The US Government Program That Pays For Your Flights

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    Wendover ProductionsWendover Productions

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    References:
    [1] www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/mission/office-policy/aviation-policy/337916/subsidized-eas-report-communities-outside-alaskamay-2019.pdf
    [2] www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/mission/office-policy/aviation-policy/311086/status-report-200-compliance-12-months-ended-sep-30-2017.pdf
    [3] www.citylab.com/equity/2018/11/worsening-inequality-urban-rural-major-cities/576175/
    [4] www.flightconnections.com/route-map-air-choice-one-3e
    [5] ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/pso_inventory_table.pdf
    [6] www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/12/18080806/air-service-small-cities-crucial
    [7] www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/4/pub/AKMBPA2.pdf
    [8] www.researchgate.net/publication/259139464_Economic_contribution_of_essential_air_service_flights_on_small_and_remote_communities
    [9] bayrunnershuttle.com/locations/hagerstown/
    [10] www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/82888-franklin-pa-and-hagerstown-md-to-lose-eas-services
    [11] fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44176.pdf
    [12] fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44176.pdf
    [13] blog.midwestind.com/cost-of-building-road/; www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-jeff-denham-government-property-bill-20160303-story.html; www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-97-181/pdf/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-97-181.pdf

Wendover Productions
Wendover Productions

I'm very excited to release that documentary that I teased in the ad-read at the end! It'll go up on Nebula at the end of November, but make sure to sign up for the Curiosity Stream/Nebula bundle so you can see that right when it comes out: http://CuriosityStream.com/Wendover

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Alejandro González
Alejandro González

Are you and HAI related in some way? Your videos and sponsors are very similar

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Drone_Better
Drone_Better

@Ivar Nesje *Laughs in SponsorBlock.*

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Luke Trust
Luke Trust

Fine, fine. I signed up.

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C Smith
C Smith

Maybe the paid streaming service would be an easier sell if you actually told people what the documentary was about? Though I guess it’s appropriate that we don’t have more than a nebulous idea of what to expect.

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nebletic
nebletic

Ok boomer

6 місяців tagasi
yhnbgt365
yhnbgt365

One report about Amtrak was that it would be cheaper to sell a train ticket to a person and then take them to the airport for a first-class trip.

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j carpenter
j carpenter

I live in Pueblo lol

16 päeva tagasi
George
George

Goes to show that state intervention is more prevalent in the states than than you think, and also, it's good.

22 päeva tagasi
Greg Lenz
Greg Lenz

Pure waste and corruption... shit....

22 päeva tagasi
Eddie McFadden
Eddie McFadden

That's what cars are 4

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陈北宗
陈北宗

Unless there are nasty surprises, the government can lease out those unused buildings to fund some of programs, like a slightly expanded EAS. And those leased out buildings, especially ones within places with high real estate prices, can help young people and start-up businesses greatly.

24 päeva tagasi
SyFy Rytr
SyFy Rytr

Without subsidies, airline industry is a failed business model. Socialist capitalism. (BTW, it's ADAK, AY-dak)

25 päeva tagasi
Jordan Nye
Jordan Nye

I live in Mason City where Air Choice One operates, and this dinky little airport is still so limited, it's worth it to drive the hour and a half to Des Moines or Minneapolis.

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Andrew Brueck
Andrew Brueck

Damn, didn’t realize Wendover (or anyone for that matter) actually knew about Burlington.

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Quinn Conine
Quinn Conine

If a location is isolated enough that the only connection to places you want to go is too expensive... don’t settle there. The fact that it’s “not that much” of the federal budget doesn’t change the fact that we’re paying for something involuntarily through taxes that we wouldn’t pay for if we kept that tax money. We’re only encouraging inefficient settlements. Not to mention subsidies and tax credits in general open their own can of worms with lobbying and cronyism.

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Husam Sameer
Husam Sameer

this man advertised nebula, then nebula and curiosity stream, then curiosity stream by itself. And with smoother than butter transitioning

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Rivera Jose
Rivera Jose

Wendover another plane video? -Always

2 місяці tagasi
Andy Zhang
Andy Zhang

This kind of policy is horrific. Totally wasteful and thoughtless in terms of environmental impact.

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Metal Jack
Metal Jack

Well if those inventions on those other channels become reality , in the near future these smaller towns can have flying electric powered drone taxis for a fraction of the cost , without a need for pilots even ..

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That Climbing girl
That Climbing girl

Who is here after Airberlin and Flybe went bankrupt 6:04 - 6:11

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Jim Heeren
Jim Heeren

this is the same country that screams socialism when you try to give poor people healthcare but is totally cool with giving airlines subsidies to fly to some small town

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SnPzDaRealNG YT
SnPzDaRealNG YT

HAI HAI

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Daniel McDavid
Daniel McDavid

Eagle CO has direct 757 service to Newark, which surprised me for such a small airport.

3 місяці tagasi
bleachie
bleachie

It's "not a lot of money in government terms" but the government also takes 35% of my money. They are hungrier than the hungriest hippos I know..

