The 30 Year-Old Airline That's Never Flown

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting  3 months ago +591

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      JNTHN WLLMN Month ago

      The airlines “Half as Airworthy” already exist, it’s call allegiant airlines

      JNTHN WLLMN Month ago

      Topic: how do airlines pick there hubs? What are the factors behind it?

    • solarflere
      solarflere 2 months ago

      fake video, 80% of all info given here is fake. It was a NWA plane for starters.

    • Ushio01
      Ushio01 3 months ago

      Half as Airworthy huh? I guess your only going to buy Boeing 737 Max planes then?

    • Psittac20
      Psittac20 3 months ago

      wendover guy = subscribe

  • Owen C
    Owen C 5 hours ago

    Can’t I just put a condom on my phone

  • Andy Madden
    Andy Madden Day ago

    01:16 "The please-give-us-money phase".

  • Plate Productions

    As soon as he gets off topic at the end of the video you know it’s the f***ing sponsor

  • MJafar Mashhadi
    MJafar Mashhadi 2 days ago

    Is this wendover productions' new channel?

  • Aditya
    Aditya 3 days ago

    Whats the name of the music?

  • Agent J
    Agent J 4 days ago

    Perfect safety record!!

  • Hemant joe
    Hemant joe 15 days ago

    Their reason for Baltimore,Trenton, Albany, islip was god level

  • Lordkey
    Lordkey 15 days ago


  • Augusto Alvarez
    Augusto Alvarez 21 day ago

    T r u m p a i r l i n e s

  • DD
    DD 23 days ago

    that's a long h

  • SLagonia
    SLagonia 24 days ago

    Islip is pronounced Eye-slip

  • Not Telling
    Not Telling 26 days ago

    It's Islip, like "eyes lip", not "is lip"

  • Franz Martinez
    Franz Martinez 27 days ago

    0:31- probably one of the earliest records of a genuine Slav Squat

  • f g
    f g Month ago

    *Wendover wants to know your location*

  • Christopher Scafidi

    It's eye-slip, not is-slip. I swear you do that on purpose!

  • Kyle
    Kyle Month ago

    footage at 1:26 isn't 1991 USSR coup attempt. It is the successful coup of 1993, when boris yeltsin (supported by USA) sent the army in to kill the russian parliament and gave himself dictator powers. The building being shelled by tanks was the Russian parliament building.

  • Ryan Edwards
    Ryan Edwards Month ago

    Btw, long Islander here, Islip is pronounced Ice-lip, now you gota try “Cutchouge, amagansett, aquebogue, hauppauge, massapequa, wyandanch, yaphank” and plenty other fun longisland names

  • MinePlayersPE
    MinePlayersPE Month ago

    I've just found out that the USGlobal site uses Wix

  • SwingFish
    SwingFish Month ago

    Half as Airworthy .. Priceless !!!

  • Rafael Amaral
    Rafael Amaral Month ago


  • Yan Marle
    Yan Marle Month ago

    low iq

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones Month ago

    So many FAA and DOT resources wasted on these clowns.

  • Ben Rimington
    Ben Rimington Month ago

    HAI went communist

  • johnny chang
    johnny chang Month ago

    They obviously were predating big scammers company such as those Bolichicos from Venezuela called Derwick Associates who has no experience at all in the power generation sector and buy a bunch of end of life gas turbines and sell it for a premium to a totalitarian government such as those of Chavez and Maduro whose incompetence are beyond any belief.

  • Javon Evans
    Javon Evans Month ago

    Long Islander here... Hearing you mispronounce “Islip” (Ice - Slip) made me laugh harder than I have in months so thank you

  • Deep Blue Mania
    Deep Blue Mania Month ago

    Sigh, half as lame. Why? The video was more like focused on selling Dashlane.

  • Anastasia S.
    Anastasia S. Month ago

    Uhh...St Petersburg USSR? You mean Leningrad, right?

  • the.abhiram.r
    the.abhiram.r 2 months ago

    you should colab with wendover productions tho...

  • Michael L
    Michael L 2 months ago

    Islip is pronounced like I-slip with the I sounding like eye

  • Kirblue!
    Kirblue! 2 months ago

    The red at the beginning made me think:


  • bcubed72
    bcubed72 2 months ago

    Gee, those exclusive air rights to USSR ought to have cash value. Couldn't have they sold these to, you know, an ACTUAL airline?
    If USSR wouldn't acknowledge the right to sell, they could have had an established airline do it as a "code share" of sorts.

  • Lord Toxicity
    Lord Toxicity 2 months ago

    It’s pronounced ice-lip not is-lip

  • Singapore Response
    Singapore Response 2 months ago

    1:36 the plane that ran out of fuel

  • Roman Barnes
    Roman Barnes 2 months ago +1

    just walk

  • Tom McGlone
    Tom McGlone 2 months ago

    Soooooo they got 30 year advanced deliveries of 737 MAX8s?

