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How Airlines Schedule Flights

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David Aw-Ba (1 day ago)
You do a lot of videos on planes and airlines, A LOT
Whyteferret (3 days 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 days ago)
This is my favorite channel on YouTube.
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 (10 days 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 (12 days ago)
So much excuses from America.
bradleat (13 days ago)
Just ignore Atlanta's airport, the busiest in the world
MrProTechHD (13 days 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
Lilly Cham (16 days ago)
I hate the Dallas Fort Worth hub....nightmare.
Maggie Bacon (18 days ago)
I actually love having long layovers in bigger airports. I like being able to explore the different areas and it gives me time to relax. My favorite thing to do when I was in Houston and Chicago airports was to ride the trams to the different areas and see what they all had to offer. It's a very interesting experience.
Warrel Madeira (18 days ago)
The Etihad livery 💯
Ya boi Cash (21 days ago)
*im just the o’hare delivry guy*
jo son (24 days ago)
Security must have considered  HEAVILY on flight scheduling, as those 911 Evil genius got through easily .
Hrishik Mukherjee (25 days ago)
More videos on trains as well pls
Michael Taylor (26 days ago)
sam sausage (1 month ago)
(normal EU security)
MatA57 (1 month ago)
2:58 "If the planes came in at a smooth paste" yum
Stephen Milligan (1 month ago)
Your information about clear is misleading. Passengers are not always exempted from the TSA ID checks. However they are moved to the front of the line every time.
Eric B (1 month ago)
Great info about flight scheduling! I have to disagree with you on Clear though. It's just not a smart investment. TSA Precheck is $85 for five years, or $17 per year. Clear will cost you roughly $16 a month! I fly at least two, one way flights a week and haven't had any major delays at any of the airports I travel through. In fact, ten minutes is about the norm for me once I arrive at the airport, until I'm through security and on my way to the gate. Yes, they (Clear staff) walk you to the front of the TSA Pre line, but I'm usually right behind them going through the metal detector before they've made it through. Doesn't make sense at all
2002Checker (1 month ago)
How can it fly?
Rob Youngquist (1 month ago)
Here’s an interesting fact about Chicago O’Hare International ... once Air New Zealand starts service in January, 2019 Chicago O’Hare will be the only U.S. airport offering nonstop service to all 7 continents
Joshua Han (20 hours ago)
Rob Youngquist that’s pretty cool actually
brian turnbull (1 month ago)
What a load of crap. Flying through a connecting airport is generally cheaper than flying direct. Would you pay the same price flying through a hub airport and adding "up to" 24 hours on travel time than flying direct? NO. Therefore airlines offer cheaper fares to fly through hubs. Also, flight scheduling depends 100% on the slots available at airports. Not all flights from USA can land at LHR,AMS or FRA, at 09.00 hours. Smaller airlines such as Westjet use "single-aisle" aircraft to Europe/N. America because they now have the range to do so. You can fly direct between New York and London on a single aisle aircraft if you are willing to PAY. This is the 3rd "Wendover Production" video I have watched and ALL are factually wrong.
Allan Hegyes (1 month ago)
If you have the feeling that you are just a commodity to the airlines, this proves it, just so much meat on the hoof.
Arnab Chowdhury (1 month ago)
What about Houston international airport and Austin international airport
KevBaby2007 (1 month ago)
gives me anxiety
Single Step Entertainment (1 month ago)
Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix where all U.S. Airways hubs
Spandan Shah (1 month ago)
Too much detail right in the beginning..
Ethan Kassel (1 month ago)
The scissor system explains why SFO gets a bunch of United flights from Hawaii at the start of each morning! Very cool to understand how this works.
JC (1 month ago)
you should promote it to Airlines for their cabin crew
The Jaguar Channel (1 month ago)
Cmon I got a clear ad
Ralph J Huntington (1 month ago)
Very interesting and informative. Thank you.
trinthetrex (1 month ago)
What kind of biometrics does clear use? I don’t have readable fingerprints so I wouldn’t be able to use it.
yuval buda (1 month ago)
I love this channel.
Onajite Taire (1 month ago)
Please do you have any contact information????
Mystery Man (1 month ago)
Couldn’t São Paulo be a scissor hub for lots of airlines? I would imagine there’s a ton of demand for São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Cuba, Bogotá, etc. Could airlines take advantage of this?
