The Great Travel Reset: Bloomberg: ‘Air Travel a Luxury for Many’ – “Flying has moved upmarket’ – ‘Reduced social mobility’

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Fewer Flights and Higher Ticket Prices Make Air Travel a Luxury for Many – “Flying has moved upmarket, The Demographics Group says” – Bloomberg – “Flying has moved upmarket,” said Simon Kuestenmacher, Melbourne-based co-founder of advisory firm The Demographics Group. It’s further evidence that the pandemic has drawn a clearer line between the world’s economic winners and losers, he said. 


Flashback 2021: German health minister says climate change travel restrictions and prohibited behavior will be required

By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot

Fewer Flights and Higher Ticket Prices Make Air Travel a Luxury for Many – “Flying has moved upmarket, The Demographics Group says” – Bloomberg –

By Angus Whitley

Bloomberg Excerpt: The jet era that globalized air travel for half a century was brought to an abrupt halt with Covid. Now, planes are back in the skies but flying’s proliferation is in reverse: Fewer aircraft are plying a smaller network and fares are up.

Thousands of flights each month have been wiped from schedules into major hubs including Singapore, London and Doha, Cirium data show. It’s more expensive to fly almost anywhere overseas. And while some markets such as the US are just about back to pre-virus capacity, swathes of Asia and Europe are wallowing more than one-quarter below 2019 levels. … 

“Flying has moved upmarket,” said Simon Kuestenmacher, Melbourne-based co-founder of advisory firm The Demographics Group. It’s further evidence that the pandemic has drawn a clearer line between the world’s economic winners and losers, he said. …

Here are four charts that tell the story.

1. Ticket Prices – There’s so much appetite to travel that airlines have been able to more than double fares on some routes, particularly for business class seats.  …

“We have a genuine imbalance between supply and demand,” said Joe Leader, chief executive officer of APEX, a New York-based passenger experience association.

Globally, some 100,000 weekly flights have been scrubbed from pre-Covid schedules. The number of weekly flights in early December was 616,330, down 14% from 716,727 in the same period of 2019, according to data from OAG.

The smaller number of flights heading into major transit hubs has reduced social mobility. 


Flashback 2021: German health minister says climate change travel restrictions needed – ‘Accept certain limitations’– Via Google Translate: “We have to accept certain limitations if we want climate change mastering. This will include, for example, that we don’t travel as much. This means that we also voluntarily enter one or the other consumption these restrictions on freedom are voluntary restrictions on freedom and not necessarily implied gifts of freedom that are now more or less by law can also be restrictions on freedom come indirectly by e.g. the prices for certain things that are harmful to the climate are higher, and so it’s over in my view, there is an analogy between overcoming such a pandemic and the climate.”


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December 23, 2022 10:41 pm

That does it! I am going to fly about once every 7 years whether I need to or not. I figure I am due with an all electric house powered off a nuclear plant and my choice to live 3 miles from work so I only burn about 10 gallons of fuel every 3 weeks. They can’t interfere with my wasteful way of life. Only when they can show that they are better than me will they be able to tell me what to do with my life!

Reply to  Dena
December 24, 2022 9:23 am

If the Elite can successfully tell you what to do and enforce their collective statements by force of law, they have successfully demonstrated their moral and spiritual superiority, at least in their minds. And that’s what ultimately counts, isn’t it?

Reply to  Dena
December 24, 2022 10:21 am

Back before I started working from home, I lived less than 2 miles from the office. I also drive a manual transmission car that gets almost 50 mpg in the city. It’s pretty boxy, so it’s highway mileage is actually less than I get in the city.
Anyway, In spring and fall, I could get 3 months out of a single tank. Less when using heat or AC.

Reply to  MarkW
December 24, 2022 2:05 pm

Food, stuff for the office and visits to my mom’s house kind of cut into it. I have a Mustang with a V8 and manual transmission which gets around 22 MPG on surface streets and 30 on the highway. Still it could be more painful at the pump.

Bryan A
December 23, 2022 10:55 pm

Let me tell you all how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

Should ninety five percent appear too tall
Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

(If you drive a car) I’ll tax the street
(If you try to eat,) I’ll tax your meat
(If you get too cold,) I’ll tax the heat
(If you take a walk,) I’ll tax your feet

‘Cause I’m the taxman
Yeah, I’m the taxman

Reply to  Bryan A
December 24, 2022 5:37 am

Just change Mr Heath to Mr Sunak and Mr Wilson to Mr Starmer.

Matt Kiro
December 24, 2022 12:28 am

I heard pilots say what a disaster the lockdown would be in terms of training and hiring new pilots. In most places over a year without the pipeline needed to keep a constant flow of pilots being fed into the work force. Then forced vaccination with the possible myocarditis and other side effects. As pilots have strict health guidelines , they couldn’t afford the risks.
It’s similar to the oil price hikes, you cut off the new supplies by not approving new leases and permits , eventually it wont keep up with demand .

