The 8 Flights That Show How COVID-19 Reinvented Aviation

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Arindam Kumar
Arindam Kumar 3 өдрийн өмнө
I would love to see a to an airport terminal shaped like a corona virus.
Jimmy Anderson
Jimmy Anderson 4 өдрийн өмнө
me being from the high desert watching wendover talk about victorville: *insert leonardo dicaprio pointing image*
erm000 11 өдрийн өмнө
You have two huge assets on your productions : 1. The narrative and imaging selection, 2. And the research is impressive.
Manny Montesino
Manny Montesino 12 өдрийн өмнө
This comment has nothing to do with anything. I’m just troubleshooting my internet connection. Have a nice day.
Jiajian Hou
Jiajian Hou 13 өдрийн өмнө
Lockdown restrictions lifted: Americans: immediately travel for leisure with absolutely disregard for safety. China meanwhile: daily cases under 50 for the whole country of 1.4 billion. Also Americans: blame China for everything.
Thijs Snijder
Thijs Snijder 13 өдрийн өмнө
Oh wow, I just realized how brilliant the thumbnail is.
C Jones
C Jones 16 өдрийн өмнө
Covid is the biggest commie scam ever using a flu to take away our GOD given rights. Happy Resurrection Day to His people, THE HORRORS IF COMMUNISM CANNOT BE FORGOTTEN
Erwin Espinosa
Erwin Espinosa 25 өдрийн өмнө
I wonder which countries' citizens flew most during the lockdowns
Mohamed Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed Сарын өмнө
could your provide me with links for your references for my master's thesis ?
Joshua W56
Joshua W56 Сарын өмнө
Covid-19 is an SCP.
Andres Miranda
Andres Miranda Сарын өмнө
Chinas has not recovered from the COVID virus, and you are spreading Chinese propaganda by playing to their narrative, other than that your video is good but dont pander to the authoritarian regime bro.
Chris M
Chris M Сарын өмнө
The videos I watched on CuriosityStream were grossly incorrect. I wrote them and they did not seem to care
S Hh
S Hh Сарын өмнө
Wendover believes ccp 19 recovery numbers
Turner9090 2 сарын өмнө
Question....#5 why does it say Mitsubishi in front of CRJ-701Er?
Turner9090 2 сарын өмнө
Pshhh from lab to human*
Smallstudio Design
Smallstudio Design 2 сарын өмнө
Before Covid-19 pandemic ... the deplorable state of airlines with the going inflight passenger gong show provided many of the turnoffs to wanting to fly.
Andrew Ge
Andrew Ge 2 сарын өмнө
I challenge you to a whole video where you only say sixth
Rasmussen Invincible
Rasmussen Invincible 2 сарын өмнө
We need to expand railway network and minimize air traffic
wokovereasy 2 сарын өмнө
There’s a pandemic and people are creating new flight routes to vacation on Mexico. SMH
Nikolaj11 2 сарын өмнө
Man that Aspen route is just the US goverment playing an airline for pollusion services, lol.
Sham Sham
Sham Sham 2 сарын өмнө
I really hate the line "this centuries first pandemic."
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fhjh jhgjghj 2 сарын өмнө
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Donovan Smith
Donovan Smith 2 сарын өмнө
Love the random shot of St. Maarten at 6:15 lol
Kevin Lombardo
Kevin Lombardo 2 сарын өмнө
9:45 he's a cool dude, has boarded many of my flights at ohare
Deniz Erni
Deniz Erni 2 сарын өмнө
0:56 wait a minute, this century's FIRST pandemic??
Mauri Sombowadile
Mauri Sombowadile 3 сарын өмнө
13:31 An airplane's flight path was slightly twisted by a whirlwind.
Airbus A380-800
Airbus A380-800 3 сарын өмнө
Forever ? Lol.. wait for 2021 .aviation is gonna double
Sean McDonald
Sean McDonald 3 сарын өмнө
"The century's first pandemic" *nervously tugs at collar*
Clay Cassin
Clay Cassin 3 сарын өмнө
8:19- What the Hell is a "Mitsubishi CRJ-701 ER"??? Did they send spies from Japan to Canada and completely rip off Bombardier's airliner right down to the name? ...of course not. You guys are flawed, to put it nicely...enough for me to say goodbye forever.
