The 8 Flights That Show How COVID-19 Reinvented Aviation

Oct 21, 2020
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  • "Watch the extended cut on Neb...." closes window, switches to Nebula ... No subtitles switches back to USworlds

    Shuhrat UrinovShuhrat Urinov2 days ago
  • "Leesure"?

    EuroCyclingTrips - CMI Pro CyclingEuroCyclingTrips - CMI Pro Cycling4 days ago
  • 0:57 "the century's first pandemic"? Maybe you meant "the decade's first pandemic", because SARS and Ebola both peaked in the early 2000s and the mid-2010s respectively.

    jalabi99jalabi997 days ago
  • United is only flying to get a stimulus pack from the feds

    G 546G 5467 days ago
  • I love how the music is the same as the Lore podcast by Aaron Mahnke

    Just your everyday staticJust your everyday static8 days ago
  • re-invented ?? you mean ruined don't you . Quantas is the first airline to have announced their intention disallow any person who can not show proof of CV vaccination (after it is released obviously) from flying .

    midnight teapotmidnight teapot9 days ago
  • WOW, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT MITSUBISHI MANUFACTURES THE CRJ SERIES OF AIRCRAFT?!?! Really Wendover?? How can you be so spot on with all the other content of the vid but botch a minor detail like saying Mitsubishi rather than Bombardier?? It really hurts the credibility of your channel.

    D O Double GD O Double G11 days ago
  • 13:36 The airport's name (天河) is actually pronounced as "tee-Ann her"

    Zhi Han LeeZhi Han Lee11 days ago
  • 0:57 You forgot SARS, Zika, Ebola, H5N1 & H1N1 (& maybe H7N9 too?)

    Zhi Han LeeZhi Han Lee11 days ago
  • But how does this relate to a toyota corolla? 🤔

    UFCMania155UFCMania15511 days ago
  • Easy way to get people flying again = have individual clear plastic head helmets (sort of like space-suit helmets) that each person wears, and it has fresh air pumped into it from the outside (via a small tube that comes down from the ceiling of the cabin) so that there is no risk of breathing in someone else's breath that might contain virus particles. This would work on short flights where there is no need to use the bathroom or to eat any dinner.

    Men Guarding Their Own WalletsMen Guarding Their Own Wallets12 days ago
  • Nothing much to do with this vid directly, but I did see the very last Qantas 747 leave Australia for the final time, drawing a Qantas Kangaroo in the sky with their flight path bound for LA, then Mojave. It certainly shows how the virus has impacted aviation, forcing them to bring future retirements forward drastically

    Aidan CastleAidan Castle12 days ago
  • 6:10 “From desperation comes invention,” Kronika (MK11)

    Dudes AssembleDudes Assemble12 days ago
  • The 737 Max is back bby

    EET FUKEET FUK12 days ago
  • There was also the Lufthansa A380 repatriation flight to Auckland, A350 to Fiji and Nepalese A330 to Brisbane

    BiponacciBiponacci12 days ago
  • Define "forever".

    Massimo BoscoMassimo Bosco12 days ago
  • all i care about is will it become cheaper litrally nothing else

    MRTiGzoruAMRTiGzoruA13 days ago
  • I would take the CCP's "miraculous" COVID recovery numbers with a huge grain of salt. It's more likely that China has tried to suppress the real numbers and try to continue as though nothing is wrong. They need to do this b/c they have a huge cash flow problem right now with investors being wary of their markets. Let's also be honest, the CCP could care less for the safety of their constituents and more for their bottom line while their undesirables suffer.

    deer hunterdeer hunter13 days ago
  • 13:32 what's that swirl on the route? Or was it just added in the FX and does not represent the approximate actual flight path?

    IvorIvor14 days ago
  • Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting--or even demanding--their own enslavement. Larken Rose

    magnus4g63magnus4g6314 days ago
  • Why don't wendover make this video offline 😦

    Soumitra BSoumitra B15 days ago
  • Annnnndddd We’re back on lockdown. 🙃SoCal USA.