Rod Evans
December 24, 2022 12:39 am

The Great Reset is with us.
You will own nothing, you will fly nowhere, you will travel only when authorised to travel for authorised activities… wi!! be happy.
Signed The ministry of happiness!

Reply to  Rod Evans
December 24, 2022 1:38 am

Private jets exempted.

December 24, 2022 3:47 am

This is PMC garbage.
I have flown on 7 Frontier airlines planes this year. These included:
1) $19 flight to Vegas (from West Coast)
2) $400 round trip from West Coast to/from Florida over the summer, when other airline’s flights were $800+
3) A $130 flight (both me and my wife) plus $135 in luggage fees to fly from the West Coast to Atlanta.
Frontier flights are extreme no frills: very cramped seats, no free carryon, etc etc but fast and cheap.
The reason flights are more expensive overall is because of oil prices – and we all know why oil prices are high: ESG and political idiocy resulting in the industry refusing to increase capital expenditures.

December 24, 2022 4:06 am

Let me know when Air Force One (the 747 version) has been put out to pasture — and not because a CO2 spewing supersonic version has been delivered.

In September 2020, the US Air force announced several Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate contracts signed with aircraft manufacturers to begin development of a supersonic aircraft that could function as Air Force One. Contracts have been signed with Exosonic, Hermeus and Boom.

Doug Huffman
December 24, 2022 4:21 am

I will no longer subject myself to the tyranny of the TSA of industry, or to the uppity stews.

Most recently I took a AMTRAK 40 hour trip and back in First Class (sleeper) and with my carry on fine wine.

When I can I travel in my 6,000# BMW diesel highway cruiser.

Reply to  Doug Huffman
December 24, 2022 9:58 am

Take off your shoes, get X-rayed, wear a mask, what a pain. I haven’t flown for years.

I HAVE traveled over 8000 miles round trip from LV NV to the east coast 4 times in 4 years since I retired, but not this year, a little long distance travel burn out.

Planning a spring expedition in the 5th Wheel and will be going into western Canada from Washington State for Banff, etc., so back in the saddle.

Reply to  Doug Huffman
December 25, 2022 3:56 am

I took a cross country Amtrak earlier this year. I liked it but it is definitely not for everyone.
The good points: no TSA, food and booze on the train (food included with sleeper tickets, booze a lot cheaper than airplane), lots of time to talk with the numerous interesting people on the train. I only took 2 nights overnight with 2 day stopovers to actually look around.
The bad points: if you can’t sleep on a significantly moving platform, overnight trains are not for you. Internet service was terrible – literally no Amtrak WiFi on the cross country route and the remote areas passed through don’t have great service. The Coastal I took which is an overnight on the West Coast – there was no Amtrak Wifi AND no internet service between San Luis Obispo and LA. Not a great situation especially when my wife tried to get some work done during quiet periods.
As for the highway travel: gas is DAMN expensive now, especially in California. I have had several trips where the gasoline cost was higher than the rental vehicle cost (which is saying something since the era of $10/day rentals is long gone).

Tom Abbott
December 24, 2022 4:29 am

Yes, the Totalitarians are “on the march”. The are well organized and well funded. Those of us who value our freedoms are in Big Trouble!

December 24, 2022 4:29 am

“Traveling is becoming an up-market activity. And that’s a good thing because we don’t like the plebes mucking it up, crowding the restaurants and beaches and clubs that used to be our domains.”

–Your moral and economic betters

December 24, 2022 5:35 am

My vehicle – a FIAT Tipo (2017) – is going up and up on the second-hand car market.

The push for EVs and the looming ban on ICE vehicles is going to supercharge the prices even further – especially for a low mileage one. I won’t be trading my one in, though.

Paul Hurley
December 24, 2022 6:36 am

Of course, Bloomberg and the other multi-billionaires want air travel restricted to the wealthy. The elites must be getting frustrated with airports full of the great unwashed and the skies filled with Econo-class planes getting in the way of the elites’ first-class private jets.

Reply to  Paul Hurley
December 24, 2022 10:02 am

Yep, get it back to like in the 60s, when the government had so many regulations on air travel, that the “common man” couldn’t afford to fly. Everyone on planes then wore a coat and tie, or a dress, and looked very classy. Same thing for those in the casinos in LV at that time.

Now the great unwashed travels by air and visits LV. We MUST put a stop to that!