Jeremy Hawkins
Jeremy Hawkins 2 сарын өмнө
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries bought CRJ program from Bombardier, thus the name Mitsubishi. Just like how Bombardier CS series became Airbus A220 series
Robin Bot
Robin Bot 3 сарын өмнө
Imagine going to Cabo during a plague... ugh.
Red Jet 7059
Red Jet 7059 3 сарын өмнө
Wow, airlines and us elections. 2 pretty fascinating topics that rarely directly interacted. Cool vid 👍
A A 3 сарын өмнө
On-line meetings are most likely cutting into business meetings and travels. But can never replace leisure/ vacation travels.
EDDY the Traveller
EDDY the Traveller 3 сарын өмнө
Hey folks check out my documentary on aviation during COVID-19
Stefan Gebhard
Stefan Gebhard 3 сарын өмнө
Love to hear the focus on Australia. Cheers!
Nhat Minh
Nhat Minh 3 сарын өмнө
The thumbnail image is quite ingenious being an airport terminal and a virus at the same time
Larry Llama
Larry Llama 3 сарын өмнө
Thanks for nothing China
Taiwan is a country
Taiwan is a country 3 сарын өмнө
I am very pleased that you said. "The Chinese narrative" About the Chinese recovery. My major is Chinese. I have friends all over China. My own fiancé, is having a hard time finding work. Just scam company after scan company. I will get her out next year. Thank you so much for saying those 3 world. "The Chinese narrative" I backtrack. You said that the Chinese virus recovery was fast. -_- Seriously? They are locking down whole cities because of "0 new cases" "Quick Building hospitals with capacity of tens of thousands" Not really a hospital, just location with limited medical equipments. For 12 official cases. It does not take a genius to figure out that they are lying Why did you close down the city and lock everybody up? 0 cases. Why did you create hospital facilities for 30000 people? 12 people are sick. It is crazy that anybody would believe this.
Taiwan is a country
Taiwan is a country 2 сарын өмнө
@Theo Garcez yeah. What is your point?
Theo Garcez
Theo Garcez 2 сарын өмнө
hey did you know that a virus spreads?
Colin Roberts
Colin Roberts 3 сарын өмнө
And I still have yet to even travel outside of the United States at all. Even within it, I haven't flown anywhere since July of 2005, when I visited Palm Beach, Florida.
davocreative 3 сарын өмнө
*I suddenly have an urge to fly to Cabo!*
Navtesh Dhir
Navtesh Dhir 4 сарын өмнө
0:59 - 'Century's first pandemic'. What??
Northern Virtual Airlines
Northern Virtual Airlines 4 сарын өмнө
Saying that A380s won't return in 2023 when demand will be the same as it was in 2019 is stupid. The A380s were flying since 2010 for Qantas. Once things begin to pick up there's nothing to say they won't return within 12 months! There so so much rumor and stupidity right now, we can't predict what is going to happen so how about instead of spreading rumors we just let things take it's course. Otherwise the video was very interesting
Austin Hernandez
Austin Hernandez 4 сарын өмнө
In other words, this video shows the problem with the capitalist market. It is not sustainable during these times.
Psychlops 924
Psychlops 924 4 сарын өмнө
Imagine believing that any information coming out of China right now is genuine. “China’s recovery is fast”. Yep, glad to see you read the script the CCP sent over to you.
Psychlops 924
Psychlops 924 3 сарын өмнө
@Harpoon McFierce you could say that. Especially considering they constantly lied about the coronavirus and knowingly allowed it to spread across Europe and the rest of the world. And that’s aside from the fact that they killed tens of millions of their own citizens through the Great Leap Forward, their one child policy, and running actual concentration camps for Uyghurs right now. The Chinese Communist Party needs to be held responsible for all of the death and economic destruction this pandemic has caused. In short, the Communist Party should be totally annihilated.
Harpoon McFierce
Harpoon McFierce 3 сарын өмнө
It sounds like you're not a big fan of China
Rafael Markos
Rafael Markos 4 сарын өмнө
"When there is demand, a company's excuse should never be that they couldn't act fast enough to capture it." Nvidia: Yes, but actually, no. Yep, I'm still salty about the 30 series launch.
Hilary in Exile
Hilary in Exile 4 сарын өмнө
Your conclusion seemed to suggest strict health measures, while at the same time pointed out the continued successes of Cabo and Cancún (prime examples of prioritizing the economy). In any case, it's never an either or - without the economy, people will not be healthy. They will die. COVID might kill 2% of the patients, but starvation kills 100%.