Dream (1 month ago)
But I thought Spirit Airlines run on highways...
Sam 1248 (1 month ago)
Random Kid Vlogs (1 month ago)
Just realized ive been to fort worth on American Airlines...
Owen Harris (2 months ago)
We already know.. They schedule them like shit, or Hell...Either one works.
FerroSplice (2 months ago)
Your pronunciation of Brisbane is fucked. Its "Bris-ben" not "Bris-bain".
libertateaaa (2 months ago)
i like hos smoofe u do the transition from sponsor to topic & back ...
Shiv Kumar (2 months ago)
2:20 which is that airport??
hurfadurf (2 months ago)
From a computer scientist perspective does anybody know what sort of algorithms or frameworks would be used to model the costings on this? Like, I'm envisioning something that could find the best assignments for an entire companies fleet of potentially hundreds (thousands) of planes given basically ALL the factors outlined here (interactions with subcontractors, cost for prolonged layovers, projected savings for maintenance in other countries), staff labour both ground and air, cost of airport slots, etc etc). Even MODELLING the problem space seems incredibly difficult, let alone solving it.
Prashant Thakur (2 months ago)
I saw many of your videos and they are simply cool😊
J Rodriguez (2 months ago)
Good interesting info. What I don't get is how can a foreign airline like Qantas fly a domestic route between LA and New York? I thought foreign carriers can only fly in from international cities.
john john (1 month ago)
Qantas only picks up passengers from another Qantas planes, in other words passengers are all international and its considered as a refueling stop, they've been doing that for decades, same with flying to London from Australia through Singapore
Dead Virgin (2 months ago)
I am so dead did you say Brisbain instead Of Brisbane @ 7:10
Nivaldo Covolan (2 months ago)
Interesting video. As I came from South America, I know per fact that airplanes from Sao Paulo to Dallas TX it really takes an 12 hours of wait time between plain arrives there to leave there again to Dallas TX . Doing maintenance there is a money saving.
tekkieman (2 months ago)
The narrator of this channel mispronounces so many city names and words. Why doesn’t his team inform him?
Damian Jones (2 months ago)
Watching this, I wondered how many airplanes flying in the sky _wendover_ above my area.
MPrime (15 days ago)
I’m in the European to Middle East corridor, so you know, casual A380 spotting on clear days.
Keasi Gonewai (24 days ago)
Try flightradar
Oodiff Here (2 months ago)
Damian Jones (2 months ago)
ComputerCat Okey dokey. Smoke a toke buddy.
ComputerCat (2 months ago)
I'm not going to attempt to reply anymore.
Erika Alexandra Andor (2 months ago)
This more and more sophisticated and complex procedure, in which the first word is a flow and slow control, which managed by ATC.
That Michael Guy (2 months ago)
3:54, are the worst airlines of America
Internet Quality Police (2 months ago)
This bloke thinks that America is the only country in the world.
Internet Quality Police (2 months ago)
He probably thinks it's in America.
Stephen Wibowo (2 months ago)
did you not even hear that he mentioned Dubai airport??????
Sungbok Lee (3 months ago)
All I can say after watching this video is that the guy managing the schedule probably screams out of horror every time there's a storm
Gabzo Avro (1 month ago)
They do. it's more than one person. People don't notice but more of the time before a delay happens no matter the reason they changed the schedule multiple times, just often it's the behind the scenes airplane schedule. They do everything they can to keep it at the same time. It's quite a job
ShadowXII (3 months ago)
Australia's cites are pronounced 'Melbin' and 'Brisbin', fyi
A Person (3 months ago)
The thing at the end is not at my airport
chancy319 (3 months ago)
Is that LaGuardia airport at 8:20?
scarface matt (3 months ago)
i dont need clear ive been crippled for 11 years im taken from check in to the gate in a wheelchair skip the lines and my home airport they know me so im pretty much waved through and visiting airports im pretty much waved through because they dont want to ask me to get out of the wheelchair so being crippled is my clearme service
Nicholas Fu (3 months ago)
0:37 Frankfurt Airport!!!!
Prince Gold (3 months ago)
bro u own clear me and most of the sites u advertise at the end ..... wendover is a genious ideaah do you sell shares ????
