Well, you should have some benefits, but also a cost associated with it. Like a membership fee, but then have a variable advantage (lower IL cost, better image, or a combination). Yet I don't think it's an urgent feature.
While you save cost, you might not get a single passenger more with a bigger aircraft. The current demand system rewards frequency over size. The higher the frequency you have on a route, the more passengers you will grab and you'll be less vulnerable to competitors grabbing your pax.
If you have one or two flights a day, but the competitor has 40, you'll end up with empty planes.
So, yes, you save cost, but your overall profit might still be bigger with smaller aircraft but higher frequency.
While in general I do like the idea, I think the x12 factor might be a bit on the high side. There is certainly an unbalance between the aircraft aging and the revenue side. A week in the game is not simulating a week in real life (probably more like a month, or even a quarter).
As TWAAir stated, it would phase out legacy aircraft much faster and thus impacting game play for a number of players. We also might have to look at aircraft production times, cos at a certain level, you might even not be able to replace your fleet anymore in time, as new deliveries take longer than replacements might be required, but I guess that is anyway a very high number, so maybe not relevant.
Regarding compensations for existing players. You HAD your fun, and that's what you paid for. You won't get any compensation for that. And your previous payments are not carry forward amounts for future guarantees. You pay to play for that specific "moment". You have no guaranteed protection of your investments. Of course, a business man (like Martin) will consider his existing (and best) clients, but it is not that you have any written "right" to that. The framework is ever changing and businesses have to adapt to those changes. That's part of what defines success and, in my personal opinion, could be reflected here a bit more as well. I believe, the game play is too static over time and would benefit from some noise (changes in the framework, random fluctuations in short term demand, random weather induced limitations, etc.)
Ich habe in VTE auf Riem eine Airline mit Langstrecken Fliegern (A350-900). Die meisten werden aber nicht voll, aber ich fliege insgesamt Profitabel mit einer Nettomarge von ca. 27%. Mit besseren Wellen und anderen Optimierungen liesse sich das sicher noch verbessern, aber um die Frage zu beantworten: Ja, das ist grundsätzlich möglich.
There is a problem (in my personal opinion). The ranges stated are the real ranges, although what is wrong in the game, is the actual flight distance. AS calculates with the great circle distance, whereas in real life, you have to fly certain via certain way points, have the departure and arrival procedures, wind (i.e. jet streams) and other weather influences, reserves, aging aircraft that get heavier/less powerful, heavy cabins with IFE, extra crew, double crews, etc. etc.
All these factors lead to much shorter real life ranges that what the published ranges by the OEMs are. Therefore airlines can't use a 737 to cross the Atlantic as everybody does here in the game.
You're funny. No matter what we tell you, you expect to have 80+% loads after one booking cycle with a brand new airline. This is not how this game works.
A brand new airline starts with a company image of 0, you need to do a few flights to get a first image. And then it takes a few days (up to two weeks) to get to a good level. The company image also influences your ORS rating and can help increase bookings.
Then stick to trunk routes at the beginning. If there's no competition (on the direct route), then it most likely indicates, that there's no demand. If there was, others most likely would fly there already.
You can clearly see the difference by choosing the right wave times. A (every) 6 hours hub covers only Central Europe, while with an 8 hours hub you can cover almost complete Europe (you're just a tiny bit too far East for Portugal).
You can also see, that the "Weight" is roughly double for the 8 hour hub.
A quick note for the blue circle. Within this circle, you should be able to do a rotation and still have the required 2-hour gap for maintenance. So in order to maximize your utilization, schedule one rotation to within the blue circle, and one or two in the red.
Well, with limited production lines, there would have to be a couple of (AS?) Leasing companies taking up a few production slots in between. And a maximum number of aircraft that you can order at once might also help (with no additional order till the first ones are delivered).
And the leasing companies would need to have a mechanism to not lease to those big "kraken" airlines.
Of course, with that, the production rates would also need to be dynamic and slowly increase (or decrease) depending on demand. And even the prices of the aircraft could vary depending on the demand to make it really interesting.
Wenn eine Argumentation polemisch ist, dann ist sie unsachlich, aggressiv und überspitzt. Das Wort stammt von dem gleichbedeutende Adjektiv polémique aus dem Französischen ab, welches wiederum auf polemikós (kriegerisch) aus dem Griechischen zurückzuführen ist.
Und wie genau würdest Du Dir einen fairen Start einer Welt vorstellen, so dass er in Deinen Augen fair ist?
Unfortunately there's still no relevant information available for the E190-E2 and their introduction might be delayed. Boeing lately was also a bit restrictive with the publication of their airport planning manuals. We are trying hard, but we also depend on the goodwill of the OEMs.
Ich finde es echt kacke das der a350-1000 genau gleich wie der 900er in echt ist er 7meter länger und kann auch mehr leute mitnehmen ich verstehe die logik nicht wiso man das selbe Flugzeug nur noch einmal bringt nur das der 20mio mehr kostet nicht mal mal mehr kann außer 5t mehr Fracht mitschleppen kann und 6räder am hauptfahrwerk hat
Uns entgeht durchaus mal das eine oder andere Detail wenn wir neue Flieger hier einführen. Allenfalls kann es auch mal etwas länger dauern, weil die entsprechenden Infos nicht verfügbar sind. Aber ganz so doof sind wir dann doch auch nicht.
Und besten Dank an die Konkurrenz (von Airbus) für die Erklärung.