Austin Woods
Austin Woods 4 сарын өмнө
13:56 A blip of truth!
Austin Woods
Austin Woods 4 сарын өмнө
13:15 What?
Austin Woods
Austin Woods 4 сарын өмнө
13:50 Such a lie. 1) The two have nothing to do with each other, so don't say they correlate without offering proof and 2) China's business and leisure travel from the rest of the world is expected to be down by 1/3 well into the mid-2020s. They spent the last 20 years building their leisure travel side up and it is now decimated.
Just Another Gayboy
Just Another Gayboy 4 сарын өмнө
While somewhat true, you can begin to rebuild travel industries with a depressed demand due to the virus. Chinese travel is also suffering because other nations have closed themselves off to everyone, including China
Andril A Chakraborty
Andril A Chakraborty 4 сарын өмнө
Hi sam
SunRoad 4 сарын өмнө
There is a certain percentage of aviation fuel in a barrel of crude oil that must be consumed, or storage will fall short, or cracking that kerosene to gasoline would be costly beyond the market price of the kerosene. This might be one of the hidden reasons behind a minimum choreography of the aviation industry, that this video has avoided to mention: Energy! Therefore, to have gasoline and diesel coming for land and sea transportation, aviation must be around, too. Interdependency between fuel types is a devil, indeed. Wail.
Jeff Bourke
Jeff Bourke 4 сарын өмнө
The a380 was doomed pre covid. Qantas are indeed “optimistic “.
Jeff Bourke
Jeff Bourke 4 сарын өмнө
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Justin Santiago
Justin Santiago 4 сарын өмнө
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mariokarter13 4 сарын өмнө
"China's virus recovery was fast." Remarkably, the number of cases drops to 0 when you stop testing.
Jari 4 сарын өмнө
you are wrong about the youtube algoritm
Late Night Thinker
Late Night Thinker 4 сарын өмнө
Ayyy, Guam gets noticed by Wendover senpai
Debarshi Bhattacharyya
Debarshi Bhattacharyya 4 сарын өмнө
Your videos have become really boring lately...make better content pls
SimpleGamingPC 4 сарын өмнө
he need a plane license
Chu 935
Chu 935 4 сарын өмнө
"In the Century first pandemic" Me: the *what*
Kadamb Gupta
Kadamb Gupta 4 сарын өмнө
I was expecting you to cover the flights to nowhere services too that got introduced in multiple parts of the world just because people were frustrated from the lock downs and just wanted to fly even if it meant getting back to the same place after few hours of flying.
ruu 4 сарын өмнө
It pains me to see the CRJs being called Mitsubishi now. Shame bombardier has idiots at the top of management
Alejandro Fernandez
Alejandro Fernandez 4 сарын өмнө
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Stuart Hodges
Stuart Hodges 4 сарын өмнө
What kind of psychopath puts their hand luggage on the x ray belt with the handle extended? That really disturbed me.
bob smith
bob smith 4 сарын өмнө
Almost the entire airline industry is just pure luxury waste. Almost nobody ever NEEDS to take a flight, people just do it because they can and it's not that expensive. Less than 0.0001% of people who fly every REALLY have a good reason for flying.
Jıʏυυッ 4 сарын өмнө
i search *vhjxrfhlivh* and i saw this -_-
Sharath Krishnan
Sharath Krishnan 4 сарын өмнө
Covid Impact - Me to my wife in 2022 : “honey let’s see which new flights are now operating and book a holiday to an available destination”.
Денис Быченко
Денис Быченко 4 сарын өмнө
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Shuhrat Urinov
Shuhrat Urinov 4 сарын өмнө
"Watch the extended cut on Neb...." closes window, switches to Nebula ... No subtitles switches back to MNdown
EuroCyclingTrips - CMI Pro Cycling
EuroCyclingTrips - CMI Pro Cycling 4 сарын өмнө
jalabi99 4 сарын өмнө
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.
Vqlcano 4 сарын өмнө
Those weren't pandemics. They were epidemics. A pandemic is a huge global health crisis, while an epidemic is a mostly regional, easily curbed disease.
G 546
G 546 4 сарын өмнө
United is only flying to get a stimulus pack from the feds
reit. 4 сарын өмнө
I love how the music is the same as the Lore podcast by Aaron Mahnke
midnight teapot
midnight teapot 4 сарын өмнө
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 .
