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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 deimtee on Wednesday January 12 2022, @03:12PM (1 child)

    by deimtee (3272) on Wednesday January 12 2022, @03:12PM (#1212117) Journal

    That is not some unbreakable natural law of the universe. Its an administrative rule that could be easily adjusted. Certainly be a lot cheaper and more environmentally friendly to modify a rule than to make 18000 unnecessary flights.

    If you cough while drinking cheap red wine it really cleans out your sinuses.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12 2022, @03:58PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12 2022, @03:58PM (#1212139)

    Wouldn't it be better to make 18000 unnecessary rules to ensure the right people get paid?