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How Airlines Schedule Flights

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Muhanned Alsaif (9 days ago)
I always was wondering about that, nice video!
Brian Coelho (16 days ago)
Pls make a video on Why budget airline not flying between Heathrow to New York
E1craZ4life (10 days ago)
He did.
JJ Reider (20 days 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 (20 days 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 (21 days ago)
The lady in the thumbnail is a dude.
DjTruchas (24 days ago)
Where I live, you don't need Clear, you can get from the entrance to gate in 3 mins boi
Truthfears Guilty (26 days ago)
american carriers(except for southwest) are ripping american people off in broad daylight.
John (1 month ago)
What's up with Atlanta's Hartsfield International?
E1craZ4life (23 days ago)
That's Delta's main hub.
sanch Sanchayan (1 month 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 (23 days ago)
That's how budget airlines work. By taking inefficiencies and minimizing them.
Horace Sawyer (1 month ago)
Is that Chicago at 2:58? Great and informative piece. Thanks.
Flights Bird (1 month ago)
Nice video with informative. We Flightsbird.com provides same service at cheap price.
Roshi 710 (1 month ago)
0:34 why is there a bike in the airport?
Ciara Fallon (1 month ago)
Dublin isn’t apart of British isles
William Russ (1 month ago)
A very good analysis - thanks! I also use CLEAR and think it is money well spent.
Jr Woodson (1 month 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 (23 days ago)
E1craZ4life Yes, I know. I’m just explaining the technical details behind it.
E1craZ4life (23 days ago)
+Dean L The Second and Fifth Freedoms of the Air are what make those flights possible.
Dean L (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
0:54 only 9
E1craZ4life (23 days ago)
LaGuardia and JFK both serve New York City.
Diesif (2 months ago)
Am I the only one that likes long connection times?
Diesif (18 days ago)
E1craZ4life (23 days ago)
So there's less chance of missing your next flight?
Ashish Xanathis Nangia (2 months ago)
Ashish Xanathis Nangia (2 months ago)
lb instant
TurboTaxBaller (2 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 (2 months ago)
amazing work =)
Kevin R. O. van Mierlo (2 months ago)
How do international airports coordinate scheduling among themselves?
Kristin Reynolds (2 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 (2 months ago)
I would love to work in Operations like this for an Airline
Matteo Agosti (2 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 (2 months ago)
Great video! Excellent topic and presentation! I really appreciate your effort,just go ahead!Greetings from Serbia.
Emma Forsythe (2 months ago)
This is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen on YouTube.
De U (2 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 (2 months ago)
I’m mostly still confused but interesting to watch.
Mario Parot (2 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 (2 months ago)
talks about São Paulo International airport, shows Rio de Janeiro International airport Istead. hmmmmm
Mirza Ahmed (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (3 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 (3 months ago)
How do you make your videos
bigdaddykurt (3 months ago)
raise your hands if this means shit to you.🙌
fleetlordavtar (3 months ago)
Give up bio metrics. .. *FUCK THAT*
Steak (3 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 (3 months ago)
very well explained. thanks
manifestgtr (3 months ago)
Moral of the story....if you’re a ground crew worker, get a job with a legacy.
Peter Steitz (3 months ago)
Don't know how this relates to your title. "How airlines schedule flights". This has nothing to do with scheduling.
E1craZ4life (2 months ago)
Airlines set up flights to facilitate connecting passengers from one flight to another.
Brian White (3 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 (3 months ago)
Fantastic video.
Ryan Daley (3 months ago)
Clear is the best.
Master Chief 00117 (3 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 (3 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 (3 months ago)
How can Quantas fly LAX to JFK if it’s an Australian based company?
Jaimie Rogers (3 months ago)
Could you possibly make a video on how auto pilot works? And maybe it’s development over time
Julian Jimenez (3 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 (3 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 (3 months ago)
Pawlo And just in case your first flight gets delayed?
Roll Damn Tide (3 months ago)
AKA- A logistics nightmare
Brandon (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 months ago)
Felix Acosta Morales New York is served by two airports: JFK and LaGuardia.
Phoenix (3 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 (3 months ago)
EYYYY THASSSS MY FAV AIRPORT AT 8:00 !!! For those wondering, that's Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Neil Naidu (3 months ago)
roller4312 (3 months ago)
who's the girl
bachelors of trolling degree, 2013 (4 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!
Blue Diamond196 (4 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 (4 months ago)
I personally don't mind waiting in airports for long periods of time because I find airports fascinating.
David Aw-Ba (4 months ago)
You do a lot of videos on planes and airlines, A LOT
Whyteferret (4 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 (4 months ago)
This is my favorite channel on YouTube.
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 (4 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 (4 months ago)
So much excuses from America.
bradleat (4 months ago)
Just ignore Atlanta's airport, the busiest in the world
MrProTechHD (4 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
Lilly Cham (4 months ago)
I hate the Dallas Fort Worth hub....nightmare.
Maggie Bacon (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
The Etihad livery 💯
Ya boi Cash (4 months ago)
*im just the o’hare delivry guy*
jo son (5 months ago)
Security must have considered  HEAVILY on flight scheduling, as those 911 Evil genius got through easily .
Hrishik Mukherjee (5 months ago)
More videos on trains as well pls
Michael Taylor (5 months ago)
StandardDifferent aka. samsausage (5 months ago)
(normal EU security)
MatA57 (5 months ago)
2:58 "If the planes came in at a smooth paste" yum
Stephen Milligan (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
How can it fly?
Rob Youngquist (5 months 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
Hi There (23 days ago)
Rob Youngquist Ummm. IAH in Houston has been operating to all continents since the 1900s. So ORD is the 2nd
Power RBLX (2 months ago)
Peter Lemke New Zealand and Australia are both part of the Oceanian sub-region known as Australasia, with New Guinea being in Melanesia. The term Oceania is often used to denote the region encompassing the Australian continent, which technically means that New Zealand is part of Australia.
Peter Lemke (2 months ago)
+Hannah Sutherland My intention was not to give anyone the wrong idea. As l stated previously there is no set definition of what constitutes a continent. Millions of years ago Gondwana which included Australia and Zealandia broke apart. Most of what was Zealandia is now under water. We can agree to disagree.
Hannah Sutherland (2 months ago)
Peter Lemke what you consider to be a continent is not what a continent actually is. Maybe keep your ideas to yourself and not give people the wrong ideas 😅
Peter Lemke (2 months ago)
+Hannah Sutherland Oceania is not a continent. I consider a continent a large land mass. There is no part of New Zealand on the Australian continent unless the Kiwis want to claim Bondi. :)
Allan Hegyes (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
What about Houston international airport and Austin international airport
KevBaby2007 (5 months ago)
gives me anxiety
Single Step Entertainment (5 months ago)
Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix where all U.S. Airways hubs
Spandan Shah (5 months ago)
Too much detail right in the beginning..
Ethan Kassel (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
you should promote it to Airlines for their cabin crew
Jag (5 months ago)
Cmon I got a clear ad
Ralph J Huntington (6 months ago)
Very interesting and informative. Thank you.
trinthetrex (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
I love this channel.
Onajite Taire (6 months ago)
Please do you have any contact information????
Mystery Man (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
But I thought Spirit Airlines run on highways...
Sam 1248 (6 months ago)
Action Domics (6 months ago)
Just realized ive been to fort worth on American Airlines...
Owen Harris (6 months ago)
We already know.. They schedule them like shit, or Hell...Either one works.
FerroSplice (6 months ago)
Your pronunciation of Brisbane is fucked. Its "Bris-ben" not "Bris-bain".