley (7 months ago)
Clear is the best.
Master Chief 00117 (7 months ago)
If Airlines would buy fuel contracts every quarter. Instead of every 12 months. They would make a profit. As American bought fuel for one year contract at 60% more then it was 2 months later. But they had to pay 2x what it would have really cost for the full year!
COL COL (7 months ago)
This is a really good channel Love it. One question though, you said flights coming from the west landing in Abu Dhabi typically arrive between 11:30 pm and 12:30 am, but I recently traveled from Australia to london via connection in Abu Dhabi and we arrived in Abu Dhabi somewhere between 6:30 am and departed to London at 8:00am
Max Gertner (7 months ago)
How can Quantas fly LAX to JFK if it’s an Australian based company?
Grover (2 months ago)
1) That rule is weakening due to open skies agreements. 2) They only carry to New York passengers coming from Australia.
Jaimie Rogers (7 months ago)
Could you possibly make a video on how auto pilot works? And maybe it’s development over time
Julian Jimenez (7 months ago)
Yet, when I search flights from Orlando, fl to albququere nm, for delta, american, united, etc they have overnight layovers. I fly southwest because they have nonstop flights to nm
Pawlo (7 months ago)
i prefer longer layover time (usually 5 or more hours) so i could go explore the city and take a break from flying
E1craZ4life (7 months ago)
Pawlo And just in case your first flight gets delayed?
Roll Damn Tide (7 months ago)
AKA- A logistics nightmare
Brandon (7 months ago)
I have had a better experience with Precheck. It’s cheaper and in my mind more convenient. Clear usually beats precheck by a couple of mins, but precheck is more efficient and is only 75 for a couple of years.
Joshua 윤호 Han (7 months ago)
maybe American should have done a routing where the flight starts in JFK to Sao Paolo and then on the way back have it stop in Miami to let off passengers needing to connect to flights else where. I'm sure the plane would get to Miami at a time where connecting flights haven't left yet. Then it can continue on to JFK. Make this return flight to JFK only for people needing to connect at Miami/ JFK or people ending in JFK.
saurab karki (7 months ago)
I just wonder that , does the north american airlines (USA, Canada, Mexico ) have the right to fly from any of these 3 country out to the not thier home country but to the other destination like europe and asia. Like the laws of EU airlines . Eg: Ryan air can fly from London to Madrid and again Madrid to Paris. like wise can air Canada fly from Toronto to Washington Dulles and from new york can they fly from new York to London adding new passenger from USA.I know the EU laws of airlines thanks to your video but dont know the North American Aviation law. DOes NAFTA have any agreement like that for the aviation too. Thank You. Cheers
Felix Acosta Morales (7 months ago)
at fifty three seconds, narrator says "x" airline has "10" hubs..but there are only nine circle representing amount of "hubs"..ok..nine..or ten?
E1craZ4life (7 months ago)
Felix Acosta Morales New York is served by two airports: JFK and LaGuardia.
Phoenix (7 months ago)
ahu dhabi to hong kong is 15 minutes. WOW! (this is a joke so i don't have to r/woooosh people)
Yaksh Pachchigar (7 months ago)
EYYYY THASSSS MY FAV AIRPORT AT 8:00 !!! For those wondering, that's Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Neil Naidu (7 months ago)
roller4312 (7 months ago)
who's the girl
bachelors of trolling degree, 2013 (7 months ago)
It frightens me when airlines have their maintenance done in the shit hole countries because it's cheaper. Skilled labor isn't cheap and cheap labor isn't skilled! I don't want some Brazilian making $10/h servicing the plane I'm on!
Emily Payeur (3 months ago)
You're right. People should be making at least a $15 minimum wage (living wage) with benefits, and protection from shady capitalistic employer practices like unpaid overtime and wage theft. I'm glad we agree that Brazilians and other South Americans employed by North American companies deserve better, and it's our job as consumers and voters to pressure those companies and our governments to pay people a living wage rather than appeal to some idealistic notion of "bringing jobs back" and being "open for business" in this xenophobic late-stage capitalism landscape.
Blue Diamond196 (7 months ago)
The thunderstorm part does affect the whole country I agree Cause I flew from Charlotte to Ft Lauderdale and my plane was coming from JFK and it had bad weather which delayed our flight to Ft Lauderdale.
mrArchduke (8 months ago)
I personally don't mind waiting in airports for long periods of time because I find airports fascinating.
David Aw-Ba (8 months ago)
You do a lot of videos on planes and airlines, A LOT
Whyteferret (8 months ago)
Oddly, I was charged more for a flight when I wanted a longer layover. I ended up taking the one with the shorter one and almost missed my connections both ways.
Martin (8 months ago)
This is my favorite channel on YouTube.
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 (8 months ago)
Or you could do the thing that's been available for years. just get TSA PreCheck.It's even effective at more airports
gusy629 (8 months ago)
So much excuses from America.
bradleat (8 months ago)
Just ignore Atlanta's airport, the busiest in the world
MrProTechHD (8 months ago)
classic planes and flights were the best where the seats were wide and very comfortable in economy and i always preferred Boeing than Airbus's the seats of any airline that is a Boeing of any of its series is very comfortable ,Seats on Aribus's are terrible