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Author Topic: Fuel spike incoming!  (Read 2762 times)

Offline EsquireFlyer

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Fuel spike incoming!
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:49:24 AM »
First real spike of the game. Are you hedged?

Offline Mr.HP

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Re: Fuel spike incoming!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 06:17:18 AM »
How much is it in JA now? Just curious to know

Offline EsquireFlyer

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Re: Fuel spike incoming!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 09:21:09 PM »
$203

Offline Mr.HP

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Re: Fuel spike incoming!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 04:29:20 AM »
Indeed, a spike. That is even higher than 1993 price of DOTM

Offline Airto3

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Re: Fuel spike incoming!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 08:32:27 AM »
Scrapping fleet and routes to survive...argh ;)

Offline knobbygb

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Re: Fuel spike incoming!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 02:12:48 PM »
Well, just as a measure of what the current fuel price does...  I'm still operating about 370 DC8s on long haul and right now I'm just about breaking even across the whole airline whereas before I was one of the most profitable (typically around 30% gross profit).  Once profitable routes are now marginal or loss makers.  Particularly, the smaller -62s are just about useless and I have over 200 of those.  No complaints -  I deliberately planned it like this so I could see how I'd fare.  The ULH routes with stopovers (South Aisa, Australia from the US) are all making losses, even on -63s.

One of the main problems is that my load factors have dropped off as the planes suddenly became "too small for this route" when the wide-bodies were introduced.  Interestingly, this even seems to affect the routes where there's no competition with, for example, load factors on my SFO-SIN (with stopover) dropping from near 100% (with prices at 30% above default) to between 30% and 50% even though I am under serving demand, have no competition and have lower than average prices.  I thought it wasn't supposed to work like that.

Anyway, I'm digressing.  Let the fuel keep rising - I wish there were a few years left of the game so I could wipe out some of my competitors who must surely be in a worse state than me.

Offline EsquireFlyer

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Re: Fuel spike incoming!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 05:13:20 PM »
Conc still makes a profit if I use HD seating and jack up the prices.  :laugh:

 

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