initious
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How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:51 am

After playing Airline Manager for so long, I started to complain on how unrealistic it is. True that it is a free application, however here I wish that the following can be included to make it near realism, I do not mind paying for it!

- Allow us to schedule timetables for each plane. No airline in the world flies the same plane on the same route everyday I guess..
- Allow us to choose if we serve food free or we sell food on the aircraft
- Allow us to configure the aircraft the way we want, an A388 with 644 seats is a tad too much for me to take
- Stopovers for long flights, such as SIN-NRT-LAX
- Select if we are to include PTVs in each class of service, costing more if PTV is added to each seat, of course
- Getting fuel prices from the market price instead of letting us "stock" fuel
- Allow us to select a service profile (such as BOB for short flights) for each route
- Codesharing
- More than 1 aircraft on busy routes


All comments are welcomed, no flaming please! Just my 2 cents.  

[Edited 2010-04-26 22:53:20]
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:59 am

I stopped playing AM about a month ago... It was exciting at first but then I reached 401 A-380s and billions of dollars and had no other goals to achieve so I gave up... Became too boring  
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initious
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:54 am

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1):
I stopped playing AM about a month ago... It was exciting at first but then I reached 401 A-380s and billions of dollars and had no other goals to achieve so I gave up... Became too boring

401 A380s? I guess I'd never want to do that as it's too unrealistic as of now.. xD
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Sun May 02, 2010 8:55 pm

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1):
I stopped playing AM about a month ago...

I stopped as soon as I was approaching 401 aircraft and I had developed several hubs and could no longer be bothered to launch 340 flights everyday. I ahd quite the airline going, but these games find a way fo ending due to constraints. I think the 401 aircraft sucks, as the limit kills growth. it is no fun being all A380, I developed my hubs to all have DC-9,CRJ, 737, 767, 747, and A380. I may restart for fun, but it isn't likely.

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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Mon May 03, 2010 1:19 am

Quoting Initious (Reply 2):
401 A380s? I guess I'd never want to do that as it's too unrealistic as of now.. xD

Actually, it's quite realistic. He's simulating what Emirates Air hopes to be like in 10 years time.  
 
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Tue May 04, 2010 1:28 am

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 4):
Actually, it's quite realistic. He's simulating what Emirates Air hopes to be like in 10 years time.

I don't think it'll be really feasible for them, lol. We don't even see any airlines with 400 737s yet. 
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Tue May 04, 2010 2:22 am

Quoting Initious (Reply 5):
We don't even see any airlines with 400 737s yet

You forgot about Southwest. They have over 500 of them. Here's something from their website:

Fleet:
Southwest currently operates 537 Boeing 737 jets (as of December 31, 2009).

Type Number Seats

737-300 172 137
737-500 25 122
737-700 340 137
 
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Thu May 06, 2010 7:09 am

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 6):
Southwest currently operates 537 Boeing 737 jets (as of December 31, 2009).

Might as well be 539 with N945WN coming online.. 
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initious
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Thu May 06, 2010 4:44 pm

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 6):

You forgot about Southwest. They have over 500 of them. Here's something from their website:

OOPS! My bad. I totally forgot about them! Probably FR is chasing up soon...
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Fri May 07, 2010 1:40 am

Runway restrictions. Don't know if they are doing that now, but A380's operating out of Tweed New Haven or Chicago Midway is a wee bit far fetched.
 
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Fri May 07, 2010 6:47 am

Quoting CairnterriAIR (Reply 9):
Runway restrictions. Don't know if they are doing that now, but A380's operating out of Tweed New Haven or Chicago Midway is a wee bit far fetched.

Oh yes, something I missed out too. I guess they are coming up with that soon? I do not love to see planes like B747 trying to flight out of a small airport.

Anyway, another one to add. Able to lease and buy second-hand aircrafts. Probably have an aircraft market where we can put our unused aircrafts and let people lease or buy them. Great for start-up airlines! =D
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Mon May 10, 2010 1:18 am

I absolutely love the concept of this game...but I just started yesterday. I only have one aircraft currently.

For those who have played, how long does it take to get going and have several aircraft? I would assume once you get going it really ramps up from there, but right now I'm only making $60,000/flight.
 
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Mon May 10, 2010 2:33 am

Quoting PWMRamper (Reply 11):

For those who have played, how long does it take to get going and have several aircraft?

I purchased several ATRs to make my income faster. I've been playing it for a couple of months now and I have about 40% narrowbody and 60% widebodies now from a total of 112 a/c. You should get your 2nd aircraft (say B738) in about 20 days. It takes the patience and time. =)
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Mon May 10, 2010 4:36 pm

The biggest thing I'd like is a start ALL flights button. It's tiring clicking it 40 times.
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RE: How Should Airline Manager Be Improved?

Mon May 10, 2010 6:58 pm

Quoting KPDX (Reply 13):
The biggest thing I'd like is a start ALL flights button. It's tiring clicking it 40 times.

I second that. I dont get why they dont have any button like that?
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