    Joey PoppyseedJoey Poppyseed15 days ago
  • Many A380s are getting stored or retired earlier than expected. Kinda sad, but not surprising. Quad jets are always the first to suffer when passenger numbers go down. Also, WN is pushing into major airlines hubs like Miami, Houston-Bush, and even O'Hare. And United is also looking to go back to JFK.

    fighter5583fighter558315 days ago
  • "You See--"

    SamtemberSamtember16 days ago
  • 14:04. Listen up every trump supporter

    SaSpursfanSaSpursfan18 days ago
  • You should talk about how more people died of starvation in 3rd world countries due to the lockdown of first world countries.

    ziploxianziploxian18 days ago
  • Some airlines in Europe are offering sight seeing flights. I was on one of them on a A220.

    Well There Isn't Your Problem PodcastWell There Isn't Your Problem Podcast19 days ago
  • how disgusting that China ruins everything everywhere in this world

    Neus_SamohtNeus_Samoht19 days ago
  • I would love longer videos. The complexity of the most interesting topics requires lengthy explanation to fully understand them. My favorite videos on USworlds are at least 1,5 hours long. Hopefully humans attention span will increase from this ever shortest and worst in history.

    Klaudia StaudingerKlaudia Staudinger20 days ago
  • Why are people still flying??!?!?!! This is why we haven't beat covid :(

    Adam WithersAdam Withers20 days ago
  • Covid=nonsense. Thre test isn't saying much

    Oh YeahOh Yeah22 days ago
  • Good video but showing the same 3 headlines while trying to make the point that all headlines were about COVID seemed silly

    XLNemoXLNemo22 days ago
  • I recently had a chance to ask the COO of Southwest about the PHX to Cabo flights. He told me that Southwest plans to keep the PHX to Cabo flights going even after COVID-19, and as you have deduced correctly, they are adding destinations to where leisure travelers go such as Denver, Palm Springs, etc. (but I assume that's only if the demand is still there).

    Jeffrey WangJeffrey Wang22 days ago
  • creepy donald

    GroovyVideo2GroovyVideo222 days ago
  • powerful conclusion!! i fear a lot of governments are underestimating the potential long term damage caused by prolonging the health crisis for the sake of short term economic benefits

    ClarenceClarence23 days ago
  • >century's first pandemic Even in the first minute it's evident you're taking out of your ass. Ever heard of bird flu or swine flu?

    SwordQuakeSwordQuake23 days ago
  • Didnt mention the Taiwan flight to Japan that doesnt land

    BonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOWBonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOW23 days ago
  • Did this guy really take China's covid recovery news as authentic?

    BonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOWBonBonAdios MiaEVERGLOW23 days ago
  • 0:56 first?

    Polish GuyPolish Guy24 days ago
  • Wendover, when he accidentally sees a picture of a plane: [Unzips]

    Ignas PetrauskasIgnas Petrauskas25 days ago
  • Please do a video about the logistics of the US election mail ballots

    Runnin' down a dreamRunnin' down a dream25 days ago
  • well but COVID is still anywhere everywhere, November 2020...and expect to be like so at least until 2023-2025. We will be very lucky if several vaccines will be available in one or two year time.

    AngelchildxxAngelchildxx26 days ago
  • AA playing chicken witn US government lol

    Abdul Rahman Thattarukudy basheerAbdul Rahman Thattarukudy basheer26 days ago
  • You know, for the longest time I thought that Half As Interesting and Wendover Productions were different people

    Jason AllenJason Allen27 days ago
  • Very interesting, I just wish you included a more diverse range of airline nationalities. Although America is a very peculiar airline market, there are interesting things to consider also from a European, South American, Asian, Middle East and African perspective.

    AmbergrisAmbergris27 days ago
  • Best voiceover narration voices : Wendover, Company Man, Real Engineering.

    Sean in LondonSean in London28 days ago
  • People dont understand that flying is very safe during, the chances of catching corona on a flight are one in the milions.

    Jakub BJakub B29 days ago
  • This is highly informative. Thank you Who else thought the aircraft at 10:38 had no left wing? 😁

    TLTL29 days ago
  • can we get TWL number 11

    Josh BuxbaumJosh BuxbaumMonth ago
  • It isn't just airlines. A lot of industries are going to have to review their risk assessment. We know pandemics are only more & more likely. I hope everyone can be better prepared next time.

