777D
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Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:52 am

Some of you might have noticed an advertisement from a software company in Australia advertising an airline simulation game. I have viewed their web site and I am interested in purchasing their product.

Has anyone of you tried or have this simulation.

I would like to read first hand reviews to decide if I want to make a purchase. I have to admit I really like these type of simulations. I have found one other for the pc, it was a bit too "cartoony" for my taste and there were two for Nintendo some years back called Aerobiz and Aerobiz II.

Thank you for your assistance and reviews.

777d

 
kevin82277
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:00 am

Where did you see this advertisement. I would like to see this as well.

Kevin
 
777D
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:03 am

www.airlinesimulation.com
 
fsuwxman
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:11 am

Try Airbucks... the classic airline business sim... Too bad it doesn't work on XP the game is like 10 years old...
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dan330
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:16 am

I have Airline, the one your talking about and I think its great, definately worth a purchase. I've tried Airbucks and Airline Tycoon (the cartoony one), also Airpro, but I have to say that this Airline is the best.
Also they are always upgrading it and if you have any ideas for changes they are always willing to listen.

As said before, I'd recommmend giving it a go.
 
desertjets
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:21 am

I still have Airbucks... not installed on my comp right now. Awful awful. It was cool when I was 14. But the model is messed up, and there are just so many things wrong with it.

Same thing can be said for Airpro 2000. Plus it is slower than dirt and about as exciting.
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deltaalpha
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:10 am

Yes I have the game from efzed. It is a good game. It is an upgradable game that is fun but sometimes too easy to make money. There are MANY aircraft and citys in the game. It is upgraded often.
On a 1 to 10 scale 10 being the highest I would give it a 5 or 6.
Hope that helped.
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usairways85
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 2:13 pm

Is the Ezfed game worth the money? Do you have a hard time building up a hub or getting the leases to the gates from the airports? How about purchasing airplanes is it a pain to do? Also can you create your own Cargo division of your airline?
 
deltaalpha
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:01 pm

No its not to hard to set up a hub or get landing rights. Getting aircraft early in the game is a challenge. But as your company gets bigger it becomes less of a problem. Waiting for new aircraft to be built is anoying so what I do is lease them and buy them at the end of their lease. That way you get your aircraft right away. If you want to do cargo you can do that that is actually a little harder. There are penalties if you dont carry the aggreed Upon amount of cargo.

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usairways85
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:57 pm

Is ezfed available at any stores or can you only buy it from their website?
 
Jj
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sun Dec 22, 2002 12:08 am

In Airline, now you have 5 skill levels... the hardest one is really very difficult.... at the start you have a more or less acceptable loadfactor, but then fuel prices rise, as well as the salaries of pilots, and the thing gets really interesting! What I like most of airline, is that you feel like you kinda change the game in some way.... everything you suggest is considered, and if it's liked by some, it's included....and it's upgradeable. You do not have to buy a new game again.... imagine upgrading FS2000 to FS2002.... well in Airline i's that way.

Because of all that, over 10, with 10 being the highest, I'll give it a 7.75.
 
tristar4ever
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Mon Dec 30, 2002 3:32 am

i am considering getting it. i`ve exhausted airpro2000, despite playing 4 different airlines at once competing against myself!
for anyone who has the game, will it work on my pc, its only win95 and a pentium200 from the dark ages of the late 90`s! or does it work on an imac?
cheers
mike
 
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Mon Dec 30, 2002 2:23 pm

I have it and think it is a great game and I also recommened it but it is way easy even now with the levels. Real World which is the hardest is really very easy for example I have 40 aircraft and make 8 billion a quarter hmmmm is that realistic?
 
whlinder
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Wed Jan 01, 2003 12:23 am

I love this game but I agree that the new version is still too easy. I wonder how demand for flights between city pairs is calculated. There need to be several improvements but overall it is still awesome.
 
Jj
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Wed Jan 01, 2003 12:33 am

Real World can tur difficult.... I was making 7 billion per quarter and had 100 planes, but suddenly passengers started to stop flying (even though I lowered prices) and in 3 years my planes had an occupation of only 1%, and I was loosing 900000000 a month!!! So I converted all my planes to cargo, and started making about 100000 per quarter.... then came the time to pay some bonds, I couldn't, and I went banckrupt!
 
777D
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Wed Jan 01, 2003 2:51 am

Airline Simulation has a flaw where you are making a huge amount of money then within a couple of years (game time) your simulation went bankrupt?

Is this common or was this a fluke?

I do not want to purchase a product with this type of flaw.

Are the graphics regarding information, airplanes and perhaps a animation for takeoffs and landings excellent?

Any comments would be helpful.

Thanks for all the comments, I am still undecided escpecially now when I read about the flaw of going bankrupt when it seems to be unjustified.

Is the 777 available in the game?

The time frame is based on days, months or years?

Thanks






 
Dash8King
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:15 am

No I think that is a flaw I have never had that problem and I have 80 airplanes and make 36 billion a quarter. I had a second airline by buying it out and then I created a low-cost airline to compete with me and then I sold it for 300 billion dollars. Yes it has the 777-200/er/lr and the 777-300.
 
efzed
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RE: Airline Business Simulation

Thu Jan 02, 2003 3:37 pm

Hello airliners.net and AIRLINE users,

When we released v4.3 it was with the introduction of 5 skill levels. These skill levels enabled different functionality and also introduced different degrees of economic requirements, such as the need to raise capital via shares vs borrowing money from the bank (the easier levels).

The harder skill levels also take into account such things as departure times, flight lengths and seasons when calculating pax numbers. For example less people will fly MEL to SYD at 3am than at 3pm but if the fare is cheap enough, 3am will sell as well.

Over the next few weeks, we are collecting sample data from all users who wish to participate and we will be refining each skill level to make it more distinct. Any user who wishes to take part in this should feel free to mail us anytime. The data will be used to analyze how each level can be refined, game play on the harder levels will become more challenging and we will be releasing an update through the members section of the website so that all v4.3 users will be able to update to the new scenario logic. Further details on this will be available in our newsletter to all users.

As always, feel free to mail any one of us directly, it is not often we participate in this forum but we do listen to your suggestions.

All the best for the New year!

Frank
www.airlinesimulation.com



 
tristar4ever
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:49 pm

Hey all,
i`m sure everyone is sick of this topic, but i`m appealing again for anyone to please tell me if the game works on the new i mac, or on an old pentium 200 pc?
cheers again!
mike
 
Flying-Tiger
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RE: Airline Business Simulation "game"

Sat Jan 18, 2003 12:24 am

There is another game, called Airline Sim, http://www.airlinesim.de. It is the first completely Internet-based airlinesimulation, and runs in real time. We have about 2,400 airports in 9 categories and about 300 planes (including sub-version) in the game. The game will go online within the next few weeks.

Regards
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