Allan MacRae
Reply to  Paul Hurley
December 25, 2022 12:43 am

Hi all.
Porter Stansberry claims to have figured out what’s going on in this dystopian world and who is behind it: Michel Bloomberg and Larry Fink of BlackRock.
Watch the first part – I am not endorsing the $1000 purchase.
Let me know what you think.
Best, Allan
The Two Men Destroying America

Allan MacRae
Reply to  Paul Hurley
December 25, 2022 6:09 am

Private airplanes fly out of small private terminals, located across the tarmac, distant from the big airport terminals. Private plane passengers don’t have to take off their shoes and their belts, go through scanners, etc. You walk in, drop your bags, sit in a nice uncrowded lounge, have a coffee or a snack, use the washroom (the ones on the smaller planes are tiny and NOT very private, and wait for your colleagues. You walk out 50 ft, get on the plane, and you’re off. Staff manage your bags on and off the plane. You get where you are going without any stopovers, which can be a big time-saver. In my business, it made the difference between getting home the same day vs staying overnight in a hotel and getting home the next day.
The smaller corporate jets are rather compact – you cannot fully stand up, but are comfortable enough once you are seated.
At this stage in my life, having traveled a zillion miles on expense account on every airplane large and small, including too many Russian rattletraps with bald hairy tires. I find all air travel tiresome, just something to get done.
When traveling alone, I used to eat fast food – Pret-a-Manger in London, McDonald’s in Moscow and excellent street food in Germany, because the glamour of eating alone for two hours in a fancy restaurant wears off after one meal. I used to walk for tens of miles in these cities – the best way to know the older cities like London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Zurich, Cairo, Tunis, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Sydney. I even walked all over Moscow, but that, and parts of New York and New Orleans after 5pm are not safe. I tried to blend in.
Some cities are NOT walking cities – like Houston, Dallas, even Frankfurt. They are driving cities.
I much prefer walking cities. I usually walked from when I arrived until bedtime in a distant time zone, to kill the jet lag, and scheduled meetings for the next day.
At this late stage in my life, foreign travel is just not that attractive any longer. The only reason to go is to see old friends, and it’s not the location, it’s the old friends who matter.
Covid killed all that – I was not suckered into taking the Covid-19 vaxxes. I’ve lost two good friends to the toxic vaxxes – I want the guilty parties brought to rough justice.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Bruce Cobb
December 24, 2022 7:10 am

“Your Climate Papers, please!”

John the Econ
December 24, 2022 7:43 am

Awesome. The Progressive War on the Middle Class. Get the riff-raff off the planes and out of the airport. Keep them sequestered in their miserable neighborhoods and off the highways as well. Soon, I won’t have to encounter them at all.

Gary Pearse
December 24, 2022 8:57 am

“Globally, some 100,000 weekly flights have been scrubbed from pre-Covid schedules. The number of weekly flights in early December was 616,330, down 14% from 716,727 in the same period of 2019, according to data from OAG”.

The fewer number of places people would want to go these days may account for most of it. Honeymoon in Paris, anyone? Lovely winter holiday in Germany?

The trouble with today’s newthink experts, is they are linear thinkers and not analysts. If they looked at individual markets, they would understand that Europe has committed economic and every other kind of self-immolation. Florida and the Caribbean destinations are probably doing ok.

December 24, 2022 9:02 am

Notice how Allie Gore and Johnnie Kerry et al don’t pay for carbon offsets for their private jets? Notice how the media demands they answer why they don’t pay for carbon offsets?

Philip CM
December 24, 2022 9:08 am

Snaps fingers. Thats what society has been missing. A peasant class. 🙃

December 24, 2022 10:18 am

I remember back in the 1980’s, a number of celebrities began whining about how all the best tourist spots had become so crowded as to make them unenjoyable.

It wasn’t long after then, that many of these same celebrities started to declare that due to environmental concerns, the era of mass travel had to end. Back then it was things like jet exhausts destroying the ozone layer and nonsense like that.

December 24, 2022 10:29 am

A little bit of inflation…
– – – – – – – – –

Flight tickets from Toronto to Vancouver soar past $9,200 roundtrip
Just when you think travelling this week is chaotic enough, another challenge has appeared.
Usually, a flight deal from Vancouver to Toronto or the other way around can cost around $130, depending on the time of year. December is a more pricey month since the cost can rise close to $600, according to Skyscanner.
So when compared to the cost of tickets available now, it is beyond shocking.

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December 24, 2022 1:42 pm

So far this year the flights I’m finding are the same price as in 1990 or less than pre-scam.

December 24, 2022 1:49 pm

Totally unexpected. The powers that be intend to end private ownership of cars, or at least make it unaffordable to own for the middle and lower classes. Why would they let them fly?

The elite can remake the world to their wishes and simply blame carbon dioxide.

Hatter Eggburn
December 24, 2022 4:38 pm

Everyone above retirement age should (a) retire and (b) be barred from setting foot in any airliner. Grumpy reptiloid pensioners clog up flights with their gratuitous slow-motion obstructiveness and endless luggage! Stay home!

December 25, 2022 6:34 pm

After flying well over a million miles for business, I completely abandoned air travel in 2016. I routinely drive 12-1400 miles a week, and have a 3,000 mile personal trip that make 3 times a year.

If airlines could get away with using cattle prods on their customers, they would.

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