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Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:40 pm
by MCOflyer
Continued from part 2:
Facebook Airline Manager Part 2 (by MCOflyer Nov 16 2009 in Non Aviation)

Due to the badwidth of this site. Part three has been started. Lets keep up the fun and pray for $400 fuel.

KH

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:07 pm
by Stealthz
Preparing myself for somewhat of a flaming here....

Wouldn't this thread and the 2 preceding ones be more appropriate in Aviation Hobby forum?

I know anyone starting a flight sim thread here would be sent packing, how is this different?

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:58 pm
by IHadAPheo
What I am try to find is a way to be the one who sells the dang fuel. With fuel running @ $1,300-$2100/1,000LBS for quite a while the profits must be quite nice.


Oh well, real world duties have kept me away form WhineAir for a bit (though most of today's flights were long haul and did not require my attention.intervention.

Well cash on hand is up to $23.5 million and the value is $4.5 million and that is W/O buying any additional virtual funds. I have to buy a good bit of fuel once the fuel price drops to a more reasonable rate and doing so will take a good bit of cash. I have reached my self imposed cash/profit targets and in the next few days I will allow myself the luxury of a small cash induced bonus.

I am going to wait to make the cash donation purchase until I replenish a bit of the fuel costs and reach the 100K passenger level. I expect this to take no about 2 days.

Sorry for the hit from fuel but the birds are a bit thirsty

IHAP

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:00 pm
by Phoenix9
Fuel at $400 everyone! Pounce!!  

I just bought 7 mil lbs and now have only 600,000 left in account and the stock is down to 0.52 from 0.55  Big grin

[Edited 2009-11-24 15:02:55]

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:04 pm
by MCOflyer
With fuel prices exploding, I am going to run with my current fleet and build up my cash flow. I may even sell one 717 or stop one route. I'll know by midnight tonight what my plans are. I do want the 762's and 753's but those will wait. I love the fact I have made good business decisions and am making money and will monitor the fuel situation. Once fuel gets to $400 per 1000lb, I am buying a sheet load to last for a good week.

KH

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:09 pm
by stasisLAX
We are doing maintenance on Airline Manager.
Dear all. We are taking regular backup of the servers, and doing some system optimization.
We estimate that this backup may take around 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience.

Hope I can get "FirstWorld Airlines" into the cheap fuel deal when Airline Manager is working again!!!  worried 

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:16 pm
by IHadAPheo
Woo blanking hoo!!, Just grabbed 7.25 million Lbs @ $400!!, sadly I am down to $20.5 million in cash and will have to make a few milk runs to refill the kitty.

I was going to get another 1.75 million LBS but the game went to update and locked me out...


Oh well..... what is a bored chimp CEO to do... hmm, send emails to the Am staff asking to be granted the ETOH concession??... I am working on a way cool livery/logo (sadly I have been unable to get the rights to the Tang logo so I guess it might be something that ties YYZ meets, a snowglobe, and a chimp together in a witty way

IHAP

Oh look a bunny, driving the fuel truck away with a gaggle of angry a.nets in pursuit dhoping fuel is still at $400 after the "break"

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:23 pm
by GrahamHill
"We are doing maintenance on AM
Dear all. We are taking regular backup of the servers, and doing some system optimization.
We estimate that this backup may take around 1 hour."

 hissyfit 

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:28 pm
by JRadier
game is up, bought 3,5 million lbs @ $400

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:29 pm
by GrahamHill


Quoting JRadier (Reply 8):
game is up, bought 3,5 million lbs @ $400

Indeed. I bought 2 million lbs.

The rest will go in a brand new aircraft  bigthumbsup 

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:32 pm
by RW170
I just bought 50 million lbs of fuel at the $400 mark. Hopefully the advertisement rates will drop again soon, too.

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:17 am
by stasisLAX


Quoting JRadier (Reply 8):
game is up, bought 3,5 million lbs @ $400

Just bought FirstWorld Airlines a total of 1.5 million lbs @ $400 myself.....

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:23 am
by PlymSpotter


Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
Preparing myself for somewhat of a flaming here....

Wouldn't this thread and the 2 preceding ones be more appropriate in Aviation Hobby forum?

I know anyone starting a flight sim thread here would be sent packing, how is this different?

Not at all  Smile

I think it's for the fact that it's a social application provided through Facebook. Yes it's about aviation and planes, but there's still the social contingent involved which dilutes that. A bit like the reason we have meeting threads in Non Av - although thinking about that one they might be best in Av Polls etc... now it has also become Travel.  scratchchin 

Very much marginal, but just on the side of Non Av I think.


