Why So Many Airlines are Going Bankrupt


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  • Moe
    Moe  43 minutes back

    *without watching video*
    *shakes fist*

    • Geert Polmans
      Geert Polmans  1 hours back

      You should make a video about the logistics of Tim Horton's. They have locations even in the most remote northern settlements. Would be very interesting to see how they supply them, how they can still sell things at an affordable price.

      • rishabh jalan
        rishabh jalan  4 hours back

        Jet airways also collapsed

        • Marcus Magarian
          Marcus Magarian  7 hours back

          Very good presentation! I was the last banker for XL Airways...

          • Kyle Darwin Enriquez
            Kyle Darwin Enriquez  9 hours back

            It thinks there is going to be a disruption in the aviation industry yin the coming decade when battery density doubles.

            • namme hauusw
              namme hauusw  12 hours back

              8:43 "This business model is a rather new phenomenon, made possible by squarespace"

              • Anonoz Chong
                Anonoz Chong  13 hours back

                AirAsia X a financial success? No LOL.

                • Lava Yuki
                  Lava Yuki  16 hours back

                  I never thought Thomas Cook would go bankrupt since it seemed so popular

                  • Daniel Eyre
                    Daniel Eyre  17 hours back

                    And this despite the generous subsidies.

                    • Chris Taylor
                      Chris Taylor  1 days back

                      uhhhhh..... 5:50 ? Someone has had a substantial accident....

                      • Lilitha11
                        Lilitha11  1 days back

                        Seems like they knew ahead of time they were going to collapse, so not saying anything til the last minute and stopping flights when people already boarded them seems like a dick move. I am sure they could of canceled a lot of flights further out, and then sold off planes and stuff to fund operations for the more near term flights, to have a more controlled collapse.

                        • Ban
                          Ban  1 days back

                          It bothers me you spent a significant portion of this video making a socialist pitch, wherein you completely acknowledge the benefits of the government funded flights and dont even have the objectivity to mention whether the dollars spent on those flights are worth it.

                          • Craig Lawson
                            Craig Lawson  1 days back

                            Not raising the prices by 200% in summer would help them get more bookings instead if trying to rip off hard working people

                            • Spring4030 Zxqa6519
                              Spring4030 Zxqa6519  1 days back

                              If your completion went out of business, wouldn't that get you more customers and you can then increase prices.

                              • Spring4030 Zxqa6519
                                Spring4030 Zxqa6519  1 days back

                                If your completion went out of business, wouldn't that get you more customers and you can then increase prices.

                                • Nick P. Wilde
                                  Nick P. Wilde  1 days back

                                  2:40 The Airline Passengers Per Month graph is deceptive. It starts at 90 instated of 0.

                                  • Biko from the Lowlands

                                    Same thing as with car brands right? I’m going to watch the video now, let’s see

                                    • Solid_Snake
                                      Solid_Snake  1 days back

                                      Also Alitalia is going bankrupt🇮🇹

                                      • Mike Imbesi
                                        Mike Imbesi  2 days back

                                        If you think that's a bad business model, you should see shipping. Constant overcapacity. There's also typically a 7 year cycle where 5 or 6 years are unprofitable and only 1 or 2 years are profitable.

                                        • Brandon Lee
                                          Brandon Lee  2 days back

                                          You have a lot of airlines in europe.

                                          • TheFlyingCoconut 07
                                            TheFlyingCoconut 07  2 days back

                                            7:59 That’s 300 Toyota Corollas!

                                            • bagariddum
                                              bagariddum  2 days back

                                              8:08 thomas cook cost the uk TAX PAYER a shit tonne of money NOT the bloody govt ! meanwhile the 'execs' robbed the company of 50 MILLION pounds. JAIL TIME required for those scum.

                                              • bagariddum
                                                bagariddum  2 days back

                                                Thomas Cook "executives" (AKA: criminals) looted 50 MILLION POUNDS from the company in the lead up to its collapse. They called the stolen funds: "bonuses"...how quaint.

                                                • Bruno Lapinski
                                                  Bruno Lapinski  2 days back

                                                  It's good these companies are going bankrupt because less planes means less CO2, so its better for the environment.

                                                  • FST Study
                                                    FST Study  2 days back

                                                    OK this is a little off topic comment here.

                                                    But I think new YouTubers (like myself) should learn the art of making thumbnails from you.

