The 30 Year-Old Airline That's Never Flown
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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting

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    • solarflere

      fake video, 80% of all info given here is fake. It was a NWA plane for starters.

    • Ushio01

      Half as Airworthy huh? I guess your only going to buy Boeing 737 Max planes then?

    • Psittac20

      wendover guy = subscribe

    • SGG

      +Michael Kite you mean eye sis?

    • denelson83

      As in not from That Wikipedia List?

  • bcubed72

    Gee, those exclusive air rights to USSR ought to have cash value. Couldn't have they sold these to, you know, an ACTUAL airline? If USSR wouldn't acknowledge the right to sell, they could have had an established airline do it as a "code share" of sorts.

  • Lord Toxicity
    Lord Toxicity

    It’s pronounced ice-lip not is-lip

  • Singapore Response
    Singapore Response

    1:36 the plane that ran out of fuel

  • Roman Barnes
    Roman Barnes

    just walk

  • Tom McGlone
    Tom McGlone

    Soooooo they got 30 year advanced deliveries of 737 MAX8s?

  • Klint Maurer
    Klint Maurer

    Stealing money from the wealthy, and no prosecution for this long. Investors must be foreign.

  • Electric Boogaloo
    Electric Boogaloo

    I'm going to (eventually) have their planes flying above my house, I only live like 10 miles from Stewart...

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown

    just wanted to let you know as a native Long Islander, the town is pronounced EYE-slip, not ISS-lip...don’t feel bad though, virtually every town on Long Island is some form of Native American language. it IS pretty damn funny to watch visitors/tourists who have never been here before try to pronounce town names like Ronkonkoma 😂

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown

    1:09 Brooklyn Nine-Nine? 😂

  • Balistic 120
    Balistic 120

    That’s not how you say Islip

  • The Mad Gentleman
    The Mad Gentleman

    Soooooo, Baltia is a money laundering scheme?

  • Rami Hamzeh
    Rami Hamzeh

    I thought this was Wendover productions for a sec

  • James Latini
    James Latini

    Islip is actually pronounced ice-lip instead of is-lip. Its small but it bugs me because I actually live in Islip. Hope this helps

  • _jeff _
    _jeff _

    baltia states

  • Coby Explanes
    Coby Explanes

    Wendover sure loves his planes, doesnt he? If you think you like planes as much as he does, though, I strongly recommend subscribing to this channel: @

  • MatryoNihon

    I got worried and thought normal airlines flew

  • Chronically Vlogging
    Chronically Vlogging

    I honestly hate airplanes so I won’t be stepping on any airplanes at all regardless of how it looks.

  • RG Firebuff607
    RG Firebuff607

    It’s not Islip. It’s I S L I P

  • Typical Mapping
    Typical Mapping

    Cathay Pacific should buy the airline XD

  • Jim Lyons
    Jim Lyons

    Baltia had their 747 parked at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI for years. It was only about a year ago the plane was flown out to who know where.

  • Audrey Nguyen
    Audrey Nguyen

    Had to check and make sure this wasn’t uploaded on April 1 because it was so unreal. 😂

  • mo mo
    mo mo

    so anyone know whats the name of the background music between 0:00 - 2:00

  • Srafa Orasp
    Srafa Orasp

    In new york, not Near new york. you know that whole state above new york city. 4:18

  • Rohan Shekhawat
    Rohan Shekhawat

    I lost it when he said : Metal cylinder organism transport business ... Lmao

  • MyTech

    Filling a 747 on that route is not difficult but it would need to be a split of passengers and cargo.

  • Jasey Rae’s Cosplays
    Jasey Rae’s Cosplays

    It’s Islip (ice-lip) not Islip (is-lip). I’m from Islip and I have not heard that kind of pronunciation before lol

  • Miguel Dominic
    Miguel Dominic

    I'd still rather fly Baltia than Malaysian Airlines

  • James

    love you HAI, at 3:35 it’s pronounced ice-lip.

  • Bob McBob
    Bob McBob

    That transition to the sponsor was so smooth.