Dan  Smile

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:24 am
by desertjets
got a great deal on 5 million pounds of Jet-A. Put a little damper on my purchase of a 757, but oh well.

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:45 am
by mwhcvt
HANCOX Airlines would like to announce that we made an executive decision to not bother purchasing any fuel in the recent low owing to the fact that we still had 21,000,000 lbs from previous hedging activities. We are however pleased to announce the addition of a 7th A319ACJ to our ZRH base registered G-MWHG and serving our new route to HKG, this brings destinations served by HCAS to JFK, LAX, IAD, NAS, CPT, PEK and HKG.

Further to this HANCOX Airlines have also just purchased an A321 registered G-SUNA this is currently flying from our BHX base on a route to JFK targeting the tourist traffic between the two cities.

Fleet
ATR42-400 11
ATR42-500 23
A319ACJ 7
A321-200 1

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:46 am
by MCOflyer
Hornet International is proud to announce two new routes:

MLB-LPB 737-700
MLB-SAl 737-700

In addition to expanding, Hornet International and Boeing have announced a order for 10 737's which includes five 739ER models and five 73G's plus 12 options to replace Boeing 717's. HIA CEO has reported that the 73G's have exceeded his expectations in both the range and passenger capacity areas and will replace his aging DC10 with a 739ER that is currently on the PTY-TPA route. Further more, more expansion will come out of both PTY and MLB hubs. At this time HIA also announces the closure of the ANC hub. Staff have option of relocating to MLB or PTY.

KH

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:43 am
by futurepilot16
I'm glad to announce that I will be replacing all my trans con and trans atlantic flights with 757-300s. Last Night my stock was $1.89. Tonight it stands at $2.27. I'll be adding 2 more 753s before I start to save for much bigger aircraft. My airline will be growing at a very rapid rate within the next week, so invest while the stock prices are still low.

Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:30 am
by MCOflyer
HIA just took delivery of two 73G's and placed them MLB-Queretaro and PTY-DAB routes. The next 73G which will be delivered later today will be placed on MLB-BIL a route formerly operated by the 717. The 739ER which will be delivered on Thanksgiving will be placed onto the PTY-LPB route freeing up a 73G. I will retain five 717's maybe six for domestic flights to MEX, HAV, LIM, Manus, Quito from PTY.

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:38 am
by MCOflyer
HIA has announced new flights to PBM, ORF, TPA, and IAD from PTY using 717-200 equipment.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:44 am
by codeshare
Just bought fuel for about $1M+ so I'm ready to wait until it goes down to $400 again  Smile

My investments are going good (thanks to EZEIZA and Privjet Airlines)  thumbsup 

I tried to switch a/c on one route yesterday but with the servers clogging I just couldn't do it after quite a few reloads.

KS/codeshare

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:49 am
by dragon6172
Made the mistake of not buying enough cheap gas last Saturday when it was 400. Took care of that today though, 2 mil pounds should be plenty to hold me over until Saturday when it drops to 400 again. Next few days I will focus on building on my fleet and Norfolk hub.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:41 pm
by yooyoo
the fuel price is $400 at 8:39 est
Advertisement prices are still high.

What are you paying your staff?
For my young airline.....

Pilots: 26 ($ 1,100)
Crew: 26 ($ 800)
Mechanics: 26 ($ 1,000)
Cleaning: 12 ($ 600)

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:53 pm
by PlymSpotter


Quoting YooYoo (Reply 21):
What are you paying your staff?

I'm doing quite well, I've only had to give a couple of raises accross the board since I started. Cleaning got a bit peeved when I gave then a $200 cut from, well $200, but aside of that it's all going well.

Pilots: 108 ($ 700)
Crew: 163 ($ 600)
Mechanics: 171 ($ 600)
Cleaning: 97 ($ 400)

Operating the Russian types mean you need more of everything - fuel, runway, crew, vodka... the normal stuff. So keeping wages down is important.

