Fuel in DOTM is going a little nuts, which has given me the impetus to go through all my LH 707 flights and see if I can't fix some of them. I've discovered an even more ridiculous example. Two screenies below. One is route planning, one is my flights. The Y demand on a Monday in that graph is 377. CI is 70, RI has been 100 for well over a year. I have sold 64 & 67 seats the last two weeks. Less than 20% of the demand, despite default pricing, no comp, and what was an appropriately sized plane when I created the route ~2 years ago (though flagged as too small now). The DC-10s are definitely not too small, have 240 Y seats, so I'm selling 120-140 seats, for 300+ demand. I'm attracting well under 50% of true demand, purely because I have a tech stop. Again, even though no plane in the game can fly it direct. That's nuts.
The too small penalty is obviously being applied fairly heavily there, too. 60 out of 350+ on the too small 707, 140 out of 350+ on the DC-10.
That should be a great route, with nearly full planes. I should be trying to switch the 10-10s to 10-30s, in order to fill all the extra seats, given the average demand is 400+, 10% or more of it C & F. Instead, the planes flying those routes are barely breaking even after staff & maintenance are factored in, and I'll likely shut them down shortly once I find a new airport to fly direct routes from.
Most importantly, I shouldn't be looking at a demand chart that says 400 daily pax, and be supposed to read that as 175 daily pax if I'm lucky.