  • Klint Maurer
    Klint Maurer 2 months ago

    Stealing money from the wealthy, and no prosecution for this long. Investors must be foreign.

  • Electric Boogaloo
    Electric Boogaloo 2 months ago

    I'm going to (eventually) have their planes flying above my house, I only live like 10 miles from Stewart...

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown 2 months ago

    just wanted to let you know as a native Long Islander, the town is pronounced EYE-slip, not ISS-lip...don’t feel bad though, virtually every town on Long Island is some form of Native American language. it IS pretty damn funny to watch visitors/tourists who have never been here before try to pronounce town names like Ronkonkoma 😂

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown 2 months ago

    1:09 Brooklyn Nine-Nine? 😂

  • Balistic 120
    Balistic 120 2 months ago

    That’s not how you say Islip

  • The Mad Gentleman
    The Mad Gentleman 2 months ago

    Soooooo, Baltia is a money laundering scheme?

  • Rami Hamzeh
    Rami Hamzeh 2 months ago

    I thought this was Wendover productions for a sec

  • James Latini
    James Latini 2 months ago

    Islip is actually pronounced ice-lip instead of is-lip. Its small but it bugs me because I actually live in Islip. Hope this helps

  • _jeff _
    _jeff _ 2 months ago

    baltia states

  • Coby Explanes
    Coby Explanes 2 months ago

    Wendover sure loves his planes, doesnt he? If you think you like planes as much as he does, though, I strongly recommend subscribing to this channel: @

  • MatryoNihon
    MatryoNihon 2 months ago

    I got worried and thought normal airlines flew

  • Chronically Vlogging
    Chronically Vlogging 2 months ago

    I honestly hate airplanes so I won’t be stepping on any airplanes at all regardless of how it looks.

  • RG Firebuff607
    RG Firebuff607 2 months ago

    It’s not Islip. It’s I S L I P

  • Typical Mapping
    Typical Mapping 2 months ago

    Cathay Pacific should buy the airline XD

  • Jim Lyons
    Jim Lyons 2 months ago

    Baltia had their 747 parked at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI for years. It was only about a year ago the plane was flown out to who know where.

  • Audrey Nguyen
    Audrey Nguyen 2 months ago +1

    Had to check and make sure this wasn’t uploaded on April 1 because it was so unreal. 😂

  • mo mo
    mo mo 2 months ago

    so anyone know whats the name of the background music between 0:00 - 2:00

  • Srafa Orasp
    Srafa Orasp 2 months ago

    In new york, not Near new york. you know that whole state above new york city. 4:18

  • Rohan Shekhawat
    Rohan Shekhawat 2 months ago +1

    I lost it when he said : Metal cylinder organism transport business ... Lmao

  • MyTech
    MyTech 2 months ago

    Filling a 747 on that route is not difficult but it would need to be a split of passengers and cargo.

  • Jasey Rae’s Cosplays
    Jasey Rae’s Cosplays 2 months ago

    It’s Islip (ice-lip) not Islip (is-lip). I’m from Islip and I have not heard that kind of pronunciation before lol

  • Miguel Dominic
    Miguel Dominic 2 months ago

    I'd still rather fly Baltia than Malaysian Airlines

  • James
    James 2 months ago

    love you HAI, at 3:35 it’s pronounced ice-lip.

  • Bob McBob
    Bob McBob 2 months ago +2

    That transition to the sponsor was so smooth.

  • Heckin Memes
    Heckin Memes 2 months ago

    When you're sitting there waiting for the joke to end, but it keeps going.

  • ShadowTheAge
    ShadowTheAge 2 months ago

    I literally had to fly from St Petersburg to JFK 2 weeks ago and had to do it through Moscow with almost 180 degrees turn there

  • Happy Days
    Happy Days 2 months ago +1

    When you're the CIA, and have millions to launder, you'd do the same.

  • anonymous D
    anonymous D 2 months ago +1

    0:32 Slavic squat !!

  • HomesteadOC
    HomesteadOC 2 months ago

    Their logo is a chicken, a bird that doesn’t fly...Genius!

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore 2 months ago

    Dot ComCordski
    We have no revenue, but we are going public.
    The only thing flying is your money into a black hole... and our management fees.
    I wonder how much they took in from government funding.

  • Clint Whalley
    Clint Whalley 2 months ago

    Nah, ill use nordvpn

  • Jewmanjones
    Jewmanjones 2 months ago

    It’s pronounced EYEslip

  • Kārlis Vorslavs
    Kārlis Vorslavs 2 months ago

    I live in Riga.

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 2 months ago

    safest Airline ever

  • macaron3141592653
    macaron3141592653 2 months ago

    Having been born in Trenton an currently living in the same county, I'm hurt that the only time an airline other than frontier wanted to fly to Trenton only did it because of the T in their name.

  • Real Ganstas
    Real Ganstas 2 months ago

    I would invest in ur airline

  • Bruce Schneider
    Bruce Schneider 2 months ago

    It's not "IZ-lip," it's pronounced "I slip."