MrYandereKesh (3 months ago)
Oh reallly My layover in Abu Dhabi was 7 hours, not 2 hours, My flight from jfk arrived at 8:05 PM and left to Chennai (MAA) at 2:50 AM
Rob Ser (3 months ago)
I hope u know that southwest also has banked focus cities such as St. Louis.
Anya Leshchenko (3 months ago)
What does "banks" mean? many thanks!
Anya Leshchenko (2 months ago)
Stephen Wibowo thank you! Got it now :)
Stephen Wibowo (2 months ago)
Rolling hubs are hubs where the planes not sitting around for very long. 2:36 to 3:10 explains this more. Dallas Love Field is the rolling hub, while Dallas/Fort Worth is the banked hub. This is no real way how to define a small hub unless you are talking about an airline that has hubs out of two or more different airports.
Anya Leshchenko (2 months ago)
vangrails thanks a lot! And rolling hubs are basically small hubs?
vangrails (2 months ago)
There are rolling hubs and banked hubs. Bank can mean "a row of similar things, especially machines or parts of machines".
JRBTheBot (3 months ago)
United wouldn't fly out of Reagan, I don't think. Dulles is the United hub. Also, Dulles is out in Loudon County, with one of the runways partially in Fairfax County, while Reagan is the one with the view of DC.
Harrison Morgan (3 months ago)
3:00 smooth paste
Seb Daniels (3 months ago)
simple solution to south american flights: have the flight leave at 10am in new york, allowing early flights from the US to connect on, it would then arrive at 9pm in sao paulo (im assuming american airlines doesn’t have any flights to connect onto from sao paulo) then it can leave at midnight, arriving back at 9am in new york. There are problems with this, the plane wouldn’t be able to leave at 10am that day, but it could be used on a shorter route, while a second plane goes to sao paulo, so the planes can alternate days. I also realise that having a plane leave at midnight isn’t ideal, but is actually quite common place in south american routes, and could be easily changed.
Live high Videos (3 months ago)
In 7 minutes because at LGA terminal D is soo small I can do that without clear any day
Benjamin McIntosh (3 months ago)
Bris-bAne, @ausresidents
Bruce Lee (4 months ago)
I was wondering if there is a catch here in this info which came in the end, as usual. CLEAR. Stay clear of this video.
Danny Danny (4 months ago)
I clicked for the hot chick in the thumbnail :-D
A K (4 months ago)
Sir could you make a video on indian airways system
Jose Ron (4 months ago)
Qantas airplanes (A380’s) both sit for about 14 hours until they get uploaded around 9 PM. I know because my company does these flights, this is a very accurate channel
Raise Da Hell (4 months ago)
Thanks for this video again (second time watching it), I'm playing Airline sim and this really helps me to improve my company: Arctic Airlines.
Curated Connection (4 months ago)
Watching this while at the airport, waiting for boarding 😁
Peter Arnold (4 months ago)
That was a really interesting video, Sam. Just for future reference, Melbourne is pronounced in Australia as Melb'n, with the orn not sounded, and Brisbane is pronounced as Brisb'n with the ane not sounded. Keep up the great work.
marcossonicracer (4 months ago)
worst bullshit of airlines is connections in Brazil. anything international pretty much has to go trough São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia. yes, there is international flights from Recife, Fortaleza,Manaus,Porto Alegre and other cities. but my god it is hard to get into one without having to travel to these 3 major cities. makes no fucking sense to travel South if i want to go north (Example: From Recife to New York or more comonly... From Recife to Miami). Granted, there is a direct flight from Recife to Miami,but it only leaves on wednesdays past midnight. if it's an emergency, or you need to... i dunno travel on a thrusday to a tuesday, you have to go South to São Paulo or Rio, no excuses. wich adds 6 hours to the TOTAL flight time (3 to go from Recife to São Paulo and 3 to go Back from São Paulo to Recife, flying overhead, since all planes that leave Brazil from the Northeast at lest communicate with Recife, because of CINDACTA 3, the major air control of the northeastern region of Brazil). is not only counter-intuitive going south, to go north, but it wastes a TON of jet fuel. yes, São Paulo and Rio are more populous, yes, companies basically suck their dicks because most businessmen lives there, but it is counter-intuitive and Anti-Ecological. if i had to reorganize, i would put the international flights that need conection, to have the connection done at Recife (ideally it would be in João Pessoa since it is the easternmost part of Brazil, but Paraiba does not have an International Airport), Fortaleza, Boa Vista, Porto Alegre and Porto Velho. the planes that would connect, would need to always travel in the direction of the travel, never against it. so a Plane Leaving northbound from João Pessoa would connect with Fortaleza even tho Recife is nearest. another example: a Plane Leaving Goiania Southbound, would connect in Porto Alegre, Not in Brasilia,even tho it is nearest. for me, the passenger must ALWAYS move in the direction of the travel he wants to do, not the contrary. and if Global Warming is true we need to adopt this, urgent. (not that i believe it is.... let's be honest... it isn't. but even still, it is annoying to go the wrong way.)