  • Heckin Memes
    Heckin Memes

    When you're sitting there waiting for the joke to end, but it keeps going.

  • ShadowTheAge

    I literally had to fly from St Petersburg to JFK 2 weeks ago and had to do it through Moscow with almost 180 degrees turn there

  • Happy Days
    Happy Days

    When you're the CIA, and have millions to launder, you'd do the same.

  • anonymous D
    anonymous D

    0:32 Slavic squat !!

  • HomesteadOC

    Their logo is a chicken, a bird that doesn’t fly...Genius!

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore

    Dot ComCordski We have no revenue, but we are going public. The only thing flying is your money into a black hole... and our management fees. I wonder how much they took in from government funding.

  • Clint Whalley
    Clint Whalley

    Nah, ill use nordvpn

  • Jewmanjones

    It’s pronounced EYEslip

  • Kārlis Vorslavs
    Kārlis Vorslavs

    I live in Riga.

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith

    safest Airline ever

  • macaron3141592653

    Having been born in Trenton an currently living in the same county, I'm hurt that the only time an airline other than frontier wanted to fly to Trenton only did it because of the T in their name.

  • Real Ganstas
    Real Ganstas

    I would invest in ur airline

  • Bruce Schneider
    Bruce Schneider

    It's not "IZ-lip," it's pronounced "I slip."

  • Dennis Farrell
    Dennis Farrell

    Hard "I" in Islip. eye-slip.

  • Loel Azarcon
    Loel Azarcon


  • gerald talley
    gerald talley

    half as airworthiness... that was awesome!

  • David Plass
    David Plass

    ICE-lip, not IS-lip

  • Deathless

    They fucking Keysersoze their flight routes

  • wambachju

    Most ridiculous example of selling planes cheap when no one wants to buy them in an era where super jumbo jets like the a380 and 747 simply arent profitable is when a chinese seller who couldnt afford to upkeep the jet sold a 747 for 10 usd. not ten million, not ten thousand, just ten. ten bucks. one-zero. The company that the chinese airline sold to broke the plane down and sold the engines for 7 million each. ludicrous.

  • hokkaidodaze

    What is their logo? A chicken? They don't fly either.

  • JupiterRising

    its pronounced eye-slip not ee-slip

  • Dainiel Maldo
    Dainiel Maldo


  • Luqi Majam
    Luqi Majam

    I know why they never flew there logo is a chicken one of the birds that can't fly

  • Loren5

    Talk about carpatho ukraine!! The country that lasted 13 hours

  • ed tomaselli
    ed tomaselli

    Islip is literally pronounce as {I Slip}

  • Mason Hornbuckle
    Mason Hornbuckle

    whats the difference between hai and Wendover productions

  • Southwick Specials
    Southwick Specials

    Half as Wendover

  • steamfans

    Janet airlines is better

  • Eric Sjöström
    Eric Sjöström

    "Half as Airworthy" I chuckled for a while

  • Jamct97

    I flew into Stewart International yesterday. Comically small international airport

  • David Boudreau
    David Boudreau

    Trump own it??? Flus to his favorite spots! In 1st Class the Stewardess PEE on you!!!

  • Sivan10

    another airline that hasn't flew a single commerical flight is AL MAHA

  • Garmaggio Dominations
    Garmaggio Dominations

    This is the least important comment ever: I live on Long Island near Islip, and it's pronounced Eye-slip, not Iz-lip. Again, this is not important. Nobody should care about Long Island

  • Inigo Moore
    Inigo Moore

    Seems like this has much more of a Bill Wurz feel. Although he is great, think your previous videos are spot on with humour already :)

  • Travis Newton
    Travis Newton

    Meanwhile I start a legitimate business and can’t find a dollar and have to close it down. Give me money. I dont even need that much. Just a third of what a used 747 costs.

  • jtn2002

    Long Island native here. Small correction in pronunciation- I SLIP, like as if it were two legitimate words.