  • Dennis Farrell
    Dennis Farrell 2 months ago

    Hard "I" in Islip. eye-slip.

  • Loel Azarcon
    Loel Azarcon 2 months ago


  • gerald talley
    gerald talley 2 months ago

    half as airworthiness... that was awesome!

  • David Plass
    David Plass 2 months ago

    ICE-lip, not IS-lip

  • Deathless
    Deathless 2 months ago

    They fucking Keysersoze their flight routes

  • wambachju
    wambachju 2 months ago

    Most ridiculous example of selling planes cheap when no one wants to buy them in an era where super jumbo jets like the a380 and 747 simply arent profitable is when a chinese seller who couldnt afford to upkeep the jet sold a 747 for 10 usd. not ten million, not ten thousand, just ten. ten bucks. one-zero. The company that the chinese airline sold to broke the plane down and sold the engines for 7 million each. ludicrous.

  • hokkaidodaze
    hokkaidodaze 2 months ago +135

    What is their logo? A chicken? They don't fly either.

    • Yellow Penguin
      Yellow Penguin Month ago +1

      @George V. Cohea Usually I'm too old to get a reference, so thanks for making me feel young again :)

    • George V. Cohea
      George V. Cohea Month ago +2

      @Yellow Penguin
      “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"
      Google this quote. Most people above a "certain" age probably would have gotten the reference. Your parents are most likely too young as well, but it is still ridiculously funny, IMO.

    • Yellow Penguin
      Yellow Penguin Month ago

      @George V. Cohea I wouldn't know. I've never tried throwing turkeys out of a helicopter, but I'm always interested in learning by experimentation.

    • George V. Cohea
      George V. Cohea Month ago +4

      @Yellow Penguin
      Turkeys don't fly, at least they don't when someone throws them out of a helicopter.

    • Yellow Penguin
      Yellow Penguin Month ago +9

      Chickens can fly. That's why farmers clip their wings. Although they can't fly very well.

  • JupiterRising
    JupiterRising 2 months ago

    its pronounced eye-slip not ee-slip

  • Dainiel Maldo
    Dainiel Maldo 2 months ago


  • Luqi Majam
    Luqi Majam 2 months ago

    I know why they never flew there logo is a chicken one of the birds that can't fly

  • Loren5
    Loren5 3 months ago

    Talk about carpatho ukraine!! The country that lasted 13 hours

  • ed tomaselli
    ed tomaselli 3 months ago

    Islip is literally pronounce as {I Slip}

  • Mason Hornbuckle
    Mason Hornbuckle 3 months ago

    whats the difference between hai and Wendover productions

  • Southwick Specials
    Southwick Specials 3 months ago

    Half as Wendover

  • steamfans
    steamfans 3 months ago

    Janet airlines is better

  • Eric Sjöström
    Eric Sjöström 3 months ago

    "Half as Airworthy"
    I chuckled for a while

  • Jamct97
    Jamct97 3 months ago

    I flew into Stewart International yesterday. Comically small international airport

  • David Boudreau
    David Boudreau 3 months ago

    Trump own it??? Flus to his favorite spots! In 1st Class the Stewardess PEE on you!!!

  • Sivan10
    Sivan10 3 months ago

    another airline that hasn't flew a single commerical flight is AL MAHA

  • Garmaggio Dominations
    Garmaggio Dominations 3 months ago

    This is the least important comment ever: I live on Long Island near Islip, and it's pronounced Eye-slip, not Iz-lip. Again, this is not important. Nobody should care about Long Island

  • Inigo Moore
    Inigo Moore 3 months ago

    Seems like this has much more of a Bill Wurz feel. Although he is great, think your previous videos are spot on with humour already :)

  • Travis Newton
    Travis Newton 3 months ago

    Meanwhile I start a legitimate business and can’t find a dollar and have to close it down. Give me money. I dont even need that much. Just a third of what a used 747 costs.

  • jtn2002
    jtn2002 3 months ago

    Long Island native here. Small correction in pronunciation- I SLIP, like as if it were two legitimate words.

  • MrSuperpiff4
    MrSuperpiff4 3 months ago

    I'm from long island new york and Islip is pronounced "ICE-lip"

  • E Robinson
    E Robinson 3 months ago +1

    I don't know if this is still true or not. I remember years ago hearing about a shipping company that transferred packages from one airport to another for air shipping. But because of rules at the time they had to register as a airline like UPS and FedEx to be able to carry the cargo. Even though they never had any airplanes themselves.

  • Jasper L. Ferini
    Jasper L. Ferini 3 months ago

    An airline company with no planes. Think of that.

  • Aaron Harvey
    Aaron Harvey 3 months ago

    I actually sent my Resume to this company several years ago to be an Aircraft Dispatcher in their Flight Operation Center which was going to be located in Ypsilanti, Mi (Willow Run Airport KYIP) (of course there was no response) The 747's they leased was painted and stored up at Kalitta Air's main maintenance base in Oscoda, MI (KOSC). They have since been broken up and sold for scrap metal.