    IamtopIamtopMonth ago
  • I don’t trust Chinas numbers

    ReeveeReeveeMonth ago
  • Hi, please do videos abogue metro systems

    Sebastián Martínez DíazSebastián Martínez DíazMonth ago
  • I literally came back from nebula to watch this video here, as the app wasn’t running in dodgy internet I have right now. You guys need to optimise the app, content is superb though.

    Vikash K ThakurVikash K ThakurMonth ago
  • Why are you publishing obviously false CCP propaganda on your science channel? China did not recover quickly from Covid-19. They had a long term problem with it.

    Ryu FitzgeraldRyu FitzgeraldMonth ago
  • 5mins in I’m still trying to figure what the bloody point he is trying to get at

    B PB PMonth ago
  • Drinking game: drink whenever Sam says "therefore".

    dri3sdri3sMonth ago
  • I think the executive that came up with the idea of playing chicken with the US government needs a raise. Although it sucks that routes are being closed and leading to people losing jobs and a whole host of other problems, from a strictly profit point of view this is quite brilliant. Ain't nothing like big companies spreading out business over all the states in order to push the government to bend to their will.

    Rashad ArbabRashad ArbabMonth ago
  • Mr. Sam, Hi I am Raghavendran from India. Make a video on impact of covid19 on real estate.

    Raghavendran T BRaghavendran T BMonth ago
  • Comment for algo

    Colin JohnsonColin JohnsonMonth ago
  • Can't believe USians are already travelling that much again.

    NickolaiNickolaiMonth ago
  • the tone of your narration has become kind of weird, very aggressive and robotic.

    iHave NoNameiHave NoNameMonth ago
  • 0:55 “the centuries first pandemic” was the swine flu, not COVID

    John JohnsonJohn JohnsonMonth ago
  • Great video! Can't wait for a Wendover Productions to make a video about herd mentality when it comes to mass panicking and fear based, corporate-owned news network coverage. COVID-19 was the media and like a 13 year old boy would yell, "FIRE" in a dark and packed concert hall....sure there was a fire but it was backstage and some people got badly burnt, a few died, but most recovered. However, most people died from getting trampled by fellow concertgoers trying to make an exit (i.e. mental health issues, suicide, substance abuse, domestic violence, lost jobs, broken unemployment systems, and the upcoming foreclosures and other credit defaults). You're still an selfish asshole if you think that the coverage of the fire backstage was too excessive so please hold off on that idea until mid-2021, at least. People need time to come to their senses, the stars predict that after November 3rd the groundhog might show his shadow.

    sgedlundsgedlundMonth ago
  • 3:44 I assume you mean because of covid...for a second I was thinking you just meant in general and I was gonna start saying stuff, but I guess given the circumstances it's not the only possibility and not as likely either SuperVinlin You had to keep it between 10 and 15 minutes? Looks like you passed that anyway LUL

    0MindSwept00MindSwept0Month ago
  • They employed scrum masters

    RadialezRadialezMonth ago
  • This guy’s great.

    The Coastal CardicianThe Coastal CardicianMonth ago
  • lockdowns shouldnt have happened.

    Trev BermiTrev BermiMonth ago
  • Whenever I see this channel I think of Bendover Productions

    Joseph SJoseph SMonth ago
  • Please start putting your videos on 18:9 aspect ratio the black bars are killing me espeically with all the important text

    reactivereactiveMonth ago
  • Covid has done much more damage to the aviation industry and economic sectors connected to it than airborne ash from even a large volcanic eruption (think Tambora or Krakatoa, transposed to this year) would have done.

    Yosef RobinsonYosef RobinsonMonth ago
  • I just watched a HAI video before this. And HOLY CROP... Hi Sam

    সৌম্যদীপ ঘোষ - Soumyadeep Ghoshসৌম্যদীপ ঘোষ - Soumyadeep GhoshMonth ago
    • Sam be like: "𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘮?"

