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Changes You'd Like To See In Airline Manager?  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 12 months ago) and read 4322 times:

What upgrades or changes would you like to see? I could list a few, but I'm starting this to see what others' think. Maybe I'll add a few once this gets going.

What say you, airline CEO's?  Smile

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User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

1) Much quicker time between flights i.e. simulated time.
I believe the whole idea of the flights being in real time is intentional to 'encourage' you to get impatient and actually 'buy' cash for your airline's account with your credit card. In fairness to the creator(s), its a good idea but frustrating for players!!

2) A feature to create your own livery.

3) Actual competition on routes with other airlines in the game and the ability to set your own fares.
This might not work though as a new airline with just 1 aircraft could be completely wiped out by a big player and never get off the ground (no pun intended!).

4) Option to join alliances and codeshare!

5) When someone invests in your company, you recieve cash instead of a few measly pax points.


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4279 times:



Quoting Phen (Reply 1):
4) Option to join alliances and codeshare!

Absolutely a great idea!!

Also, I'd like to be able to put 2 or more aircraft on one ULH route (Chicago-Hong Kong, for instance)....



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3716 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4276 times:



Quoting Phen (Reply 1):
4) Option to join alliances and codeshare!

This is said to be in the works sometime soon! Glad to see they had just added 527 new airports!

I'd like to see:

1) Actual scheduling of flights, thus some routes may need more than 1 plane.

2) The ability for all to send out more or less an entire system of flights at once instead of the usual bank of 10 or 20.

3) The ability to generate different maps, such as different regional maps like you would typically see in inflight magazines or on the airline websites.

4) The ability to organize the "Route Analysis" section, at least alphabetical or by percent demand.



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User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

I would like to be able to set an aircraft on different routes, not just going back and forth fron the same destination.

I would also like to be able to determine the service onboard; a LCC isn't the same as a full service carrier.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

If only i could have pirated the professional simulation from my airline management class...damn  Sad I guess my biggest thing would be id like to see time compression; it takes for ever for flights to end.

User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

My biggest pet peeve is the route map. It looks terrible.


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User currently offlineFlood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

off the top of my head, in no particular oder:

1. allow for cargo revenue etc

2. addition of other gimmicks such as being able to invest in things such as IFE etc... in return affecting loads. The catering thing could definitely be improved... I no longer use it and apparently the pax don't care whether or not you serve food on flights 15+ hrs. Doesn't affect one's reputation either.

3. stock section: stocks I purchased are listed by airline name. Yet those who invest stock in my airline are listed by owner. Confusing and annoying, just list all by airline!

4. I'd like to purchase and sell more than just a million shares.

5. I'd like to sort my fleet by aircraft type or number of pax, etc.

6. Alliances, code sharing, multiple hubs, feeder flights, slots and other goodies

7. Adjustable airfares, maybe even adjustable cabin configurations

8. Requirement for unique aircraft registrations? Yeah, they're kinda neat in a nerdy way but at this point they don't serve much purpose. They actually get to be a pain at some point. If one were able to buy, sell, or lease aircraft on an open market, however, that would be a different story. Buy, sell, lease used aircraft would be cool too btw.

Quoting Phen (Reply 1):
1) Much quicker time between flights i.e. simulated time.

If the sim were running at say 10x realtime, in two weeks or so everyone would have a big fleet of concordes and A380s. I imagine it would get boring rather quickly! I actually like the realtime aspect. At least you have zero turnaround time, instant mx etc.

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 2):
Also, I'd like to be able to put 2 or more aircraft on one ULH route

Doesn't this work already? If I'm not mistaken, you're able to use max 3 aircraft per route. My hub is based in Hamburg and I have several destinations operated by 2 or 3 aircraft.


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

I would like to see a fleet increase. I believe the max number of routes is 400.

Also it would be great if you could setup a parent airline as well as regional affiliates.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

I realize its not realistic; but keeping prices on fuel from getting prohibitive would be nice. People who just start up arent going to make a profit with fuel prices at 2100 per 1000lbs like right now. I have 4 planes and i cant afford to fuel them; id only break even..  Angry

User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4178 times:



Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 9):

I have a fleet of 31 and I simply refuse to pay $2,100 per 1,000lbs. My fleet was sitting on the tarmac today and will do so until I can purchase at $400.  Smile You're not the only one.


