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Author Topic: Alone on the route  (Read 902 times)

Antob

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Alone on the route
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:32:25 AM »
How come You Can be the sole provider on A route with High passenger demand and still the planes is only half full?
Best regards Antob

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Alone on the route
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 10:11:27 AM »
There is an obscure newly founded airline in town that flys just two or three old weird aircraft. Most of the people even haven't heard of them yet, some others are scared to death when they see the aircraft - and so some decide not to fly at all, some take the train and some go by car.

Offline LemonButt

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Re: Alone on the route
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 11:50:57 AM »
How come You Can be the sole provider on A route with High passenger demand and still the planes is only half full?
Best regards Antob

See Route Image in the manual. http://www.airwaysim.com/game/Manual/Routes/Open/

Offline Kadachiman

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Re: Alone on the route
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 02:16:11 PM »
The game has only just started, surely you do not expect 80-100% LF within 1 week?

Current Company Image - low, so some of the pax demand will decide not to fly at all
Current Route Image - low, so some pax wont even know that XYZ airline fly this route

Examples
 - how many Americans chose not to fly domestically after 911? ... it took a long time for people to become comfortable with flying again
- what impact will the current situation have on Malaysian Airlines for the next few years?


Bottom line - when pax are comfortable with flying with XYZ airline then your LF will increase......its a matter of Time and Image

Offline ezzeqiel

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Re: Alone on the route
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 01:16:54 AM »
Hilarious...

Current Company Image - low, so some of the pax demand will decide not to fly at all
So, they decide that a bus traveling at 80km/h is better than your brand new yet, and they don't fly at all...

Current Route Image - low, so some pax wont even know that XYZ airline fly this route

Passengers don't have travelocity.com, kayak.com, or priceline.com.... They don't have your website, nor google. They don't even have the address to the closest travel agency...

Anyway, when I travel I don't use any of those things... I just use my acquired knowledge on which route is each airline in the world currently flying...



It's just funny how you try to explain this with RL examples... AWS is not RL... it's a game which is not real...

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Alone on the route
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 02:34:44 AM »
@ ezzeqiel

Sami stated several times that the maximum amount of PAX can only be attracted if all other values are nearly perfect. If some of the values are bad some PAX simply decide not to fly, they don't visit family, they don't attend this one work congress and they don't use aircraft to reach a vacation place.


Most people in the world are not common with what Airline flies what route or which routes are actually exist. If you start a new route your Route Image will increase slowly even without advertising. PAX will learn with the time you serve the route. They will learn this even faster when you put some of your marketing budget in there. But there is no 100% instant knowledge what is pretty similar to real life.



Sure, AWS has flaws, but the two points you quoted are pretty normal compared to real life.

Offline Sami

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Re: Alone on the route
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 10:27:44 AM »
The passenger demand figure is not a virtual line of passengers all waiting to board the flight, what seems to be the assumption.

It represents, like previous posted said, the potential maximum demand when the service is good (however if the service is very good or there is a lot of extra supply, the demand can grow even further).

This is explained in the manual also, which I am sure all experienced players know: http://www.airwaysim.com/game/Manual/General/Startup1/#opening

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Click on the globe icon to open the route planning screen popup to view the passenger demands and other route data. The popup shows you the estimated demand and competition. Remember that passenger demand levels are only estimations that can be reached in the optimal conditions when everything is right. It does not mean the amount of passengers "queuing" for the flight at the airport!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 10:32:27 AM by sami »

 

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