The 30 Year-Old Airline That's Never Flown

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting  4 months ago +607

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    • RsNewOld
      RsNewOld 8 days ago

      Hello, I live on Long Island. It's Worth noting, Islip IS pronounced "I-slip" !!!! NOT "Is-lip" !!
      Please do some investigation of pronunciations before saying them. Thank you.

    • JNTHN WLLMN
      JNTHN WLLMN 2 months ago

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

    • JNTHN WLLMN
      JNTHN WLLMN 2 months ago

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

    • solarflere
      solarflere 3 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?

  • builderpepc
    builderpepc 21 hour ago +1

    HAI: *advertises Dashlane's VPN
    NordVPN: *am i a joke to you?*

  • Osver Fernandez
    Osver Fernandez Day ago

    lmao their website was made through WIX, and also apparently taken down for lack of payment.

  • Aceraloth
    Aceraloth Day ago

    Dude airlines cant be flown they are built on the ground for a reason

  • Kian McNally
    Kian McNally 2 days ago

    This was funny

  • lonelyPorterCH
    lonelyPorterCH 2 days ago

    How to waste your money...^^

  • Slav Guns
    Slav Guns 3 days ago

    Baltia was generally a pump-dump stock scam.

  • Shivati Starr
    Shivati Starr 4 days ago +2

    As a person that lived in the Hudson valley... Stewart to Europe would be awesome!!

  • Grespino 1
    Grespino 1 4 days ago +1

    No market for St Petersburg to the US? that sounds odd

  • Josh 1902
    Josh 1902 4 days ago

    The real life Air Emu

  • Martin Mane
    Martin Mane 4 days ago

    Half as airworthy lmao

  • Cheyenne Q
    Cheyenne Q 5 days ago +1

    You don’t realize how many long islanders there are until is-lip is said repeatedly

  • Sam Lutfi
    Sam Lutfi 5 days ago

    Baltia is the biggest scam, owned by a criminal

  • Zeek Shammy
    Zeek Shammy 5 days ago

    Izz-lip?? It's Ice-lip. 😓

  • L Smith
    L Smith 6 days ago

    Sounds perfect for Tory party in UK to use.

  • HawkUnleash
    HawkUnleash 6 days ago

    I mean yea...you can get a 747 easily for at or below $2 million. But you are most likely only getting the actual "chassis" of that aircraft. Airlines usually have the engines and all the avionics removed (sometimes even the flaps) when they send aircraft to a yard for storage.

  • mike bronicki
    mike bronicki 6 days ago

    Pep-two?

  • finn
    finn 8 days ago +1

    i knew this company was going nowhere when they said they chose their routes based off of their name lmaooo

  • Real Ganstas
    Real Ganstas 8 days ago

    Lmao u never read comments

  • Foxtrot
    Foxtrot 9 days ago

    Bruh its pronounced like "aye slip" not "is lip" 3:45

  • Dacheat
    Dacheat 11 days ago

    Sounds like a Shell Company to me.

  • Shane Gentle
    Shane Gentle 11 days ago

    In Soviet Russia, plane fly YOU!

  • peanutbutterisfu
    peanutbutterisfu 13 days ago

    Who would ever want to have an aviation company? Every damn one of them are always a penny away from bankruptcy.

  • cing earth cingearth
    cing earth cingearth 14 days ago

    president Putin will know about this famous airline !

  • Joseph Tullo
    Joseph Tullo 20 days ago

    3:33 , Is-lip? u made all long islanders cringe, it’s ice-slip

  • Nicolas Brouwer
    Nicolas Brouwer 21 day ago

    im not sure if i would fly on half as airworthy....

  • cientochentasur
    cientochentasur 21 day ago

    Islip is mispronounced... Eye-slip

  • chris s
    chris s 21 day ago

    I live in Islip

  • Retro North Rail Lines

    Do you mean Cathay Paciic? Due to a typo on a aircraft.

  • deliziöse Tiefkühlkost
    deliziöse Tiefkühlkost 22 days ago +1

    I'd fly with half as airworthy

  • Sebastian Nikkolas
    Sebastian Nikkolas 23 days ago

    Hhhmm wendover production? Is that you?

