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posted by martyb on Tuesday January 11 2022, @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: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday January 12 2022, @03:50AM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday January 12 2022, @03:50AM (#1212019)

    Yeah, like we change all the rules every 4 years when a new figurehead is installed in the Oval office and he swings his big phallic symbol on the executive orders... except, that's all theater, things change more slowly in the real world.

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