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Game News / Airline Mogul Celebrates 15 Years
« on: December 23, 2020, 12:21:57 pm »

Airline Mogul Celebrates 15 Years

Today, December 23rd marks the 15th year of Airline Mogul! Thanks to everyone who has supported the game over the years and helped get us this far.

2020 has been quite a year, and thankfully at AM we found some time to deliver long awaited enhancements and features. With people having more free time, many old players came back and new players found us.

We look forward to continuing to develop the game further in the coming year, building on the order of what we released this year. So whether you relaxing this holiday season with good books or some Airline Mogul time, we hope you can enjoy some of the new features like maintenance overhaul, flight time improvements, staffing improvements and some new to leasing options.

Take care and have a great 2021!

P.S. AM has been a good kid this year, watch out for a festive Easter Egg on the site.  :)

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Game Updates / Airline Mogul Resumes
« on: April 19, 2020, 06:07:36 pm »
After the scheduled four hour downtime earlier today, April 19th the game is back online and running as expected.

The downtime helped with updates to the servers as well as software upgrades and some game enhancements. Further details on the new features will be detailed in due course.

Thanks for your patience and let us know if you encounter any issues through Discord, the Forum or email.

Airline Mogul Staff

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Game Updates / Airline Mogul Downtime Sunday April 19th
« on: April 18, 2020, 01:50:48 pm »
All,

The game is going to be down for a period of 4 hours, this Sunday April 19th between 14:00 and 18:00 game server time (Central European time).

This downtime is to facilitate server upgrades and the deployment of code enhancements. The hope is to have everything wrapped up as soon as we can but 4 hours should be a conservative timeline.

We will close login when we start the upgrades and any player logged in will automatically be taken to the homepage.

Thanks for your patience.

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General Chat / Opportunity to try out a test world
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:01:04 am »
We have been working on testing a bunch of new features including an updated maintenance formula. The testing is nearing completion and expected to be released soon. Until that happens we have some slots available in a test world.

If you are interested in trying out a couple of features before release please reply here or send me a message with your user id and I will add you into the world (For free). All you have to do is build an airline as you normally would and try out the new features.

Once testing is complete we will roll out the changes to all new worlds being created. Sadly these features are not retro-active.

Let us know if you are interested!

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Game Updates / Airline Mogul Discord
« on: April 28, 2019, 05:38:17 pm »
We have launched a Discord channel for users to join and check out. Discord is a free to use chat app for gamers, used by over 250 million people worldwide. The Airline Mogul channel will serve as a place to talk about the game, ask for help and look for updates from the Airline Mogul Staff. The Discord server will replace the former IRC Channel that operated for some time.

We plan to set a time for users to be able to join and talk with the staff on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. We will also work on adding some integration between the game and the Discord server so you can see when new worlds are generated and other changes have been made.

Please check it out here and let us know what you think.

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Game Updates / Airline Mogul outage
« on: October 21, 2014, 05:11:27 am »
All,

Airline Mogul is currently experiencing an unplanned outage and the game is currently offline. We are working to get things back to normal. In the mean time each world is effectively paused, and the calendars will not move until the game is back online.

We will let you know once we have further updates.

Thanks for your patience.

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Game Updates / Airline Mogul User Help
« on: July 22, 2014, 03:33:32 am »
All,

Over the past couple of years we have been using Intercom extensively along with email as our main contact point and help portal. In the near future we will be retiring Intercom and continuing to offer support as we always have done over email, as well as here on the forum.

To make this transition easier we have created a help page which can be found on the top right of every page when you login to Airline Mogul. On this page is a list of frequently asked questions and the most common problems users encounter. It is also dynamic and will help you with different parts of the game depending on whether you are just after logging in, or are in a world.

I would like to invite you to take a look at the page and let us know if there is anything you feel is missing but would be important to have. Let us know and we will do our best to incorporate the feedback.

Thanks!

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Game Updates / Airline Mogul turns 7!
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:19:23 am »
Today is the official birthday of Airline Mogul. The game has now reached 7 years old. We would like to thank all our players for supporting the game over the past 7 years and look forward to a 2013 with further improvements and enhancements.

As part of our celebration we will offer 25% off all token packages from December 23rd to December 30th. Simply visit the Purchase Tokens page.