User currently offlineStrandedInBGM From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

I would like to see the application work on a consistent basis. Too many times I end up with a white page when starting a flight.

It took me about 5 minutes to buy a plane, establish the route, advertise it and send it on it's way. Then I got a white page after I sent the flight out for the first time. Slowest app I have ever used on Facebook.



It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4811 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4150 times:

The main thing is the need to allow for scheduling of flights. I found the app really interesting and started building a fleet, but abandoned it when I realised that it needed interaction from me for each flight to occur.

I feared that I would start playing it during working hours as it does get addictive, so I've sworn it off completely for now.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

I would love a route map that lets you concentrate on different areas of the globe; and one that looks more "real" where you can actually see your flights moving, like an ATC screen.

I don't care too much about alliances or stuff like that. I would like to have a system that lets you use a single aircraft on multiple routes if you want. That might get a little complicated, but it would cut down on aircraft purchases.

I'd also like to see more rewards for "Pax Points". What that would be, I dunno, but there's got to be something better than waiting to get 4000 points to get 2 A380's.


User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7396 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

I want the ability to fly multi sector routings to save on aircraft and make the destinations more viable. say AKL-NBO-LHR or GRU-LIS-HKG

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4098 times:



Quoting Phen (Reply 1):

Agreed.

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 2):

Thank you very much.

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 14):

Very much agreed. It would save me a lot headaches in fleet planning.

KH



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

My main beef is that all cities are considered equal.

Right now it would make more sense to start a flight to Bellingham, Washington (99% demand) than Dubai, UAE (61% demand). Obviously Dubai is a larger city/market than Bellingham, but in game the demand percent is the only figure that matters. On top of that you can operate any aircraft to any city, regardless of runway length/facilities/etc. I think the latter could be easily incorporated into the game. Categorize planes somehow... FAA group types could be used, and then apply those to airports. Some I don't think a A380 could operate out of DCA... for example.

I'd also like to be able to view all my active routes, most likely listed by hub. At one point I had two aircraft operating a route that I was unaware of.



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3716 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4033 times:



Quoting DesertJets (Reply 16):
On top of that you can operate any aircraft to any city, regardless of runway length/facilities/etc. I think the latter could be easily incorporated into the game. Categorize planes somehow... FAA group types could be used, and then apply those to airports.

This was also mentioned in one of their older "News/Info" threads they have in the works, part of a bigger patch that will enhance AM. Here's the latest they send before the holidays:

Quote:
We at AM would like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a very happy new year.
As you know we are working hard to fix existing bugs, and make new features for AM. We have plenty of things on our to-do list, and AM will be advanced with many new features. IFE (In flight entertainmen), tax free shops, advanced maintenance, advanced staff control, alliances, runway limitations etc.
All of these suggestions came from players, and are very much appreciated.
We do hope that you will stick around to see a bigger and better AM in 2010.

Again merry crhistmas, and a happy new year




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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11583 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

One thing I do NOT need is tax free shopping.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

I would like to be able to buy the same a/c type in multiple quantities at the same time instead of having to buy them one at a time. If you want to buy 6 of the same a/c type at one time, you have to go through the buying screen that many times. Being able to buy as many as you like at one time would speed things up.

User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

I would be oh so happy (well perhaps a bit less dissatisfied with the game) if the would fix the maintenance issues. I am speaking of both the frequency and price of MX events. I am having incurring repeated MX costs of roughly $100 K for:

1) Low Hydraulic Fluid

2) Low Tire Pressure

3) Leaking Lav Fluid

The odd thing is that a "severe bird strikes" that caused "major engine cowling damage" only cost $75 K to repair

In addition to the above the frequent slow/hanging page loads are enough to drive an old man to drink. It becomes quite a drag when after pressing the start flight' button the only result is that nifty white screen and error box

Oh well even with the above issues I still check in from time to time and send some flights aloft. Though my activities have slowed a bit I still am making $50 million+ net profits on a slow day

IHAP



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3908 times:



Quoting DesertJets (Reply 16):
My main beef is that all cities are considered equal.

Indeed. I try to operate as realistically as possible - I am not planning to send an A346 to some dusty aerodrome in the outback of Australia. That's plain silly.

It would be good to be able to flag aircraft due for C-checks. With a fleet of 138 aircraft, and growing, it is increasingly difficult to keep tabs on them all.

