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[-] Suggestions / Re: Aircraft Age
« on: May 20, 2011, 11:43:01 pm »
I am not saying we should allow crashes but it would create a region in which people would know a crash could happen unlike previous suggestions which could happen to a brand new aircraft.

[-] Suggestions / Aircraft Age
« on: May 20, 2011, 06:29:18 pm »
I am not sure if this has been suggested yet, but the idea is that when an aircraft reaches a certain number of cycles or miles it should be scrapped, if you decide not to replace it you will incur fines from a body such as the CAA for operating an aircraft that is unsafe as this is what would happen in real life if you continued to operate an aircraft that is over it's recommended number of cycles. This could in theory lead to an ability to implement crashes which would only happen after an extended period in the danger zone and therefore not effect new players unless they decide to buy an old plane and then run it beyond the limit in which case it would be their fault for the incident if they don't replace the plane. If i plane is over the max number of cycles then it should not be possible to buy on the market and must be sold for scrap. A fine should be imposed per flight the plane makes depending on several variables possible ones would be, Number of passengers on board, the fare, the distance and how far over the cycle limit the plane is.

[=] Suggestions / Re: Route making
« on: May 03, 2011, 06:06:18 pm »
the problem this would solve would be when creating domestic routes and stop planes of freq 0.5 building up when you want planes of freq 1 or higher. i have around 190 flights from london heathrow i keep hitting the problem that when i come to make a new route i have about 10 aircraft on 0.5 and a further 5 that are not what i want e.g. i want an a320 but i have 767s doing transatlantice that can make the distance to the destination

[=] Suggestions / Re: Route making
« on: May 02, 2011, 10:38:01 pm »
i think some of you may miss the point what i mean is a filter on the list that shows the planes for the route and the frequency they can travel at

[=] Suggestions / Route making
« on: May 02, 2011, 07:53:13 pm »
I am in the middle of replacing my fleet of Boeing 737-200s with the Airbus A320-200 the problem is that i also have other aircraft that have maybe 1 or 2 hours to go but no routes to put them on and these always come before my new aircraft with 24 hours left this means i am constantly scrolling down i think that it may help if you put some kind of filter on that menu so that you can set what types of plane to show. the two categories could be Manufacturer e.g. airbus, boeing, bombardier etc. and Frequency greater than 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 etc this would eliminate aircraft that you don't want and if it was set to remember what your filter settings were and then forget them when you log off it would mean you won't have to keep inputting the settings.


Lonestar Airlines has just announced that they are replacing all their current Boeing 737-200s with the larger 757-200 so far 2 aircraft have been replaced. Originally operating from London Heathrow these planes will now be based at Frankfurt Airport. Once all 737s from LHR have been replaced by 757s the replacement of the 737s operating from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle will also be replaced by 757s. This process will work through out the companies bases until all 737s are replaced by 757s or equivalent aircraft with all aircraft operating from the same base (excluding long haul aircraft) being the same type. Whilst this process is happening Lonestar Airlines is also intending to replace all 747s currently with the company with 767s or equivalent aircraft.

[=] Suggestions / Re: Customer Perks
« on: January 06, 2011, 06:28:37 pm »
it doesn't matter who can get them everyone will get a boost and it will only be on the one plane. and people are unlikely to go and buy up everyplane and use them as it is annoying for your fleet if you have one plane of every type with some making very little, it would also only last whilst the plane is in your fleet and only act on that one plane which for small airlines is useful

[=] Suggestions / Customer Perks
« on: January 06, 2011, 06:10:05 pm »
I have an idea that may be pointless but might have potential for improvement. Essentially it would be that an airline can receive perks from manufacturers that might give advantages on certain routes. Ideas i have are Launch customer (when you are the first person to purchase an aircraft) this could give you an increase in your company value as long as those aircraft are still in your fleet, Largest operator of X plane this could lead to incrased profitability on domestic routes i.e flights less than 250 nm.

