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Author Topic: New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!  (Read 940 times)

Offline PH1517

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New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!
« on: April 26, 2010, 03:39:28 PM »
Something is different in this game;

I just started JFK-ALG and my LFs are incredibly low (about 35%) even if my fares are 40% below market (and even more)   :o .  My CI is very good (70+)  but of course RI is very low.  In other games, I preferred to lower fares (20% less) instead of using expensive route marketing and I managed to get at least 80-90% LF.  Most of my new routes are like that.  If I add expensive route mktg, that will kill me.  The plane is brand new!
What is happening here  ???

Is this a bug? or is the game overly tweaked to favor newbies.


Offline swiftus27

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Re: New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 03:47:42 PM »
You are flying a new 767.  that's good.
It appears that the flights are not taking off or landing between 2300 and 0500.  That too is good.

1.  What types of seats are you using?
2.  How long have you had the route open?

Sometimes if you had a cancelled flight in the first week it will really throw off your LFs.

Wait a month and revisit.

Offline PH1517

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Re: New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 03:53:32 PM »
planes are brand spanking new and seats are standard.
most of my other new routes are like that too.
flight times are just fine with no delay!

The route is new but fares are discounted 40% to compensate
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 03:56:51 PM by PH1517 »

Offline swiftus27

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Re: New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 03:59:56 PM »
planes are brand spanking new and seats are standard.
most of my other new routes are like that too.
flight times are just fine with no delay!


How long have you flown the route for (in terms of game days).... LFs will be find, I bet, in a few hours (normal time).  You're not exceeding demand at all.  Sometimes RI just needs to be up a smidge.

I'd suggest putting a marketing campaign on that route with TV/RADIO/NEWS/BILL for 2 months.

mikk_13

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Re: New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 04:01:20 PM »
this game is very slow. it used to be a heap better. it will be tough to open new routes when the fuel price is higher.

Offline Gaius Marius

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Re: New routes : very low LFs, no matter what!
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 03:20:58 AM »
it will be tough to open new routes when the fuel price is higher.

Kinda like real life, eh?
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss"

 

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