During the above period our staff may not be available to answer support emails and messages. We hope to return to normal service levels around the 30th of December. We also hope to roll out Hotswap (The ability to change an aircraft on a route without closing it) progressively in the early New Year. It has been in test for quite some time with no outstanding bugs. :)

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Game News / Staff Position(s) available: Membership Officer
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:33:00 pm »

Position: Airline Mogul Membership Officer
Brief duties & requirements: To manage the user base of Airline Mogul, moderate the forums and carry out administrative duties on the game when required.
Payment: No financial reward.
Requirements:
  • Aged 18 years or older (This may be asked to be confirmed)
  • Have a good knowledge of Airline Mogul, and its recent developments. Long standing members are preferred.
  • Strong interest in aviation & Airline Mogul
  • Minimum time availablility of 5-8 hours per week. (Periodic high work load at times)
  • Have a good written manner in all forms of communication.
  • Act in a professional and personable manner.
  • Act in a responsible manner with regard to duties and any tasks/privelages set on them.
  • Fluent in the English language is a requirement. (Does not have to be first language)
  • Knowledge of how to use Gmail is an advantage.
  • Not be in any significant position in any other airline game, including; beta tester, administration or staff member.
Detailed Duties
  • To manage user accounts
  • Help those who cannot register
  • Update any information requested
  • Investigate mutliple accounts and remove them
  • As part of a membership team, maintain a 24 hour service level for response to emails and support requests 363 days a year (Dec 24-26th excluded).
  • Other membership tasks as required and deligated by staff
  • May be asked to maintain social media channels
  • Take part in on-going projects and test on Airline Mogul as required

Closing Date: Sunday 19th February 2012 - 23:59 GMT.
Applications to: Applications for this position are no longer being taken.
Required Information:
  • Full real name
  • Forum nickname
  • User ID
  • Reason(s) why you want to apply for this post
  • Any details you think are relevant
Other: Extra weighting will be made for those that put in significant effort and/or visible aspiration to attain the position. Bonus will also be given to those with third level education (College/University), either current or previous.
There are a total of 2 positions available.

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General Chat / MOVED: [Fixed] Site down?
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:28:26 am »

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Game News / Scenario World #1 Deregulation
« on: January 29, 2012, 12:20:36 pm »
Airline Mogul is proud to launch the first scenario based world. We are allowing up to 50 users the chance to take part in re-writing history and putting their mark on the airlines of the world in the deregulation era of the late 1970's and early 1980's. Competing as either a Legacy Carrier, a Regional Carrier or a new "Low-cost" start-up each user will have to work towards one of three goals in order to win inside the 8 game year time frame. Adding to these airlines there will also be two aircraft brokers helping the airlines along and keeping everyone fulfilled with new aircraft orders and financing deals.

We have worked hard to build up these airlines for you to take over and run as you please, so as places are limited we recommend you join as soon as possible! We will let users first register, and then in the 72 real hours afterwards the airlines will be configured. Once we are ready to go we will let everyone know in advance and give you 24 hours to get ready before the clock starts on a new exciting game.

To win the game, we will allow three categories:
  • Category A: Best Business Airline (>= 3 frequencies as an average across the network).
  • Category B: Best return on investment (Return on capital employed [ROCE]).
  • Category C: Most efficient (Average gate utilisation is highest in the game).
The winner of each category will have their choice of prizes; either a €25* voucher on Amazon or a €45 Airline Mogul Paid Token Package. For the second and third place airlines in each category we will offer 2 months free access to their preferred premium feature. Airlines must also have both a positive value, and a projected monthly total indicating a profit on the Finance page at the end of the game. * Or similar equivalent value depending on which Amazon site is used to purchase the voucher, it will remain wholly at the discretion of Airline Mogul staff.

Once you join the world, send us a message using the Support link on the top right of the game, and let us know what preferences you have for being a Legacy Carrier, Regional Carrier, Low-cost Carrier or Broker, ranked 1st as being most preferable to 4th least. Spaces for each are extremely limited so we cannot guarantee your preference. Anyone who doesn't tell us their preference will have an airline type assigned by the staff.

As a special promotion, anyone who joins the world and purchases tokens within 7 days of today (28th January 2012) can have their world join fee refunded in full.

That is all of the details, why not join up now at Public World 2195. Scenario World #1 Deregulation.