My Fleet:

An-24 x 1 (to be withdrawn)
An-24RV x 3 (to be withdrawn)
An-148-100A x 12 (2 on order)
An-148-100B x 7
B767-200 x 3 (1 on order - interim lift until Il-62 & Il-96 are available)
Il-114-100 x 4 (2 on order)
Tu-154M x 4
Yak-42D x 14



Dan  Smile

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:55 pm
by DYflyer


Quoting Codeshare (Reply 19):
My investments are going good (thanks to EZEIZA and Privjet Airlines) thumbsup

It is good to hear our investors are happy. There are still room for a few more, but we are selling out fast now  Wink

All our routes as good money-makers now. We have retired the last props from our fleet, and are having a look at the ERJs. We have decided to let Boeing provide us with the longhaul widebody-fleet for now, and have received our first B741s and B788s.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:03 pm
by MCOflyer
I'd like to thank my investors for investing in me as I now have over 800000 shares of HIA. Also, I'd like to thank Plymspotter for giving me good advice on how to run my airline.

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:09 pm
by futurepilot16


Quoting YooYoo (Reply 21):
What are you paying your staff?
For my young airline.....

My Staff

Pilot: 62 ($900)
Crew: 196 ($800)
Mechanic: 152 ($1000)
Cleaning: 96 ($600)

I think I pay them wayyyy to much. They won't be getting a raise from me for a while.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:38 pm
by MCOflyer


Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 25):

I think I pay them wayyyy to much. They won't be getting a raise from me for a while.

Well I gave all my staff raises by 10x.

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:40 pm
by matt727


Quoting YooYoo (Reply 21):
What are you paying your staff?

Pilot: 40 ($700)
Crew: 109 ($800)
Mechanic: 61 ($1000)
Cleaning: 65 ($600)

I think it's strange that both the crew and mechanics are making more than the pilots, but as long as they are happy...

Just added three new aircraft to the fleet; 1 A340-200, 1 B737-900 and 1 B787-8.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:59 pm
by MCOflyer
Pilots: 32 ($ 2,700)

Crew: 54 ($ 2,600)

Mechanics: 48 ($ 2,600)

Cleaning: 39 ($ 2,600)

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:04 pm
by PlymSpotter


Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 28):
Pilots: 32 ($ 2,700)

Crew: 54 ($ 2,600)

Mechanics: 48 ($ 2,600)

Cleaning: 39 ($ 2,600)

Whoa, those bills are huge. What's your daily salary outgoings like? Mine is $314,800.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:25 pm
by desertjets
My crew costs are:

Pilots: 88 ($ 700)

Crew: 131 ($ 800)

Mechanics: 92 ($ 800)

Cleaning: 71 ($ 400)


with a daily of $268,400.



Up to 44 aircraft now. Bought a 757-300 and a 737-900 today. It is a little tricky to figure out what to do next to be honest. Still want to get a 753 a day for my long haul/transcon flights out of SFO, but I am torn between upgrading my high demand F100/E190 flights to 737-900s or buying more E190s to open new routes. If I upgrade I start shuffling planes around, with the main goal of eliminating my 5 ATRs (those would be replaced by my Fokkers).

Any input on this?


Oh yeah fleet numbers for the day thus far:

5 ATR 72-500
3 757-300
11 737-900
2 Fokker F70a
6 Fokker F100 Tay620
2 Fokker F100 Tay650
15 ERJ 190-200

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:01 pm
by MCOflyer


Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 29):

Whoa, those bills are huge. What's your daily salary outgoings like? Mine is $314,800.

453K.

Desert Jets,

I use the KISS method. By keeping a simple fleet of two types, I save on costs.

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:13 pm
by PlymSpotter
Fantastic - they have a whole new load of aircraft loaded, including loads more Russian variants like the Il-62 and Il-96  bigthumbsup 

This is great news!

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:59 pm
by bohica
I found out thru the AM discussion boards the best days to buy fuel and advertising.

Fuel - Wednesdays and Saturdays GMT.
Advertising - Mondays and Thursdays GMT.

Give or take an hour or two with these times.

Based on where I live, the better advertising rates should begin tonight (Wed) at around 6-7 PM.

Disclaimer: AM could change this at any time so don't hold me to it.  Smile


Hope this helps.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:00 pm
by gkirk
GK International Airlines has had massive investment, and thus is on a massive expansion plan. So far, 2 Boeing 737-500s have been purchased to operate MAN-AMS and MAN-BCN, with a further ERJ145ER bought, to inaugurate GLA-FRA. Frankfurt is now served from MAN, GLA and BHX. More flights are planned from all 3 UK "bases" in the near future.

GK International Airlines, you know it makes sense to invest  Wink

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:09 pm
by PlymSpotter


Quoting Gkirk (Reply 34):
GK International Airlines, you know it makes sense to invest

Do I get a free Haggis or anything? Big grin

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:11 pm
by desertjets


Quoting Gkirk (Reply 34):
GK International Airlines, you know it makes sense to invest Wink

I've invested in your fine airline. Do I get a lifetime membership to the First Class lounge?

