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#113633 Introduction of new aircraft types

Posted by Banff on 25.10.2018 - 10:44

Let's not escalate this matter further. The plane is on the way, and there's not anymore to that story. :-)

#113503 Cargo Only Airlines

Posted by Banff on 15.10.2018 - 07:17

Cargo is more difficult, because it doesn't follow the usually pax pattern. LHR isn't necessarily a good cargo hub. But CGN is. Or LUX. Also, many pax long haul flights carry cargo very cheap, which makes it hard to compete.

However cargo has "less" players. You can easily find a game world with only 1-3 dedicated freight airlines. And if you operate ATR's to minor airports, you are likely to succeed. I have had a cargo company with more than a 1000 planes - but it's a lot of work, and yes working in waves is just as good as with pax.

#113353 A few realistic idea suggestions

Posted by Banff on 09.10.2018 - 21:13

This thread isn't really going anywhere constructive. Thread locked.

For questions, contact me directly.

#113311 A few realistic idea suggestions

Posted by Banff on 08.10.2018 - 10:05

(...) There has to be some good aspects of reality to this game, or it's simply a waste of my time. (...)

What level of reality is good enough to not waste your time? Should planes in Seattle sometimes be hijacked and crashed? Should pilots call in sick so that the airplane is cancelled and you get an gigantic fine? See, AirlineSim reflect reality to a certain degree. But a simulator will never be realistic. Since when has normal people like us, been able to start a new airline and have succes within 2 weeks?

If you feel that the reality of AirlineSim right now is so bad, that it's a waste of your time - then make a very smart decision.  :ph34r: 

In regard to your question no. 3.: Due to missing IPO, you want another option for company bonding, in order to grow faster. At the same time, you want more realism? You can lease 25 planes and start flying within 24 hours. Is that realistic? You want it faster than that? Is that realism?  :)

#113264 Things have got to Change

Posted by Banff on 05.10.2018 - 09:13

Most of the moderators, logo-team and signal-team are volunteers. However AirlineSim wants official support requests, to be handled by people actually employed by AS, which makes good sense. 

#113213 Things have got to Change

Posted by Banff on 03.10.2018 - 10:42

I think it's fair to be disappointed in the lack of new features. One of the things I learned when dealing with clients is to manage expectations and not over-promise unless you are forced to do so. This is where I think AS' communication failed. They announced they were working on booking classes in April 2017 then followed up with a new development blog in August 2017 saying that booking classes and other features were "ready for large scale testing" so people were really expecting for something new. They even said to stay tuned for more news in Q3 2017.


Here we are in Q4 2018, 14 months have passed and there is nothing new, not even a test...


While I cannot talk on behalf of AirlineSim, I am pretty sure that I can state that the develoment of booking classes is on hold for the moment. The reasons are many, but most important is that focus has been on keeping AirlineSim running. We can agree that communications could have been a lot better - and still can be, but main reason for this pause in development is know by the core team, and is fully respected. 

I have come to the point where I just accept that AirlineSim is not developing - but it is what it is. The exact same way that I feel, when I open up oldie-games like Ceasar 3, SimCity or whatever game I stumble across from time to time. They are what they are, and will most likely not change too much.   :)

#113212 Aircraft Condition Below 50% + all flights being cancelled

Posted by Banff on 03.10.2018 - 10:36

A good thumb rule, is to have at least 1 - if not 2 - maintenance windows every single day.

#112782 Global Group Common News

Posted by Banff on 08.09.2018 - 16:28

Well both moderator and AS agreed that this doesn't belong here. Please just accept that.

#112550 Scheduling Help

Posted by Banff on 01.09.2018 - 18:47

You can delete entire schedule, and make a new one with new flight numbers.

#111831 Time to say Goodbye

Posted by Banff on 27.07.2018 - 19:06

All the best Christian. You have always contributed greatly to the community with a good sense of humour. It's a loss to see you go. I'm sure you'll be back one day.

I'm interested in Tianjin Sky :P

#110167 Introduction of new aircraft types

Posted by Banff on 17.05.2018 - 08:27

The data is up! The pages are no longer blank! Happy days!


Thanks for the update. The dev team has received the data, and will do their best to prepare an update as quickly as possible. But it might be a little while yet. But it's on its way :-)

#109020 How Are Airlines Cheating Now?

Posted by Banff on 26.03.2018 - 12:14

Looking back at what was said when Hoover was launched and where we are 3 months in:


A major complaint is that in older game worlds long-time players can achieve such a dominant role that it makes joining that game world unattractive to other players


Hoover will launch with less demand and a slower growth curve than we had for the last few launches, in an effort to further curb some aggressive start-up strategies


Looks like that plan worked really well.... 

Compared to earlier start-up's of permanent servers, Hoover is a succes. (In my opinion). Airports are no longer flooded with L4T's, and totally out of slots in 2-3 weeks. It's been 3 months now, and it's still possible to create flights between LHR-DXB. That's a big improvement. 

But more can be done, and all servers are being evaluated before the next one starts. Suggestions and ideas are always welcome  :excl:  :)

#108504 Tianjin Sky

Posted by Banff on 14.03.2018 - 10:30



Major news regarding Tianjin Sky are soon on their way... Keep tuned!

Probably the longest cliff-hanger in AS history  :P

#108277 How Are Airlines Cheating Now?

Posted by Banff on 09.03.2018 - 20:01

I said it first....

Hence, that's why I wrote "It does" - as a reference to the clever AS forum user, who posted earlier in this thread.  :)  -_-  ;)

#107982 Neue Holding / Unternehmen mit großer Flotte wegen 10% Leasing

Posted by Banff on 02.03.2018 - 15:32

''Unless UAB agrees'' :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The UAB does not want to change it, because it benefits the people themselves

None of my companies benefits from cheap leases, and never have. So please stop generalizing.

Personally my reason for being an UAB member has been to improve AS and give something back. No decisions in UAB has been out of personal interest. And I'm sure this goes for other members of the UAB too.