This bug report is about strange route/market share/load factor behaviour without any reason and without any feedback for the player.
GW#4, King Airways, Los Angeles
Problem is the Los Angeles - London Heathrow (and back) route.http://www.airwaysim.com/game/Routes/Planning/X/KLAX/EGLL/
Owl Express and KAW shared the route for years with 30% to 70% market share. Owl flew for years 13x daily with Boeing 707 and 3x Starliner, 16x nonstop, I fly the route for years 21x daily with techstop DC-8
Owl changed late 1969 his three Starliners to 707, adding about 200 seats to the route.
Since about then my market share and load factors dropped significantly. From 30% to 70% market share to 55% (and increasing) to 45% (decreasing).
LF went from mostly good green ones (>70) to basically all red in all classes (<30).
Due to finding out what's wrong we monitored the things closely and tried different things (but did not add or remove flights):
Owl increased prices on that route by about 50% and I decreased prices by 5%. Result: His market share went from ~45% to 55%.
I have not changed my prices for nearly a year now, so my prices on that route can't be the reason. I also doubt offering 200 more seats on that route can trigger such a massive result and if it is so, it is clearly unlogical and "wrong". Also my high price and my low price flights are all massively affected
Yes, I am aware of the fact he flies nonstop and I fly techstop. But, again: This is how things are for 10 years now. And for 10 years everything worked perfectly and very well.
Out of a sudden things changed and they went worse when we changed prices.
That seems just wrong.