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:13 pm
by gkirk


Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 35):

You get the pleasure of investing in an up and coming airline. What more can you ask for? Oh, and we've just added a first EMB190 to the fleet and launched CWL-FRA flights with it. Frankfurt is proving to be a goldmine....BHX-FRA could see increased frequency in the future

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:20 pm
by TransIsland
Right, this is getting annoying. My building had to be evacuated twice today due to some a-hole calling in a bomb threat. (I teach at a college, and sadly this is almost standard routine towards the end of the semester when term papers are due, or exams are being written.  banghead  )

However, Nassau Airlines is happy to report that these threats turned out to be hoaxes, and that no flights were delayed for more than an hour. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to travellers, but would like to assure the public (and potential investors... Wink) that safety and security are our top priorities.

For the time being, as long as our schedule suffers these delays, patrons of Nassau Airlines will be treated to free Sky Juice and Conch Fritters.

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:30 pm
by gkirk


Quoting DesertJets (Reply 36):
I've invested in your fine airline. Do I get a lifetime membership to the First Class lounge?

Sure, and a years free supply of Tennents Lager  Wink

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:16 pm
by codeshare
Quoting DYflyer (Reply 23):
We have retired the last props from our fleet, and are having a look at the ERJs.

May I suggest the E190-200 for routes 1000 to 2000 km long.

I used all my stock limit to buy shares, I still have 800000+ available of mine.

KS/codeshare

[Edited 2009-11-25 14:31:28 by codeshare]

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:36 pm
by MCOflyer
My fleet/route evaluation:

The 73G works great as I can upgrade a 717 route to a 73G and place the 717 on a new route to test it out. Now if it does not work out, I will have saved money. Now when greater demand arises, my 739ER's will be there thus letting the 73G's replace a route served by a 717. I love both the 73G and 717. Now some routes will have to be served out of PTY for range issues like SCL-EZE and RIO. LIM, TPA, and BDA are within the 717's range and do not need a 73G but would not hesitate to upgrade should the route demand it.

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:21 pm
by RobertNL070


Fly Dutch Airlines

No chopping and changing here. Rather a slow but very healthy and steady growth  Smile

Fleet expansion = 1 x Fokker F-100 RR Tay 650; 2 x A330-300  Smile

2 x Airbus A330-300
5 x Airbus A321-200
12 x Fokker F-100 RR Tay 620
5 x Fokker F-100 RR Tay 650

Stocks currently $2.51, up from $1.02 this time yesterday  Smile

And enormous reserves of fuel  Smile

Potential investors, draw your conclusions!

[Edited 2009-11-25 15:26:12]

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:29 pm
by yooyoo
Whoever bought shares of my airline (Leaf Nation Airlines) yesterday, is a very happy person today........your welcome  Wink

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:00 am
by A333TS


Quoting YooYoo (Reply 43):
Whoever bought shares of my airline (Leaf Nation Airlines) yesterday, is a very happy person today........your welcome

Thank You. I am a proud owner of 100000 shares of your airline.


A333TS

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:03 am
by joekuboj
Airbus A350-800 $62,240,270 km 15,400 270
Boeing B787-8 $19,411,920 km 15,200 250


 eyebrow 

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:21 am
by codeshare
Good publicity stunt by Boeing  Wink

KS/codeshare

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:28 am
by IHadAPheo
Zippy T. Chimp CEO/CFO/CV&TD of WhineAir is stunned to announce that we have managed to successfully deliver our 100,000th passenger to his/her destination. As a result the free Vodka and Tang service will be upgraded to include 12.75% more Tang in every glass. Well the nifty bronze 100K passenger thingy is cool as well

WhineAir is also quite happy with growth in cash on hand an company value. The latest update shows just over $25 million in cash on hand with a value of $4.9 million. I still have yet to buy any type of venture capital (err donation) I plan on donating a small amount to reward the developer for the work involved with running the site and as payment for the fun of playing the game

IHAP

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:47 am
by MCOflyer
KH, CEO of Hornet International announces PTY-PHL service on 73G equipment.

KH

RE: Facebook Airline Manager Part 3

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:30 am
by tpa36r
Hey guys!

I've been watching these threads over a couple days and decided to start playing.

Quck Shell Airlines

Serving destinations from CLT.

I'm using the 738 and EMB120. Needing some more range but still racking up the money. So investors look out, we are on the way up!