      সৌম্যদীপ ঘোষ - Soumyadeep Ghoshসৌম্যদীপ ঘোষ - Soumyadeep GhoshMonth ago
  • Woah guys I have a totally unique thought that no one has ever thought of before. This guy sounds like Half as Interesting

    Qman7Qman7Month ago
  • If this video was about 2020 and aviation I'd add the Etihad flight from AUH to TLV too, it worths the mention

    Amnon TAmnon TMonth ago
  • Genuine and Chinese government don't go together

    JosephJosephMonth ago
  • We need to STOP air cargo and really reduce air travel. The externalities are UN PAYABLE This is TAX ON working people to kill our children! #NoAirlineWelfare

    fuckfannyfiddlefartfuckfannyfiddlefartMonth ago
  • I’m surprised he didn’t talk about the flights to nowhere AKA sightseeing flights that takeoff and land in the same airport and fly around landmarks and serve special meals so passengers can experience flying again. Several airlines have done them including Singapore and ANA

    Alex JacobsonAlex JacobsonMonth ago
  • "China's airlines, along with New Zealand's, Australia's and all the other countries that have successfully curbed the virus demonstrate the economic crisis cannot begin until the health public health crisis does"... Mate what an utter load of rubbish that statement is. Australia's aviation industry is in tatters. 1000s out of work, 1 major carrier liquidated, another reduced to 1/4 of its former size, and no end in sight despite having "curbed the virus", and our friends in NZ aren't faring any better, with virgin NZ gone, and Air NZ largely grounded... Your videos are generally great, but that statement was WAY off, and misleading to those who might be watching elsewhere thinking that we have some kind of recovery going on.

    gc1709gc1709Month ago
  • wear a damn mask!

  • China has recovered from the virus? How much did the CCP pay you to say that?

    Bob SmithBob SmithMonth ago
  • "I saw this getting uploaded to the wrong channel"-gang rise up

    doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • 11:05 "these will be useful skills for airlines" My head: and you can be the owner of these same skills, using Skillshare.

    Namgyu HoNamgyu HoMonth ago
  • Does this guy have more than one channel? Cause I swear most videos I watch that are semi informative have his same voice!!!

    Dum Neptune BaconDum Neptune BaconMonth ago
  • Cathay Pacific Group dissolved Cathay Dragon and fired 8500 employees for survival

    Jody YoungJody YoungMonth ago
    • @doliio volay No.. The group announced such decision last week..

      Jody YoungJody YoungMonth ago
    • before COVID-19.

      doliio volaydoliio volayMonth ago
  • Providing a vaccine is out by the end of 2021, then it will just be a matter of 3 - 5 years before the airline industry will be back to pre-2020 standards.

    Salt ServiceSalt ServiceMonth ago
  • @14:09 Taiwan is still locked down.

    Charles MoellerCharles MoellerMonth ago
  • Every single dang video about planes! It was funny at first, but now I'm getting irritated....and worried. You okay dude?

    Cheesy chioCheesy chioMonth ago
  • I just got an email this morning that Southwest is now flying into O'Hare. What could this mean when it's historically only flown into smaller airports like Midway in Chicago?

    Jake SwartzJake SwartzMonth ago
  • Pls talk about Turkey! I think you'd do a lot of justice to the country

    John SJohn SMonth ago
  • 0:34 are you sure about that?

    nickolassaakov360nickolassaakov360Month ago
  • Airlines starage planes because nobody would buy it now.

    need4speedneed4speedMonth ago
  • Airline employees here in the US are waiting with baited breath for business travel to return... but will it ever?

    Eric CableEric CableMonth ago
  • I am surprised as to why Wendover didn't think of adding the special "Flight to nowhere" scheme launched and operated by many big airlines such as Qantas.

    Shivam Krishna PandeyShivam Krishna PandeyMonth ago
  • 11:00 I thought the video was over and he was transitioning to his sponsor.

    splitalteregosplitalteregoMonth ago
  • TY ☺️

    Amit dasAmit dasMonth ago
  • And there i thought the change was Masks and covid tests forever. Like it was with 9/11 that changed the check in process forever.

    ACEliciousACEliciousMonth ago
  • Covid 19...,made in China...marketed and distributed in the USA

    Build IndianBuild IndianMonth ago
  • This video was made possible by COVID-19.

    zakiduckyzakiduckyMonth ago
  • In case anyone is curious, the airport terminal shown at 5:36 is Newark Liberty Terminal A in Newark, NJ. Arguably one of the worst in the country as I flew out of there quite often before COVID-19.

    mikebri527mikebri527Month ago
  • Suspending flights in swing states in the run-up to an election sounds very much like blackmail...

    Ser Garlan TyrellSer Garlan TyrellMonth ago

    Jeffrey MoritzJeffrey MoritzMonth ago