I could be missing the intended tone but basically that is from a comedy show, by Matt Lucas and David Walliams. And it is taking the piss out of Real Documentaries such as Airport and Airline. But you probably shouldn't use the name 

Lonestar Airlines Operational announcement. Lonestar Airlines is proud to announce that it will begin routes from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport once the final destinations are served. They have already rented gates which they are now converting them from the AĆ©roports de Paris regional attire to those of their domestic European routes ( Red, White, Purple and Gold). Combinations of these colours can be seen on their current fleet as no longhaul routes are operated currently. Lonestar Airlines has also just constructed a 30 gate terminal building at London Heathrow. Oddward has stated that " This terminal has been designed to give all our economy customers the first class experience and all our first class passengers the royal treatment. We have specially designed this terminal building so that the customer is always above the action they are able to see the entire airport in all its glory" They hope to open up new and revolutionary terminals elsewhere around the globe.

[-] Suggestions / Re: Earnings bar
« on: December 30, 2010, 01:24:06 am »
the dividing way is just a basic way i know that it is not perfect but it works out whether an aircraft will be profitable or not. Although the information is easily accessed it for me at least is not that easy to interpret and having a visual refernce does have a benefit

[-] Suggestions / Re: Earnings bar
« on: December 27, 2010, 01:30:34 pm »
i know it is shown fleet wide but it is calculated by aircraft otherwise when you buy a new AC it won't add, but i didn't mean that each aircraft has its own bar i mean for the entire system and that all your costs are displayed in this format as well and so is your income. the graph doesn't require an individual aircraft mode as it isn't that dificult to work out if an aircraft is doing badly or not as all you need to do is divide the maintenance cost by the number of ac and 24 you have and see if the profit the ac is making is above or below this value

Lonestar Airlines European expansion plan is now nearing the end of phase 1 as they are operating 1 flight a day to most of Europe's largest airports from London Heathrow. Currently the flights are operated by 10 of Airbuses' A300B1 and 18 of Boeing's 737-200. There are also a further 6 currently in production. Lonestar Airlines hope that Boeing continues the 737 range and wishes to be the launch customer of subsequent models of this "fantastic aircraft". Lonestar Airlines currently operates 134 flights from London Heathrow and once they have reached a stage at which they are able to expand with flights from 4 major airports in Europe they will and we quote Oddward in saying that "We are well aware that we will not be the first airline to operate flights across the Atlantic, but we will be the most comprehensive and we will take the states by storm with flights from all the American airports that fit our companies stringent requirements for operational effectiveness. Once we have successfully completed this we will move to start flights from at least 2 American cities to those cities in both Europe and America that we already have flights." When pressed on what their stringent requirements were he gave this reply "They help us judge whether an airport is worth the expense of starting a flight. In some exceptional circumstances we will operate flights to those that don't make the cut. We hope to at some point during our European expansion plan a company makes an aircraft that fits our needs, there are already aircraft that meet these but we don't have the need to operate flights to such destinations." When asked on when flights would start to America we were told "When we have the infrastructure in place to support the large through put of passengers that we will see when we start flights to America and once again when we have a suitable aircraft for operational requirements."

[-] Suggestions / Re: Earnings bar
« on: December 24, 2010, 08:04:16 pm »
What might be useful would be to have maybe on the operations page a single bar that is split into a red and a green and has a 50% mark, the red would be Projected expenditure and the green would be projected income, if the green bar extend beyond the 50% mark then you know you will make a profit at the end of the month if the red bar crosses the 50% mark you know you will make a loss. So basically it will show if the total amount of money coming in is equal or not to the total amount going out. this would be useful because it the finance page is not always clear. if you can do this also it would make it even better, if you mouse over either colour it gives you the break down of the money, So for green it would be Aircraft revenue (minus fuel costs etc) Meal Revenue, lease revenue, sales revenue etc and a total. and for red it would be Aircraft expenditure, Aircraft maintenance, Gate rent, Wages, Purchases, Lease expenditure, etc and a total. If this is possible the it would be good that if you have expenditure that exceeds the income then tips could be given.

Another graph that might be useful is one that shows the usage of your planes, probably a Pie chart would be best. So the categories for it would be, On Order, Not in service, Under 5 hours in service, 5-10 hours in service, 10-15 hours in service, 15-20 hours in service, 20+ hours in service. (planes on order would not count as not in service)

Game Strategy / Re: Which continent and why?
« on: December 19, 2010, 08:19:00 pm »
Both Europe and North America. I find that it too easy to get big profits in America as there are so many large airports. Europe is fun as it has a wealth of different countries and probably more very large airports than America but fewer large ones.

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