  • MrSuperpiff4

    I'm from long island new york and Islip is pronounced "ICE-lip"

  • E Robinson
    E Robinson

    I don't know if this is still true or not. I remember years ago hearing about a shipping company that transferred packages from one airport to another for air shipping. But because of rules at the time they had to register as a airline like UPS and FedEx to be able to carry the cargo. Even though they never had any airplanes themselves.

  • Jasper L. Ferini
    Jasper L. Ferini

    An airline company with no planes. Think of that.

  • Aaron Harvey
    Aaron Harvey

    I actually sent my Resume to this company several years ago to be an Aircraft Dispatcher in their Flight Operation Center which was going to be located in Ypsilanti, Mi (Willow Run Airport KYIP) (of course there was no response) The 747's they leased was painted and stored up at Kalitta Air's main maintenance base in Oscoda, MI (KOSC). They have since been broken up and sold for scrap metal.

  • Carl Ewen-Lewis
    Carl Ewen-Lewis

    They should just call themselves "Potemkin Airlines".

  • sibtain ali
    sibtain ali

    The ussr, only country where you have enough room to write ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Nomad Equipment
    Nomad Equipment

    "Cool cool cool"🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Harrison Balduf
    Harrison Balduf

    Islip is pronounced "Ice-lip". Take it from a local; you're making me cringe

  • Blue-Maned Hawk
    Blue-Maned Hawk

    Important events in the history of the Soviet Union: Freedom Communism Man with silly mustache tries to take over the world Cold war Freedom Death.

  • Jacob Banerjee
    Jacob Banerjee

    Don't worry guy we'll fly somewhere someday

  • geet gupta
    geet gupta

    737 max spotted at 1:40

  • Cayde-6

    What "basically" means please, im french so my english is...bad

  • Trap Daddy
    Trap Daddy

    "iTs eYE-sLiP nOt iS-LiP"

  • ZuroxTV

    I live about 15 minutes from Islip and it is pronounced “I-SLIP” not “Is-Lip” and that little airport could never support commercial aircraft, even though recently it got told it “could”

  • jabber1990

    the Obaika Racing of Airlines

  • Kevin R
    Kevin R

    Why is there a chicken?

  • zZAZzIL

    Cool Cool Cool no doubt no doubt no doubt

  • applegate96


  • Nelson S
    Nelson S

    Wendover Productions would like to know your location.

  • TricaGamer

    Are you the guy from Wendover Productions?

  • 고등 지능 ODINS trash
    고등 지능 ODINS trash

    The cou is the war of Chechnya What a brutal horrific time

  • Brandon Taitano
    Brandon Taitano

    "Half As Airworthy" is an airline I would fly on. As long as they meet FAA minimums, it would still be pretty safe, and the tongue in cheek factor is epic. 🤣

  • jason morgan
    jason morgan

    Hmm something like a safe haven for money laundering seems more in order as to why this happened. Is this someone's thesis or what?

  • Robin Auras
    Robin Auras

    A rooster as a company logo? I wouldn’t feel very confidant flying on one of their planes! Also, just FYI - the plural of boys is boys. Not boyses.

  • Sprat-Lane

    What kind of cartoonish/childish subpar type narration is this shyt? I stopped listening after 44sec

  • Paul Cooper
    Paul Cooper

    Reminds me of The Lord's Airline, a Christian/ Observant Jewish charter service that would have flown from Miami to Israel. By 1987 their only plane was an engineless hulk in a forgotten corner of MIA.

  • TheSovietComrade

    The reason of Soviet Coup is because the Soviet Union almost become an US Puppet since Gorbachev came to power.

  • Mitch Winder
    Mitch Winder

    On videos about Islip, NY do people repeatedly complain about how it’s pronounced? Asking for a friend.

  • Darksoft


  • Come On
    Come On

    Starting to sound a little like Bill Wurtz and Sam O’Nella with the comical interjections.


    its not a airline , call it as groundline.

  • Thomas Schulz
    Thomas Schulz

    Good try but you say Islip "eye - slip " not "is-lip". Still one of the better ways I've heard a longisland town name said.

  • BEASted SULLz
    BEASted SULLz

    Legend has it it's still trying to go up in the air today


    How do you fuck up saying Islip. Its literally I-Slip