A3204eva
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Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:11 am

Does anyone know where http://www.airlineempires.com has gone?

I have an Airline on it and when I went to check it, the website had gone Sad

Thanks for any help Smile

A320
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nighthawk
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:22 am

The website dissapeared a few days ago. Ive emailed miller but havent got a reply, hopefully he will either spot this post or reply and tell us all whats going on. I just took delivery of 20 ERJ145s and had a few more A320s due...  Sad

BTW i was Blue Star, who were you?
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:30 am

This was the crucial time for me too - was due for 8 more ERJ145's (wish I'd gone with the ATR72 based on it's lower seat cost per flight), 20 more 717's and I 12 A330's - though luckily those aren't due for delivery for like 9 months. Was trying to ovetake Blue Star - my apparant arch rival  Big grin (I'm Globespan.)
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:47 am

In my ignorance dont be harsh but what is Airline Empire and what are yall talking about A/C due

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:54 am

Hey splitzer, what do you mean "apparent" arch rival? We seemed to join at the same time and grew at similar rates. It was fun watching us constantly chaning places in the airline rankings each month as new aircaft were delivered. We only compete on a few routes though, as we both have different hubs. You were at manchester and I was at gatwick so we were both british airlines I suppose, but then i shifted focus to Rome.

Ive got a few A330s on order too. We seem to have similar fleets, except I went for the Airbus A320/A319 instead of 717.

Anyway: AmericanAirFan:
airline Empires is an online airline management game (which has just dissapeared (see below))

Wheres it gone?
I just did a whois search and it turns out the domain name is "locked" as its expired. that means the game is still running but the domain name is not pointing to it. Does anyone happen to know the IP address for the server???

Im guessing Miller22 is away at the moment as hes not replied to my email, i hope he gets back soon and fixes the domain name....
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:33 pm

Thanks for your replies Smile

It hopefully will be back soon (Hope and pray)

Im Air Scott, an Im waiting for a 767 and A340. I just bought a load of new gates Smile

cheers
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:10 pm

Nighthawk, I see you as my main threat in my goal to becoming the world's biggest carrier  Big grin - seriously though it's fun having someone spurring me along and keeping the game interesting, I mean I can't let you become the premier airline in Europe without a fight.

AmericanAirFan, if you want to join, when the site is back up, you have to email Miller22 and ask as the game is currently in Alpha and thus doesn't have all the features it will well finished. (However Miller22 is doing a fantastic job adding new features!). That aside, it's really addictive, even if it's rather basic at the moment: basic rent gates, buy planes and schedule planes.
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:45 am

Oh thanks sounds cool to bad its down  Sad

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:36 am

I was Intercontinental...I lost interest though, but it was pretty good. Hopefully he'll have it back up soon...Efzed needs some competition...

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:58 am

Splitzer: Most european airports are pretty much full up now, unless miller releases a few more gates (which I feel he should do, the poor new airlines are only left with Budapest-Bucharest Big grin.)

I havent really got into long-haul yet, ive got a single flight to washington i think with an MD11 and ive got a few more parked up in a hanger. It quotes as having a range of 6,000nm yet cant make cities 4,500m away. You noticed that?

I guess ill just wait until the A330s come.

I spent all night creating a spreadsheet to keep track of all the destinations im serving and the freqs only to log on and find no site.  Sad

I have to say its one of the best airline management games ive played. Ive tried a few PC games and a few online, and every time ive got bored after a few days. Im still hooked on this one! Others had far more features including full scheduling systems, however this gme is just so simple you spend your time enjoying the game rather than thinking up schedules!

Cant wait for it to be back online...
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:08 am

I hope it comes back soon too. Of course it's still being developed, but it was looking good. Seeing that I was a charter airline I hope that the Greek airports and Spanish airports are all there.

Also, did anyone notice that the 777 had a 4800 NM range? You'd think that he would have made it an ER or something, but the base model?
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:34 pm

sound interesting, I should try it if the site comes back...

is it free? does it have many of the smaller airports (like ones out in the sticks that in real life wont get more than a 737 or 2 and a few smaller things a day)? does it have many aircraft types?



Thanks alot
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:42 pm

What a weekend to leave town!!!!!

Geesh, with all of these posts and the situation this weekend, you'd think I was an absentee landlord. Spent the weekend at my friends wedding in Indiana and when I return all hell's broken loose. I apologize to all of the players of Airline Empires and would like to reassure everybody that the website will be back up shortly (if it isn't already).
Apparently the host did not renew the domain which resulted in you seeing the screen you did. Trust me, if you were shocked when you saw it, imagine my suprise! The situation has been resolved, nasty letters have been sent, and all should be back to normal very soon.
The good news is that no data has been deleted. I'm not sure if the game was progressing during the time the domain name was unregistered, but worst case we would have to return to the game as it was last Tuesday as thats the last time I took a backup. Also the forum should return with all of the invaluable information that has been posted so far.
I'll repost once I've caught up with everything, since its now 1:00 am and I've some catching up to do in order to get the game ticking again.

Viva Los Airline Empires!
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:12 pm

This topic is going to be great PR for Airline Empires, I've read it and now seeing what you can do, can't wait for the site to be back up so I can start running my own airline!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:10 pm

The range of the MD11 is fine, it is the fact that you run out of hours before you run out of range. Someone one the forum on the site had a way of doing it by scheduling a one-flight or something. Wish I knew fully.