D O Double G
D O Double G 4 сарын өмнө
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 G
D O Double G 2 сарын өмнө
@Jeremy Hawkins really??? Well now don't I feel stupid. No idea how I missed that story. I'll give this response a chance to post & you to read it & then I'll delete my comment. Thank you for not only correcting me, but doing it in a polite & respectful way...I wish more people would be respectful when commenting & replying the way you did. 😉👍👍✌️
Jeremy Hawkins
Jeremy Hawkins 2 сарын өмнө
Mitsubishi bought the CRJ program from Bombardier, thus CRJ is marketed as Mitsubishi’s. Just like how Airbus acquired Bombardier CS series and marketed it as A220
Zhi Han Lee
Zhi Han Lee 4 сарын өмнө
13:36 The airport's name (天河) is actually pronounced as "tee-Ann her"
Zhi Han Lee
Zhi Han Lee 4 сарын өмнө
0:57 You forgot SARS, Zika, Ebola, H5N1 & H1N1 (& maybe H7N9 too?)
Vqlcano 4 сарын өмнө
@Zhi Han Lee The H1N1 flu might technically be a pandemic, but you cant really put it in the same class as a disease we had never seen before up to that point, like COVID. Also, MERS was a relatively small outbreak of a coronavirus that didn't spread too fast, and was contained fairly easily. That falls under the category of an epidemic.
Zhi Han Lee
Zhi Han Lee 4 сарын өмнө
@Vqlcano I remember H1N1 was classified at the highest of WHO's 6 levels though (& as a pandemic even faster than CoViD-19). & what about MERS too?
Vqlcano 4 сарын өмнө
SARS, Zika, and Ebola are all epidemics, while any variant of the flu is an endemic. He was right.
UFCMania155 4 сарын өмнө
But how does this relate to a toyota corolla? 🤔
Men Guarding Their Own Wallets
Men Guarding Their Own Wallets 4 сарын өмнө
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.
Aidan Castle
Aidan Castle 4 сарын өмнө
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
Dudes Assemble
Dudes Assemble 4 сарын өмнө
6:10 “From desperation comes invention,” Kronika (MK11)
EET FUK 4 сарын өмнө
The 737 Max is back bby
Biponacci 5 сарын өмнө
There was also the Lufthansa A380 repatriation flight to Auckland, A350 to Fiji and Nepalese A330 to Brisbane
Massimo Bosco
Massimo Bosco 5 сарын өмнө
Define "forever".
deer hunter
deer hunter 5 сарын өмнө
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.
Ivor 5 сарын өмнө
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?
magnus4g63 5 сарын өмнө
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
Soumitra B
Soumitra B 5 сарын өмнө
Why don't wendover make this video offline 😦
Joey Poppyseed
Joey Poppyseed 5 сарын өмнө
Annnnndddd We’re back on lockdown. 🙃SoCal USA.
fighter5583 5 сарын өмнө
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.
Samtember 5 сарын өмнө
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SaSpursfan 5 сарын өмнө
14:04. Listen up every trump supporter
ziploxian 5 сарын өмнө
You should talk about how more people died of starvation in 3rd world countries due to the lockdown of first world countries.
KNAB 5 сарын өмнө
Some airlines in Europe are offering sight seeing flights. I was on one of them on a A220.
Neus_Samoht 5 сарын өмнө
how disgusting that China ruins everything everywhere in this world
Klaudia Staudinger
Klaudia Staudinger 5 сарын өмнө
I would love longer videos. The complexity of the most interesting topics requires lengthy explanation to fully understand them. My favorite videos on MNdown are at least 1,5 hours long. Hopefully humans attention span will increase from this ever shortest and worst in history.
Adam Withers
Adam Withers 5 сарын өмнө
Why are people still flying??!?!?!! This is why we haven't beat covid :(
Vqlcano 4 сарын өмнө
No it isn't. The flights aren't the ones spreading COVID, it's idiot anti maskers who don't realize that they would have had their mask off in 2 months instead of over a year if they just followed the rules.
der Volldrosten
der Volldrosten 5 сарын өмнө
Covid=nonsense. Thre test isn't saying much
Jeffrey Wang
Jeffrey Wang 5 сарын өмнө
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).
GroovyVideo2 5 сарын өмнө
creepy donald
Clarence 5 сарын өмнө
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
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