3 місяці tagasi
PG Plays Video Games
PG Plays Video Games

So, out of all places I've traveled to/from, *Charlottesville, VA* has had the most flight delay/cancellations. I am curious why that is the case, and have hypothesized everything from "nobody wants to fly there" to "the pilots flying to my city have worked way too long because I live in a port city" (and so they have to swap pilots because they're too incompetent to see this in advance"

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PG Plays Video Games
PG Plays Video Games

I can't find a clickable link to wendoverproductions.com on your channel, the video description, or reddit. what the heck?

3 місяці tagasi
Christopher Protho
Christopher Protho

Who needs NASA? You have flyover video of Mars. Mars, PA that is. You can actually see the town's tiny "spaceship" at the bottom-center of the shot.

4 місяці tagasi
Alex Ocean
Alex Ocean

These subsidies are anti competitive and a waste. In Europe there are routes with less demand than mentioned here, going for as little as 20 - 40 Euros! One of the few areas Europe does better than the US... Commercial Aviation Markets

4 місяці tagasi
Clayton Johnson
Clayton Johnson

Never ever go to Pueblo. Just wanted to say that.

4 місяці tagasi
Justin Moore
Justin Moore

This is a world war. I hope we are not the only ones paying for it. We fucking probably are.

4 місяці tagasi
Johnathan Geek
Johnathan Geek

290 million may not be much in terms of the whole annual budget... but it is all borrowed, and not only borrowed but borrowed on the backs of our children. That is the way to think about all unnecessary government spending.

4 місяці tagasi
Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk

Why can't the flight be more comfortsble at a lower price if basically the US contributes to the ticket costs???

5 місяців tagasi
Daniel Rios
Daniel Rios

I wish they would pay our tuition

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Joey mp4
Joey mp4

I suggested this..

5 місяців tagasi
dog
dog

Wouldn't it just be more efficient and economical to A) create a government-owned airline and B) build rail connections between places with SHORTER journeys?

5 місяців tagasi
Solaris//Mapping and Gaming
Solaris//Mapping and Gaming

Its america its never going to happen

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Matthew Shortle
Matthew Shortle

Durango, CO represent

5 місяців tagasi
Cormac Rohda
Cormac Rohda

I'm starting to think that wendover is from presque isle ME. It's in almost every video about where airlines fly and how

5 місяців tagasi
glasslinger
glasslinger

This also pays for mail and package delivery to these smaller towns, which would be drastically slower if it was all by truck. Still, you are holding people at gunpoint to take tax money from them to subsidize these programs. Maybe it would be better to move the people out of these remote towns, or let them face reality if they remain there.

5 місяців tagasi
AirplaneExpert
AirplaneExpert

Me: *PLANES* Wendover: *P L A N E S* Everyone: You good?

5 місяців tagasi
Filipe Saramago
Filipe Saramago

By "Europe" what's meant is actually "EU". Public service contracts are an EU regulation

5 місяців tagasi
jeffrey skoritowski
jeffrey skoritowski

The United States government used to require bus operators to go to small towns as part of their operations license. Almost put Greyhound out of business.

5 місяців tagasi
TY'carter Tracks
TY'carter Tracks

As somone who lives in Victoria I’ll say that tens of thousands use them planes a year to get to Houston and Dallas cause it cost only 60$ and they can be to work and back home to Vic in a day every day for 100$. For these old people down here that’s a blessing

5 місяців tagasi
Prashant Garg
Prashant Garg

using taxpayers money for subsiding ski resorts?

6 місяців tagasi
Evensong
Evensong

When they leave the airport and proceed to pay to ski (and likely rent hotel rooms, visit shops, restaurants and the like) they add a lot to the economy though Giving business money, taxes, jobs and the like; wash and repeat for hundreds of millions of tourist and you have a net gain. So.. Yeah Using Taxpayers money for subsiding ski resorts.

4 місяці tagasi
manihot
manihot

While in other parts of the world, people simply use buses and trains.

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Matthew Southwell
Matthew Southwell

You have to keep in mind that with traffic HGR is more than 2 hours away from BWI and with the free parking at HGR and the added cost for gas to and parking at BWI this is really more detrimental to those of us that use it. I would dive the 1/2 hour to HGR from Martinsburg WV who has a comparable airport but no flight service to HGR then onto BWI. In essence you have now moved the closest connection for many further removed small town farther down the line that now are faced with much longer trips at an increased cost who already come from lower income towns. It's not as cut and dry as you make it sound. Basically this kind of thinking hurts rural America.

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Econael
Econael

So every US citizen is paying so that people in small towns can fly by plane. Also paying so so that airlines don't come up with more efficient ways for small amounts of traffic.

6 місяців tagasi
CaeserOct
CaeserOct

Wow a government subsidy for towns where the locals are constantly complaining about the evils of socialism.

6 місяців tagasi
Michael Zaite
Michael Zaite

4:15 I flew that EXACT plane on Air Service routes in '08 out of Cleveland. Loved those routes and that plane. So much better than the Hub to Hub runs we had. It felt useful, as opposed to just being slightly cheaper than running an RJ.

