I havent been playing the game for about 18 month - a few things have changed when I came back.
One on them is this sentence:
"This aircraft type may be too small for this route.
Passengers prefer to fly long routes with larger aircraft types and if you choose this aircraft type to this route you may not be able to attract all of the passenger demand."
Maybe someone who was present when this change was implemented could share some insight as to why it was? So it basically disqualifies the B757 on lh routes, if there is any competition, or any narrowbody for that matter, which has any range. Again, why even bother having these types in the game at all then? B757's have a range between 2-4k nm...One used to able to fly B737-700 on thin routes, now you just stick a A310 on there, no matter if you operate 30% over capacity
Is there a range limit, where pax accept these types, eventhough some competitor has widebody service? As I dont have any, I couldnt try it out. Also, what happened to the fact that pax prefer newer planes? So as long as you operate a 20 year old A300, people would rater ride on that, than on a factory new B757? I dont get it...
And I was wondering why there a not many orders for the 757.
This change really reflects reality perfectly - Delta, United and many others are just loosing tons of money with their 757's across the Atlantic, because very few al's operate B767's which they prefer, no matter what
What ever happend to the proposed changes, that the makers of this game where discussing 2 years ago, which would really be important for this game: Put an end to ppl flying muliple freq. within 5 minutes. No al does this in reallity. And please dont bring up the argument that in Japan they do... why not put in a limit of at least 30 mins on routes with high demand and 60 mins on low demand route pairs?
But alot more pressing and something, that should have been implemented a long time ago, make turn-around times dependent on actual pax configuation of the plane used. For instance, a 772 needs the same time turn to around as a 773, eventough it carries 100 pax more. This applies to all types. Please, it cant be that difficult to change that? Just imagine how this change would affect us all in a positive manner! If this is planed for the future, fine - but we need it asap.
Instead, you effectively kill all nb planes on any route that has any competition.
I sometime dont understand the priorities here.
I wish I could programm this kind of stuff, maybe I should invest a few $ and hire some Indian software company to do it