  • Lucasmulberg03
    Lucasmulberg03 23 days ago

    Even with VPN I wouldnt go onto a wifi called FreeWifi4U
    ...

  • MK
    MK 24 days ago

    That poor Learjet 35 at 4:40 :(

  • Owen C
    Owen C 25 days ago

    Can’t I just put a condom on my phone

  • Andy Madden
    Andy Madden 25 days ago

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

  • Plate Productions
    Plate Productions 26 days ago

    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 27 days ago

    Is this wendover productions' new channel?

  • Aditya
    Aditya 28 days ago

    Whats the name of the music?

  • Agent J
    Agent J 29 days ago

    Perfect safety record!!

  • Hemant joe
    Hemant joe Month ago

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

  • Lordkey
    Lordkey Month ago

    QaaaaZack

  • Augusto Alvarez
    Augusto Alvarez Month ago

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

  • DD
    DD Month ago

    that's a long h

  • SLagonia
    SLagonia Month ago

    Islip is pronounced Eye-slip

  • Not Telling
    Not Telling Month ago

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

  • Franz Martinez
    Franz Martinez Month 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 2 months ago

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

  • SwingFish
    SwingFish 2 months ago +1

    Half as Airworthy .. Priceless !!!

  • Rafael Amaral
    Rafael Amaral 2 months ago

    USSR

  • Yan Marle
    Yan Marle 2 months ago

    low iq

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones 2 months ago

    So many FAA and DOT resources wasted on these clowns.

  • Ben Rimington
    Ben Rimington 2 months ago

    HAI went communist

  • johnny chang
    johnny chang 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Anastasia S.
    Anastasia S. 2 months 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:


    *COMMUNISM*

  • bcubed72
    bcubed72 3 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 3 months ago

    It’s pronounced ice-lip not is-lip

  • Singapore Response
    Singapore Response 3 months ago

    1:36 the plane that ran out of fuel

  • Roman Barnes
    Roman Barnes 3 months ago +1

    just walk

  • Tom McGlone
    Tom McGlone 3 months ago

    Soooooo they got 30 year advanced deliveries of 737 MAX8s?

  • Klint Maurer
    Klint Maurer 3 months ago

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

  • Electric Boogaloo
    Electric Boogaloo 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

    1:09 Brooklyn Nine-Nine? 😂

  • Balistic 120
    Balistic 120 3 months ago

    That’s not how you say Islip

  • The Mad Gentleman
    The Mad Gentleman 3 months ago

    Soooooo, Baltia is a money laundering scheme?

  • Rami Hamzeh
    Rami Hamzeh 3 months ago

    I thought this was Wendover productions for a sec

  • James Latini
    James Latini 3 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 _ 3 months ago

    baltia states

  • Coby Explanes
    Coby Explanes 3 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 3 months ago

    I got worried and thought normal airlines flew

  • Kat Nicolette
    Kat Nicolette 3 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 3 months ago

    It’s not Islip. It’s I S L I P

  • Typical Mapping
    Typical Mapping 3 months ago

    Cathay Pacific should buy the airline XD

  • Jim Lyons
    Jim Lyons 3 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 3 months ago +2

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

  • mo mo
    mo mo 3 months ago

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

  • Srafa Orasp
    Srafa Orasp 3 months ago

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

  • Rohan Shekhawat
    Rohan Shekhawat 3 months ago +1

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

  • MyTech
    MyTech 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

    I'd still rather fly Baltia than Malaysian Airlines

  • James
    James 3 months ago

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

  • Bob McBob
    Bob McBob 3 months ago +3

    That transition to the sponsor was so smooth.

  • Heckin Memes
    Heckin Memes 3 months ago

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

  • ShadowTheAge
    ShadowTheAge 3 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • anonymous D
    anonymous D 3 months ago +1

    0:32 Slavic squat !!

  • HomesteadOC
    HomesteadOC 3 months ago +1

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

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago

    Nah, ill use nordvpn

  • Jewmanjones
    Jewmanjones 3 months ago

    It’s pronounced EYEslip