I still hate the lack of demand between major cities in this simulation. I have, however, built a small, relatively profitable regional airline under these conditions.
I have learned to deal with it without much complaint. It's only a game. I get it. Live and learn, etc. Deal with it!
What I really hate about this simulation, though, is that demand seems to go up and down - too much
, too often
, and too quickly
This might be OK if you are a huge airline and every penny of profit is not important, but when you are a small airline every penny of profit is important.
Route planning becomes very difficult when you see an opportunity with demand
, and by the time you get an aircraft and schhedule it, demand drops by 10%! (Not even enough to potentially fill a 48 seat regional aircraft flying the route an unrealistic 1 turn per day.) It is hard enough when a competitor sees an opportunity and jumps in, but it is terrible when the simulation turns against you - for no apparent reason. OK! I get it sometimes demand goes down. I can live with that, but I find it disappointing to see it happen so often
on so many routes between really big cities.