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Game News / Airline Mogul Celebrates 50,000 Users!
« on: January 29, 2012, 11:49:09 am »
Airline Mogul Celebrates 50,000 Users!


After recently passing its 6th Birthday, the celebrations were kept quiet as the milestone of 50,000 registered users was fast approaching. And after those six short years the milestone has arrived! The game first started on the 23rd of December 2005 with a small community of airline game fans who wanted to see a fresh approach to the genre. Since then it has steadily been expanded due to the hard work and determination of Airline Mogul's voluntary staff, the very many users over the years and those who have helped keep Airline Mogul running by supporting it with paid tokens.

Progress on development of the game has always been at a steady pace, building a reliable game for everyone to enjoy, one of the biggest achievements of the game to date is the launch of the ever popular private worlds. Allowing users to play with their friends, co-workers, classmates, and other AM players has been a hugely successful addition to the game and continues to evolve to this day.

As part of these celebrations the staff at Airline Mogul decided to start it off by sharing a massive 2,000,000 tokens! Each existing user will receive approximately 40 free tokens to their account in the next 24 hours to allow them to join a new world, or add one of those ever useful premium features.

We will also improve the Aircraft Search feature to allow some greater functionality, and improve the visuals of the game by including some aircraft photos. Making a choice about an aircraft has never been easier, and with deeper integration with the aircraft market, it will make it easier and faster than ever to add a new aircraft to fleets. To start of 2012 we also released the long-awaited Reduce Terminal feature, and as the year progresses we aim to release Hotswap, a new Statistics Centre and some updates to the Maintenance of aircraft. Hotswap is currently under test and is expected to be released very soon.

Airline Mogul has always been reliant on the free time of the members of the community to contribute, we add to our staff pool occasionally and are ever grateful for all the work past and present players and staff have done for the game. As a recognition of this community spirit around the game, we are going to try something a little bit different. The first scenario based game will be created in the next 72 hours, where a group of only 50 users can join a pre-configured airline and work towards one of three goals. This exciting and challenging world will provide a new experience for those that have played Airline Mogul many times before and promises to bring a new dynamic to the game. In order to make it that bit more competitive we are also offering a prize of either a €25 voucher for Amazon or €45 worth of Paid Tokens. Those coming second and third will also have their pick of AM prizes.

So after reaching this first significant milestone I hope you will join with us in celebrating the achievement. We would like to thank you for playing Airline Mogul over these years and being a part of it. We look forward to what our 6th year brings and we hope you will get some fun out of it too.

Airline Mogul Staff

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General Chat / Trying out a new in-game tool
« on: January 20, 2012, 11:48:47 pm »
I've added a small link to the top right of the screen, beside your user information and the current server time. Its called Support and it is basically a messaging system to contact the AM staff without having to email us or go to these forums, social media or the IRC. I've put it there to be subtle and allow us to change things around a little bit while we iron out how exactly we want to manage it.

I sent out a message through that new system today to highlight a new public world that has opened. The message will disappear tomorrow so it won't be hanging around for too long. If you want to use that system to contact us directly feel free, we will be trying out different ways to best use it in order to highlight changes to the game and features/worlds that may be of interest. I don't want it becoming spammy with marketing messages though so don't expect us going overboard.

It is designed to get in touch with the many players that don't engage on the forums or other media and hopefully get their interest and feedback. Just something to watch out for. :)

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Game Updates / 25% Off Paid Tokens - Pending VAT Rise
« on: December 06, 2011, 06:38:42 pm »
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On the 1st of January 2012 the rate of VAT applied to Paid Tokens packages will increase from 21% to 23%. As a measure to ensure people can make the most of paid tokens before the VAT increases we are launching 25% off all token packages, for all customers until the 12th of December 2011!

Go to the purchase tokens page to buy your discounted tokens now.

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Game Updates / Possible increase in the rate of VAT for European customers.
« on: November 29, 2011, 11:50:34 pm »
On the 6th of December 2011, the Irish Finance Minister will announce a possible increase in the rate of VAT. This will have an impact on customers located in the European union. If the rate of VAT goes up, effective 1st of January then Airline Mogul will launch a one week 25% off Paid Token sale for all customers to benefit before the prices change on New Years day. If the VAT doesn't go up then we will aim to do something special regardless. :)

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