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Author Topic: [ok] Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type  (Read 3570 times)

Offline ZombieSlayer

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[ok] Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:47:41 AM »
With the start of long game worlds, a welcome feature would be the ability to have the system automatically convert schedules from one aircraft type to another via the move schedule function. Assuming all flights meet minimum turn, slot availability, and curfew requirements, a player could click move schedule, be presented with a list of aircraft that are capable of operating the schedule. If a different type is selected, the player would be prompted to confirm they are swapping to a different type, and upon clicking confirm the routes are converted and applied to the new aircraft.

Thoughts? This would save literally a hundred hours in the current JA for me and I am sure others who use 7 day scheduling.

Don
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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 01:54:55 AM »
I agree that this would be a great idea and save a lot of time...

To simplify it, I think the auto-switch should force the user to keep the same slot times.  The only challenge will really be curfews, but the user can just manually fix/edit those...

I don't think the auto-switch would save much time from props to jets as those schedules typically need to be completely redone anyway - but transitioning from 737 classic to 737 NG could be greatly simplified...

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 02:17:52 AM »
Agreed.  It would have to be in some kind of table form so the columns would be something like "base/destination", "fleet type", "takeoff/arrival/slots", "turnaround", "takeoff/arrival/slots", "action buttons".  The issues will arise when two aircraft have significantly different turnarounds or airspeeds, but it would be awesome if there were an easy way to upgrade from 737 classic to ng, or from BAC 1-11 to F100, DC-9 to MD-80 to MD-90, etc.

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 03:47:48 AM »
+1. This is a huge nightmare for long worlds.

Offline Teadaze

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 07:21:24 PM »
doubt this can be a reality until the dynamic slot system is implemented tho or else he will have to code twice

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 07:26:24 PM »
Not really....could force the same time slots to be used to avoid conflict. The system would only have to check to see of the current schedule will fit minimum turn times of the selected aircraft, then convert schedules accordingly.

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 02:04:59 AM »
Agree - the only practical way to do this is to force all departure times to remain the same - if curfew is hit, then user is informed that schedule cannot be transferred due to curfew...

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 02:23:36 AM »
It's always fun to create hundred/thousand of new routes, even with a slot restricted airport, but a nightmare/bore to death to have a few of them edited  :laugh:

Yes, it's a nice tool to assist in long game format where changing fleet is a must. But IMHO, this is another challenge to the established airlines. If they can't cope with it, and go BK, then more opportunites for new airlines

Offline PH1517

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 06:14:05 AM »
++1

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 12:30:15 AM »
Any news on this request, Sami?
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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 12:57:11 AM »
guys the issue is with speeds... so many times a "route purchase check" has to be performed....    I could only imagine the server load for that type of stuff.

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 05:22:32 AM »
+1 This is a must, especially for comparable aircraft. I am in the process of upgrading Convairs to NAMC YS11 and all criteria is the same. Same aircraft speeds, turn times, aircraft sizes, etc and it simply comes down to changing which aircraft type flies the route. It has nothing to do with slots or anything else. Simply what type of aircraft.

Regarding server speeds, couldn't you just limit the change to XX in a batch?

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2013, 12:31:53 PM »
guys the issue is with speeds... so many times a "route purchase check" has to be performed....    I could only imagine the server load for that type of stuff.


The solution to that problem is easy..force the new aircraft to use the same departure times regardless of turn time. If it fits on the new plane, it transfers.

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 04:18:56 AM »
Bump.

This is a must for ease of game play in long game worlds. Implementing this should be simple....make the system keep the exact same departure times on each end of each flight and simply check that no curfews are broken on arrival and all minimum turn times are met. Player clicks transfer schedule button, can change fleet type list from drop down menu, and when the player selects the specific plane to transfer schedule to the required checks are performed and as long as all criteria are met the schedule transfers.

Sami, please consider this.
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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 11:48:51 PM »
+1 from me, would be a excellent addition.
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Offline [ATA] frimp

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2013, 01:24:01 AM »
+1 from me.

Offline Mr.HP

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 04:24:50 AM »
Maybe the current way will keep you guys "busy" a little bit, and will not be bored with the no-growth-only-change-fleet phrase?  ;)

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2013, 04:09:28 PM »
 + 1 to this feature.

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 10:30:58 PM »
+1

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Re: Automatically Convert Schedules to New Aircraft Type
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 04:47:02 AM »
+1

 

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