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posted by martyb on Tuesday January 11, @07:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the use-it-or-lose-it dept.

Report: Lufthansa Group Confirmed That 18,000 Flights Had Been Flown Empty To Keep Airport Slots - Airlive:

[...] Under these "use it or lose it" regulations, prior to the pandemic carriers had to utilise at least 80pc of their scheduled take-off and landing slots.

This was revised to 50pc as coronavirus saw travel become increasingly difficult – but airlines are still struggling to hit this target.

As a result of Lufthansa Group's latest figures, the Belgian federal government has written to the European Commission, calling for a change to the rules on maintaining slots.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @01:13AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @01:13AM (#1211983)

    You don't know what you're missing out on man. I just had my 15th booster. Vaxx is the only way to fly.

    Alternatively, my bourgeois interests are advanced by waves of sweet Malthusian death, so I got vaccinated so that I could go maskless and spread it to more old, useless proles who just sit on social security leaching my tax dollars.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @03:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @03:50PM (#1212136)

    > leaching my their tax dollars that they paid into their whole life

    FTFY