Oh sami, never doubt our ability to see the downside in things. It's what makes us special
I do think there's a substantial difference in functional replayability of the simulation vs. the picture perfect replication of reality. The forums have enumerated this 5000 different ways. To me commonality, frequency, etc are much bigger issues, and of the more esoteric ones, the runway issue (having runways reflect todayish lengths rather than the lengths during the period) is a bigger issue as it weakens certain aircraft designed for certain regions/capabilities.
Having the ability to hedge fuel prices earlier than in real life seems like a good idea simply because fuel prices are not simply a replica of the historical price series - as a result, the ability to hedge that risk seems perfectly reasonable to me - and I think the way hedging has been implemented is a good first step. (as an aside, if we are going to be technically accurate, doesn't the simulation have to consider the counterparty risk of the financial institution providing the hedge?
- obviously we would not include that in the simulation (right?!?!))
moral of the story - this is a good addition to the sim.