Danny N. (4 months ago)
I was recently on a flight, and it was DEAD ACCURATE on what time I would leave and arrive. I hear a lot of people and delayed flights and all but damn was I impressed. Using a car Im always late, but with an intercontinental flight everything was so perfectly timed.
Sir Bob Lightbulb MCDLIX (4 months ago)
geez this is actually soooo complicated
Anchor Inc (4 months ago)
I love this channel 😍👍🏻
Lukas goes Traveling (4 months ago)
Ylaine Austria (4 months ago)
This makes me understand why some airlines have different stop over waiting times and why they do it.
Qatar1 Airplane model (4 months ago)
Qatar airways Doesn’t have transit
Elephants From Pluto -_- (5 months ago)
I live in Australia, one time we went to Texas to see family. We went from Melbourne, to Sydney, to Texas
Etihad airways Al jendi (5 months ago)
I love etihad
The Random Vlogger (5 months ago)
I've always wondered this.
Yilan Shiao (5 months ago)
Why do I feel it's only a north-American and intercontinental concept? I don't believe flights within Europe or, say domestic flights in China or Japan, also operate this way.
vangrails (2 months ago)
Many airports (for example Heathrow) are over congested, therefore a bank system is hard to implement.
YoIronFistBro (4 months ago)
Well in Europe the only airlines that would connect passengers from Europe to Europe would ones with hubs in the centre of the continent, e.g Lufthansa, KLM, Czech Airlines
Gavin TheGamer52 (5 months ago)
Delta has hawaii to new york with a stop in LA. 777 to A320
Frickolis (5 months ago)
2:16 The Denver flight goes to Cheyenne, "Wyoming"
Topgun God (5 months ago)
I fly my own aircraft. From arrival to take off, it takes around 17 minutes. 10 of those minutes are me doing the standard checks on the bird before talking to the tower, moving to the airstrip and taking off. Beat that!
Paris Hughes (5 months ago)
that killed me the way you said Brisbane ahah
Karl Jones (5 months ago)
Well done!
RockGeek00 (5 months ago)
At 8:51 you can see the radiation from the x-ray machine messing with the camera's sensor.
Spudzillah _ (5 months ago)
Why cant they have kpdx witch is a internatial airport
Matthew Ray (5 months ago)
THATS how you yanks pronounce Etihad? interesting XD
GalactiNaut (5 months ago)
As a future airline pilot, I wonder if Clear would benefit me for personal travel....actually, time out, I wonder if they are doing that for employees, so you just scan your ID and do the biometrics....they should.
RudRecciah (5 months ago)
0:28 Hey I've been to that airport its Southwest Florida Intl Edit: 2:58 hey that's my home airport
Joe Villaros (16 days ago)
LMAO I was actually scanning the comments to see if anyone else recognized it too because I was like "wait, that airport looks so familiar!" since I live by and always use the SWFL International Airport. What a cool coincidence!
Android God (1 month ago)
Miss Amanda's world (6 months ago)
This makes sense but Airbus from United from South Bend to Newark and return flight are hilarious. 6am leaves to Newark arrives roughly at 8. But return flights leave at 7 or 9pm and you may get randomly changed from 7pm to 9pm flight. There is only the one flight to Newark from South Bend using United. But it makes more sense then going to Chicago to go connect to New York from South Bend.
Justin Hopkins (6 months ago)
DFW is massive. Looking at it from an aerial perspective is even more impressive
Noortje de Ruyter (6 months ago)
I had An eight hour overlay at Abu Dhabi😂
Liam Jones (6 months ago)
paintkiller93 (6 months ago)
Amazing. More vids like this pls
Ali Renberg (6 months ago)
Wtf is ettad it's pronounced "etti-haad"