Oh as a tip to ANYONE, don't bother buying the MD11 like I did - save your money and buy a more efficient aircraft like the A330 Big thumbs up

Nearly forgot, that isn't an excuse to kick-off an A vs D or A vs B war. You can never be too careful around here  Big grin

[Edited 2004-08-03 11:12:49]
 
A3204eva
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:32 pm

Thank you Miller22 Smile

Can't wait!

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:56 pm

Looks like the domain hasn't fully been transferred yet, but I'll be working with the host all day to get that done. Apparently it must be a 9-5/Monday-Friday thing.
For those who have requested Alpha Testing passwords within the last five days, please do so again once the site is back up. Along with the domain name went my Airline Empires email addresses so more than likely your emails won't be received.
I'll post again once we're up and running and we can move the topic over to the Ae webboard.
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:36 am

Indeed, thanks again Miller22, for making the whole thing possible basically.

(Since I'm being nice, how about depositing some extra funds in Globespan's account?  Big thumbs up)

[Edited 2004-08-03 17:40:01]
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:50 am

Thanks Miller22, I'd love to help you test your game, I will email you once the site is back up and running, hope you get it back up soon.

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:33 am

It now appears to be back online....
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:49 am

Either its gone back offline, or I just have problem loading it, because it wont load for me at the moment!

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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A3204eva
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:06 am

Nope....just checked it, and it's still not working Sad

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:12 am

It's up now. Oh, why did the "new accounts" have to be disabled? Why?!?!?!? I really would like to sign up and start running my airline.
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:08 pm

The website is working. Im going to request for my alpha password. I want to start playing  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:23 pm

Still not working for me, how about you Scott?

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:39 pm

Well on one computer with AOL it worked, but with this computer that has MSN it didn't work. I guess its confined to your ISP?
Holy sh*ts and burritos.
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:09 pm

It working fine for me Smile

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:13 pm

Still not working for me  Sad

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:26 am

It seems to be going on and off. I tried it yesterday on MSN Explorer and I got it, now I tried it today and it's down. I tried it yesterday on Internet Explorer and it was working, and now today it is. Go figure.  Confused

EDIT: It seems to be working on both browsers.

[Edited 2004-08-04 19:27:19]
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:54 am

The intermittent problems are news to me. We came back up yesterday and I haven't had any problems since. I'll check with the host to see if anything can explain it
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:41 pm

It's down again now.  Sad
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:51 pm

Still not working for me  Sad
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:56 pm

The site is working again.... where can one sign up?
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:07 pm

Yup its up for me now, Miller I've just emailed you at the address on the site, is this the correct address to attain a testing password?

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:08 pm

AviationMaster,

You need to email Miller22 Smile

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PS:The site is still working. YEY Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:53 pm

Oh ok, will do. Thanks!

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:56 am

I haven't had a problem logging on today or yesterday (pacific biz hours 1600-0000Z).
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:19 pm

Thanks Miller,

I have just started as Tobinair international, lovin' it already!

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:30 pm

Nice.....I just got my new aircraft Smile

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:13 pm

how can i sign up...looks neat

thanks for any advice
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:55 pm

Whatever you do, DO NOT open a hub before you have less than $100,000,000.00 or your airline will crash and burn like mine did.  Sad
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:56 am

Whatever you do, DO NOT open a hub before you have less than $100,000,000.00 or your airline will crash and burn like mine did.



You mean more than 100,000,000.00? I opened one that put me into debt (I was still flying 1900Ds), but I'm sort of climbing out now.
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:51 am

Man that sounds awesome but I tried to sign up but it is not allowing anymore members, do you guys know how long this will be for?

VSFT
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:12 am

email questions@airlineempires.com. there's a link on the frontpage.

[Edited 2004-08-09 20:15:43]
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A3204eva
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:22 am

There really needs to be more gates....They're pretty much all gone now Sad

New airlines starting up on it aren't going to have much choice where they fly.

A320
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:27 am

A320- us 19 seater airlines just deal with it. These newbies better just not try to compete with me on my Wichita-Calgary service  Smile
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:01 am

its hard for us large airlines too..

Im running Blue Star (ranked no 9 in the world). I just took delivery of 10 737-800s, and there are no gates left at any airports so I cant schedule them.

Lifes a bitch eh?  Big grin Big grin :P

I was looking at a few airlines last night, and came across one airline that had 10 gates at a major airport, yet was using just 7% of the slots! Another airline which had gone bankrupt and was no longer trading, still owned 5 gates at Chicago OHare!

I think any gates that remain unused for 2 months should be automatically returned....
 
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:42 am

Yeah, but I undersand Miller is resetting some of the broke airlines, so maybe they'll begin using those slots.
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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:55 pm

Im 15th in the Rankings Smile

I have a A340 on the way, and no route to put it on Sad And I've got a 767 on a short haul route!

Lifes a bitch eh?  Big grin Big grin :P

LOL....isn't it just Big grin

A320

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RE: Where's Airline Empires Gone?!

Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:18 am

Im like 60 something in rank, Im Cardinal Airways. I did the mistake of opening a hub, and it killed me, Im like $12million in the red.  Sad My airline is based at ORD and I'm facing stiff competition from Braniff. At first it was them, but then Fly started flying my routes and then Monread. They are stepping on the poor little guy, me.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Shame on you legacy carriers!!! Give us newbies a break, hehe.  Big thumbs up

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