PHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
There must be people here that are bored finding Easter Eggs, so I thought, let's do a little "game".
I was thinking, if you would run an airline, what would you do?
Assume you are the CEO of an airline, how would the basics look like, given the following conditions:
1: For the sake of simplicity, the number of routes is limited to 10. JFK-LHR (round trip) counts as one route. Stopovers are allowed, but they count as 2. JFK-LHR-BKK is possible, but it counts as 2 routes.
2: You can only buy 10 aircraft, each of them can only serve 1 route. In the case of multiple legs, 1 aircraft can serve both legs. More aircraft can run on the same route.
3: You have 35 credits to buy aircrafts, which come at the following costs:
B744/A346 - 5 credits
B777/A330 - 4 credits
B737/A320 - 3 credits
F70/E170 - 2 credits
4: At least one route must be crossing the Atlantic or Pacific.
5: All routes have to connect, i.e. flying SYD-AKL is no problem as long as you connect to SYD and/or AKL with a next route, and so on.
6: If you have any self respect you operate at least one B744/A346.
Examples to clarify:
The most easy example would be buying 7 B744's and flying all of them on JFK-LHR, having 3 routes left you cannot use.
You could buy 10 A320's and fly 10 routes, having 5 credits left.
You can run 1 B777 on JFK-LHR-BKK, leaving 31 credits for 8 remaining routes.
My airline would look like this:
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3544 times:
This one has a hub in MSP, acts as if NW doesn't exist, and hearkens back to the day of widebodies being used commonly on domestic service. It is also unrealistic and would probably go bankrupt today. Let's just pretend fuel is also as cheap as in the past. Since values weren't assigned for the 757/767 family, I gave them a value of 3.5.
SDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3533 times:
I felt free to add the MD-80/90 family to the list with the same cost as A320/B737 and the MD-11 to the 330/777 category. Or do the planes still have to be in production? In that case, exchange my MD-11's for B772ER's and my MD-90's for B738's
My airline will be based at ARN and have a fleet looking like this:
1 x 744
3 x MD11
2 x 763ER
3 x MD90
1 x E170
Map and route details (all routes are return trips):