I seriously thought this thread was dead, but obviously not!
When I entered the game I wasn't aware of the importance of frequency. I believed that having a new jet is way better than flying with some smaller, slower planes. So when I saw a route with a demand of ~150 or more, I tried to move in with new A320. You might see that I already got rid of the big A300 as well as my three 757s for commonality reasons, flying 3 fleets now: A320, F100/70 and E120.
Now I experience the problem of missing frequency compared to my competition on some routes. Again, I am still far from having uncovered all secrets to success in this game, but I am getting there - slowly - hopefully.
My question here is: Do customers always prefer higher frequency on smaller planes compared to slighty worse frequency with jets?
This would lead to the believe: 1. As long as you can reach a destination with a small prop plane, do it? 2. Once you cannot use a prop anymore, turn to a jet/prop that can do so? And 3. For long(er) distances - use jets, such as the A320?
I am indeed trying to increase frequency on my routes, now leading to the next problem: What to do with the then perhaps useless A320? @L1011fan, you are right, I should move them in certain cases, I do this to some extent, but you'll be surprised, there aren't that many routes left for "big" planes. Now, of course, leases might expire or can be terminated, but what about the the useless pilots. Taking constantly hits on your CI for firing them doesn't seem to be a good option either. I had the same problem at the beginning when I had to get rid of my A300. So ya, you see I'm running from one challenge to the other, but it's fun. I don't think I am doing too bad and I still plan to be around for some time. Maybe I'm too optimistic, maybe tomorrow I'll hear of the next issue I haven't thought about before, but again, I am actually looking forward to. Oh, and I don't think I am doomed so far!
Have a great day everybody!