6 місяців tagasi
saket mundhada
saket mundhada

Nobody cares about your stupid documentary

6 місяців tagasi
Dennis O
Dennis O

Curiosity Stream or Nebula seem interesting. I'm interested but never visited them, all I know is they're Science Channel. It would be a lot easier to entice people to come over if they know some examples of show that's in there rather than telling people that they have specials (which of course they may or may not like).

6 місяців tagasi
sophrapsune
sophrapsune

Being such a great communicator about logistics, you should do some similar work about passenger rail services. On a recent trip to Europe, after both rail and flying, it was clear that passenger rail was the superior choice for intercity travel. It would be great to understand why, say, trains are full on some European routes yet are almost unviable in the US and Australia.

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Jacob H.
Jacob H.

Love your videos but 5:12 the smallest Plane operated by Envoy (American Eagle) is the ERJ 140 with 44 seats.

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Critty
Critty

Like obama phone

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『Pzntium』
『Pzntium』

nice

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mr_nice_hearted
mr_nice_hearted

Telluride landing.....quite tricky!

6 місяців tagasi
Amos Bairn
Amos Bairn

$290m is less than a dollar per person in the US

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Ziva David
Ziva David

It is only a scam of the usa empires' fuel hoax....

6 місяців tagasi
Thijs van Leeuwen
Thijs van Leeuwen

As usual, a government frustrates a market with a subsidy instead of letting the best product or service prove itself.

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Astral'o Pithecus
Astral'o Pithecus

Essential? The US leaves people on the streets (especially veterans) because they have to pay the plane ticket of someone that is too lazy to drive a car or ride a train for a few hours...

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Lynn Boudreau
Lynn Boudreau

The background music ..John Cullen

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TheMiguel
TheMiguel

it doesnt make sense for Pueblo to have a subsidy since its 40 minutes away from the Colorado Springs airport lol.

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Next Gen Gamers
Next Gen Gamers

I'm from Victoria and didnt even know that

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Hsfjeldnfd Hejfnfdnslcjwk
Hsfjeldnfd Hejfnfdnslcjwk

Why don't they put that money into railways instead?

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Goochies Paranormal sessions
Goochies Paranormal sessions

I still like Sandwiches

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Rohil Bathija
Rohil Bathija

Can you do a video talking about how people wanting to enter aviation can do so?

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August Noë
August Noë

Why the fuck is the plane floating at 4:21

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Wyatt Seim
Wyatt Seim

I was wondering why flights out of Hayden were so expensive.

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Andriy Gushchyk
Andriy Gushchyk

When Wendover Productions will finally make a video about Wendover airport?

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TableCat
TableCat

4:20 that wheel seems to be very strong

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Nachiket Malpathak
Nachiket Malpathak

Waiting for your original porn series called "Bendover Productions"

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Smells like teen Hitler
Smells like teen Hitler

The porn name already exists . Some English dude. It wasn’t exactly top shelf

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kpg
kpg

Another Government program that needs to end!

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C Charles Sabbithi
C Charles Sabbithi

Thank you, that was very informative.

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Sparta 300
Sparta 300

9:14 I compete against Hagerstown for high school sports all the time

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Nardstorm
Nardstorm

Someone knows that Pueblo exists? I’m so ashamed

6 місяців tagasi
Djuntas
Djuntas

The USA needs to get train infrastructure. To take a plain for such a short travel...well sure, why not. Anywho I know he covered this in other videos why USA dont.

6 місяців tagasi
David Gretzschel
David Gretzschel

@Wendover Productions Why do those airlines not operate a bunch of Cessnas with 2 passenger seats (or whatever else is small)? If they waste money flying 50 seaters with no passengers, it seems that if the subsidy was instead "per passenger transported", you could connect perhaps a hundred more small communities for the same price. It seems that the structure of the subsidy is highly inefficient. Like they're mostly burning money for the sheer joy of it.

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David Gretzschel
David Gretzschel

4:19 excuse me? How the hell is that plane floating like that?

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EmperorOfPotato
EmperorOfPotato

The gear is attached to the engine you can see it right above the stairs

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Adrian Gallacher
Adrian Gallacher

Please do the logistics of the UN general Assembly!!!!!!!!!!

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cgarzs
cgarzs

Real classy, just rub that exclusive paywalled content in my face. No harm in going broke paying for the increasingly splintering streaming world. Right?

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gaymer1
gaymer1

i dont even mind the fact that u just post plane videos

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InventorZahran
InventorZahran

Next episode: The U.S. Government Program that Pays for Your Nebula Subscription

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InventorZahran
InventorZahran

We call it The Essential Video Service

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Bruce Bartman
Bruce Bartman

China never ceases to amaze me.Regardless of the project, China gets it done. you Go Chinc Go!

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DeProgram
DeProgram

yeah, things are smooth when the government has total control and lack of concern.

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Jorge Amado Soria Ramírez
Jorge Amado Soria Ramírez

but tell me again how the government is always the problem and how free market solves everything...

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CalvinTimToms
CalvinTimToms

Not tell me what to think??? No!! Please tell me what to think so I can call it fake news. Thanks

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