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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

I want a checkbox next to each flight so I can hold certain flights while launching others.

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 21):
It would be good to be able to flag aircraft due for C-checks. With a fleet of 138 aircraft, and growing, it is increasingly difficult to keep tabs on them all.

I learned to quit stressing over c-checks. With 230+ airplanes it's not worth it. When I get up in the morning I click on maintenance. Is a plane that is due for a c-check is on the ground, I start the c-check. If not, then I don't worry about it. Then I launch my flights. Around dinnertime I will do the same thing again. By then I have started the c-check that's needed. In fact, when AM sends me the c-check e-mails I don't even bother reading them. I just delete them.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14140 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3871 times:



Quoting Bohica (Reply 22):
Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 21):
It would be good to be able to flag aircraft due for C-checks. With a fleet of 138 aircraft, and growing, it is increasingly difficult to keep tabs on them all.

I learned to quit stressing over c-checks. With 230+ airplanes it's not worth it. When I get up in the morning I click on maintenance. Is a plane that is due for a c-check is on the ground, I start the c-check. If not, then I don't worry about it. Then I launch my flights. Around dinnertime I will do the same thing again. By then I have started the c-check that's needed. In fact, when AM sends me the c-check e-mails I don't even bother reading them. I just delete them.

Realistically a C-check is not optional, but mandatory. It also means that this A/C will be out of action (not useable) for a period ranging from 1 week to 6 weeks (depending on what type of C-check it is).

Jan


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

OK, I just ran into one that REALLY has me pissed off: the 401-route limit.

I've got $500 million in the bank; I'm running what I think is a great route structure, and just started another hub in SYD, and the brakes are put on with this 401 route limit nonsense!!! The fun of this is buying ships and picking out your new routes, and seeing how they do.

I hear you can buy all the aircraft you want-there is an Achievement Award for 500 aircraft in in your fleet, but you can't run over 401 routes-AND you have to pay a $15,000 per day "parking fee" for those you don't run?

LIFT THE ROUTE RESTRICTION!!!


25 LHR380 : Im getting peeved when selecting a route to start, I select the origin and destination, go to the next page and its selected a route 2 or 3 above the
26 LHR380 : Also would like to see the aircraft able to do more then one route per aircraft.
27 AerorobNZ : So use 2 aircraft to fly the same route...that way you can operate 500 aircraft and still make money off them.
28 D L X : How do you put more than one plane on a route?
29 Falcon84 : I know what he's saying. For example, on my CLE-ORD flights, I run a 737-400, a Q-400, etc. But the point is you CANNOT run more than 401 routes at a
30 Ajd1992 : The fact I have an MD11ER running on Gatwick - some 4000ft airport in Australia is pretty stupid, so the restriction on where you could land would be
31 Falcon84 : How about MX and WX cancellations? If it's going to be realistic, you need to throw that stuff in.
32 Bohica : I do the c-checks. I just don't bother trying to "chase down the airplane." I know the plane will be on the ground when I wake up or later in the eve
33 D L X : This game is getting lame for one huge reason: I have 257 routes, and I have to start them 10 at a time. That means I have to press that little button
34 N1120A : I think we should start an A.net alliance when that function is put in. Agree. Agree.
35 EMBQA : C-checks are also about every 4000hrs... not 400hrs Unless you live at your computer there is no way to keep them flying on scheduled routes. It need
36 N1120A : Yep. In addition to your example, another good one is how often MX issues spring up. WAY too frequent.
37 Srbmod : I've got 192 flights and it really is a PITA when you're launching a number of flights. The errors really screw you up because you don't know whether
38 StasisLAX : Agreed!!! Would be an excellent idea! When is FB adding this function, does anyone know?
39 StasisLAX : Completely agree - the game should be named "Airplane Dispatcher" rather than "Airline Manager". I realize that Facebook is getting paid by advertise
40 DesertJets : Not to mention the billions of aircraft and sub variants in the game. While the variety is nice it is somewhat unnecessary. Though a used aircraft ma
41 Vega9000 : To add challenge to the game: - More action at airports. For example, close airports due to weather (this could be random), so no flights com take-off
42 A332 : - The ability to start more than 10 routes at a time. It takes forever to do 226 routes... especially when you have to refresh/reload the page 2-3 tim
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