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:
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[Edited 2006-04-16 15:28:59]