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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, Redundant) by khallow on Wednesday January 12, @06:25AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday January 12, @06:25AM (#1212043) Journal

    The point of this story is that shit that didn't need to be done was being done, and simply wasting resources.

    Not by Lufthansa. They employed people to protect valuable assets - access to those gates.

    You can't loot the future, it's not here yet.

    We're already doing it. Most public pensions are classic examples. So are the large debts that most countries have.

    Much more likely you'd end up trying to loot the ruling class.

    What does the ruling class own? And how are you going to "loot" that in a way that doesn't partially or fully destroy the value of that asset?

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