                                                    • Laurens Rodi
                                                      Laurens Rodi  2 days back

                                                      how big of a factor is (expensive) unionized air and ground personnel in Europe on the struggling finances of these (former) companies ?

                                                      • Levy Roth
                                                        Levy Roth  3 days back

                                                        No one can afford to travel anywhere anymore because we're all getting poorer, not richer. Duh!

                                                        • Diogo F
                                                          Diogo F  3 days back

                                                          Wendover should do some videos not about planes

                                                          • Jahn Kaplank
                                                            Jahn Kaplank  3 days back

                                                            so the problem is not the airlines but the debtors. Why don't they structure the pay-back of debt to coincide with high profit months? (pay more when the cash flow is good, and pay near NOTHING during the hard months).

                                                            it is common knowledge that, since their inception, BANKS have been nothing but trouble. They leave you alone as long as you're making them money, but the MINUTE you don't pay, they STEAL your wealth through foreclosures. Fight the banks, not the operators.

                                                            • Abdul Hakim
                                                              Abdul Hakim  3 days back

                                                              Salam from Kokdiang, Malaysia.

                                                              • Whyareall
                                                                Whyareall  3 days back

                                                                "everything is ready to go, everyone knows what to do and how to do it, but the flight can't go because everything is owned by some old white dudes in suits thousands of miles away and they say no" is a big reason capitalism is such bullshit

                                                                • vengefulenigma
                                                                  vengefulenigma  4 days back

                                                                  Adria airways has had problems for years now, but only went bankrupt like 2 weeks ago. It wasn't that big of an airline, but it was the only Slovenian airline.

                                                                  • Henry Phillips
                                                                    Henry Phillips  4 days back

                                                                    I used to LOVE flying when I was a child then I started to hate it for all the obvious reasons: Long queues, ears pop, crying children ect ect. But then I stopped flying Thomas Cook and everything changed, I LOVE Flying again. No coincidence.

                                                                    • Certified Dead Memes
                                                                      Certified Dead Memes  4 days back

                                                                      Wendover productions is secretly a 737

                                                                      • Dugroz Reports
                                                                        Dugroz Reports  4 days back

                                                                        Chipriot? With an "h"? Is that right?

                                                                        • Baran Orak
                                                                          Baran Orak  4 days back

                                                                          That loser from HalfAsInteresting just called you plain and lame! >:

                                                                          • Charlie
                                                                            Charlie  4 days back

                                                                            There's like a minute missing that I cannot remember and in that time I ended up at this video

                                                                            a demon did it,,,

                                                                            • Southern Arawak
                                                                              Southern Arawak  4 days back

                                                                              We are seeing the end of European coercion and colonialism. All European nations and their main colonies (USA, Australia, etc) are hurting badly and I strongly doubt here will be a recovery from the next recession-depression.

                                                                              • Alex
                                                                                Alex  4 days back

                                                                                Wendover: Airlines

                                                                                • kirtikumar sonawane
                                                                                  kirtikumar sonawane  4 days back

                                                                                  Jet airways?

                                                                                  • Tim Keachie
                                                                                    Tim Keachie  4 days back

                                                                                    the big shits are buying them up its to keep us in our owe country and keep there plane up to chemtriling our skys

                                                                                    • Subodh Karwa
                                                                                      Subodh Karwa  5 days back

                                                                                      You missed Jet Airways which went bankrupt in 2019. Its was a Star Alliance Partner operating out of India.

                                                                                      • Juan José Peñaranda
                                                                                        Juan José Peñaranda  5 days back

                                                                                        Let me correct your title: Why so many *_European_* airlines are going bankrupt

                                                                                        • Hakunetsu YT
                                                                                          Hakunetsu YT  5 days back

                                                                                          MAS yet again with their generousity, XD been quite generous since their establishment

                                                                                          • Lella Pelaou
                                                                                            Lella Pelaou  5 days back

                                                                                            I take issue with how you said "Cypriot"

                                                                                            • ReconMANCER
                                                                                              ReconMANCER  5 days back

                                                                                              because of Mr. Garrison´s "It"

                                                                                              • Abhishek Srivastava
                                                                                                Abhishek Srivastava  5 days back

                                                                                                In India well respected airline Jet Airways also collapsed. In its hey day the market evaluation of jet airways was close to American Airlines.

                                                                                                • David Frankal
                                                                                                  David Frankal  5 days back

                                                                                                  Should also mention UK airlines are particularly vulnerable atm due to Brexit-related uncertainty - this certainly contributed to the demise of Thomas Cook