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Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:19 am

Im trying to find a virtual airline thats not too hard..
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:28 am

klmvirtualairlines.com
Deltavirtualairlines.com

These are the two Airlines I have flown in the FS-World!

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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:05 pm

I am part of this here:

http://www.flyingtigersgroup.org/Lufthansa/

It is lufthansa, but you can fly flight from many other airlines within the FTG group. Take a look.

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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:02 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 2):
It is lufthansa, but you can fly flight from many other airlines within the FTG group. Take a look.

I used to fly with SQ vitrual through FTG and they were great at first but then they changed their PIREP system to a form of ACARS that for some reason just would not work for me.
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:42 am

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 3):
I used to fly with SQ vitrual through FTG and they were great at first but then they changed their PIREP system to a form of ACARS that for some reason just would not work for me.

I had these issues as well with the ACARS, but their forum is great and they helped me out there and now it runs nice and smooth and is a great tool to file those PIREPs and add up hours.

I simply like the variety, you are not connected to only one airline. You can fly many many flights of many airlines, cargo, classic, passenger, historic etc etc.

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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:16 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 4):
I simply like the variety, you are not connected to only one airline. You can fly many many flights of many airlines, cargo, classic, passenger, historic etc etc.

Oh don't get me wrong I would say FTG, aside from the ACARS issue, is great for the reasons you mention and I enjoyed flying with them for a long time. But I could not resolve that issue unfortunately,
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:38 pm

for US side I am okay with luvswava.org, if you are OK with SWA network.
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:55 pm

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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:15 pm

A good one. Members are very supportive to "newbies".

http://www.fly-twva.com/
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:57 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 7):
Eastern Air Lines

We're about as easy as you can get...
no ACARS
lots of variety of aircraft and routes
flexible promotion system
and a good high quality fleet, painted mostly by... me!
If you have any questions about Virtual Eastern let me know.
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:26 pm

After working my way through a few VAs, only to move on when I got tired of that airline's routes, I ended up finding http://www.air-source.us and have been there almost 9 years now. The thing I like is the variety. We have the Scheduled division which covers almost every current airline you can think of (and many that are not current via the "Classic" section), the Bid division which is made up of specialty flights (current examples are Airbus/Boeing delivery flights, the 787 Dreamtour, Cargo flights ranging from a DC-6 up to heavy metal, and a Thomson B757 world tour based on a charter itinerary). We also have a GA division where you can use the money you earn on bid/scheduled flights to rent a GA aircraft and go have some fun.

Hope this helps, and let me know if you need any more info on us.
 
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:50 pm

www.airwaysim.com is good.

It's an online management simulation where you can name and run your own airline, compete against other players and their airlines. You do have to buy credits but they're not that expensive.

Well I find it enjoyable anyway!   

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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:53 pm

AFA (American Flight Airways) www.flyafa.com

I've flown with them since 2005. The VA, with it's partner Pacific Airways, is one of the biggest in the VA world. 7 main hubs in the US, Latin America and Australia, lots of awesome routes and charters, a good range of fleet types, no ACARS, great forum community, good promotion system and they are very supportive of new VATSIM users.

It's the only VA I've been loyal to. I've periodically tried others based on real airlines, but I always find myself back at AFA. There are others on this site who I know would agree with me!
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:04 am

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 9):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 7):
Eastern Air Lines

We're about as easy as you can get...
no ACARS
lots of variety of aircraft and routes
flexible promotion system
and a good high quality fleet, painted mostly by... me!
If you have any questions about Virtual Eastern let me know.

Ok, I joined VEAL...so far I have 3 flights under my belt! So far so good...
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:26 am

I'm a member of two VA's, Slipstream Airways and Alaska Adventures. The first I've been with for 5 years have 1200 hours, they're pretty good and extremely welcoming but its hard to get the most out of it unless you participate in group flights and in the forums etc, they have 3 hubs in the US, with plenty of routes without being ridiculously unrealistic.

The second was just to scratch an itch for some bush flying, the guy runs a fantastic website, the best VA website I've seen although there are a few little bugs. I'd suggest joining for anyone who enjoys smashing virtual bugs but wants some aims, with no restrictions on planes at all with hubs throughout Alaska, although more routes wouldn't hurt. Helps it you have Ultimate Terrain Alaska, I'm looking forward to when OrbX brings out Alaska.
 
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:40 am

I'm over at Delta VA (deltava.org). The checkrides to move up to a new type aren't easy, but they are at least do-able and make you learn the type. The 727 checkride is lots of fun! Great site, great ACARS setup, and no real other restrictions. Choose your flight and go with whatever type you want, so long as it can legally do it and you have the rating.
 
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 pm

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 13):
Ok, I joined VEAL...so far I have 3 flights under my belt! So far so good...

Good deal! Be sure to download the Eastern AI - makes it all so much better!
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RE: Does Anybody Know Of Any Good Virtual Airlines?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting san747 (Reply 12):
AFA (American Flight Airways) www.flyafa.com

Must agree, I started with AFA and switched to Pacific Airways www.pacificairways.net
There are no better VA out there with a better forum support!
Check them out yourself!

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