I'm a newb around here (just started playing the real, non-free game today). I've got a quick question that could make or break me... it basically comes down to asking how smart the game engine is.
Let's say I've got a hub at some medium sized airport in the midwest USA. I've got a nice route set up between my hub and a popular vacation spot down south, and I'm flying a pretty big aircraft.
Now, let's assume that I start flying a regional jet to a new small airport, also in the midwest. Is the game smart enough to know that, if a passenger wants to get from their small airport in the midwest to that nice vacation destination down south, then they can get there via my hub airport in the midwest?
In other words, does the game allow for feeder lines (and, thus, the traditional hub and spoke system)? In other, other words, does a route have more value than just the direct A to B passenger demand; instead it has value in terms of A to C via B...? Even if A to B and B to C are flown on different aircraft/different flights and may require a layover of a few hours in the hub airport?
Any info you guys can send my way would be great! Thanks!