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Author Topic: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?  (Read 1338 times)

stevenf

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Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« on: December 07, 2010, 03:35:21 PM »
Order backlog is very short. Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?


Offline yevgeniy

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Re: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 03:43:18 PM »
Its a fuel hog, that does not have any commonality with long haul planes.


stevenf

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Re: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 04:17:24 PM »
Ha I see, thanks!

I have about 9 of them in my fleet, better dump them asap then.

Offline yevgeniy

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Re: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 04:48:32 PM »
Well I have 57 of them in mine and for the most part they have been doing well. However I will be definitely replacing them asap with B727's, etc.... So consider them a short term solution if you need them. 

stevenf

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Re: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 06:32:02 PM »
Yep it was already a short term solution, also going to replace them with B727's

I actually thought they were nice, replaced a few DC-6B flight with the Convair 990. Nice and fast compared to the DC-6B and the load factor went up a lot using the Convair. It's nice to see that the game is modeled that passengers like speed and therefor prefer the Convair over the DC-6B. But the B727 will be much better, can't wait till my orders start coming in.

Offline yevgeniy

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Re: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 08:06:42 PM »
I would say DC-6 is better on routes with no competition, on routes with competition the Convair will get you higher loads, but only if your Company Image is good.

At the same time a DC-6 can be profitable with much lower loads (especially in this lease market), a Convair needs higher loads.

Offline raptorva

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Re: Why is the Convair 880/990 not populair?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 09:56:10 PM »
I was considering ordering the convair but then changed my order to Brittanias. Sure their a slower turboprop but they're cheaper to run and suit my needs perfectly

 

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