Yes i have definetly noticed a problem n LF'S on the longer routes, and no matter what you do it does not help. If you look at Manchester to Malaga, Tenerife and destinations in the region, they show well over 130pax daily, however after months and months failed to get anywhere over 50% with DC6's. Company image was good and route image was climbing, but ceased to increase loads above 40 pax.
I also notice a slow acceleration in this game to others as to load factors, I was thinking TV is expensive advertising and not many people have a TV!!!! I suppose newspaper was in for the day!!!
It seems that if you Dc6's and DC4's, best go for the routes within 600nm, otherwise you definetly loose.
I suugest that bankcrupcy be forced on people when there debt exceeds a certain amount and they are loosing every month, this could open things up abit, I see some airlines are over 4 mill in debt, crazy when only starting with 600K.
Anyway from the peanut gallery
Over and out, safe flying...
Oh yes, fly Caledoniain Europa, we have great flight attendants in Mini Skirts...hahaha