Started by Sami, August 12, 2015, 06:31:21 PM
Quote from: schro on January 17, 2017, 04:13:30 PMThe BAC-111 moving to large is a huge nerf and I'm not sure I'm a fan of the change. Now there's really no reason to select it over a DC-9 or 737-Jurassic due to its much lower range (and capacity) with (now) comparable operating costs due to the sizing change. Prior to the change, the BAC could be a wise choice where the limited range was a fair trade for the lower operating costs of a medium plane. Now, there's really no reason to make that exchange...
Quote from: Teadaze on January 18, 2017, 08:24:15 AMbefore if you start late or not as wealthy you can go for less popular plane(yes bac was not as popular many years ago until too many people found it's advantage). Now you are forcing those crowd to go to dc9/737.... assume there is no special treatment increasing the production of 737/dc9 you are just making not as well run airline harder to source plane, and stay competitive compare to better prepared player who drops like 200 order right from the launch.
Quote from: MuzhikRB on January 18, 2017, 12:20:34 PMnow it becomes easier. Currently BACs becomes very popular, therefore not everybody can get them for fair price. loosing its extra-advantage more people will turn to dc9, therefore bacs become easier to get.
Quote from: Teadaze on January 18, 2017, 12:34:28 PM(.../...)what's good of a BAC if you are in countries that need more than 1600nm range route? And it is not as effective then the monster competition that has their 737-200adv running? you are pretty much suckered waiting for additional years to have a slot, or forced to get lucky and lease one of the overpriced ones.
Quote from: MuzhikRB on January 18, 2017, 01:15:51 PMbefore dc9 comes to market ppl are using 732 and 722 for 1600+ routes. or even dc8.by the time dc9 arrives big players are already packed their fleets and dont want to add extra fleet.they are used to wait until 733 or airbuses arrives. or md80.
Quote from: gazzz0x2z on January 18, 2017, 01:28:54 PMdynamic pricing. That's the difference. When a plane costs half what it should, and other better plane costs double than what it should, you have high differences in ownership costs. Last 3 GW3, I toyed with A148. An inferior plane. The other GW3 I played, I had E75. A superior plane. Still, when the A158 can be bought for 17M$, while the E175(not quicker, less seats) is around 45M$, the choice is not between choosing the bad plane and choosing the good plane, but between buying bad planes and leasing good planes. And suddenly, the communist crap makes sense financially. As long as you're the only one to buy it, of course. And as long as you scrap them after 16 years.BACs, in this perspective, will become a niche plane for a few players who want to own their fleet and don't have the firepower of the big boys. Or even smaller players who simply can"t afford leasing the overpopular models. Of course, they have no use in large countries. But for a medium-sized player located in Europe, they still make a lot of sense. Because other players will ignore them.
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QuoteNew aircraft ordering system has more logic built into it. The system stores now the individual discounts each order receives, and this allows the system to calculate the price better when later editing the order (previously discounts were not stored and editing the order afterwards was usually costly if you got a good discount). [affects only orders made after 1st April 2017 real time]
Quote•Route editor's slot handling is updated so that you can now choose to get slots only for one leg of the route. Previously if you ticked "Do not buy slots for this airport" you had to get all the slots when next time editing the route but now you can do that in increments.
Quote from: JumboShrimp on April 11, 2017, 02:22:36 AMSomething may have changed with the functionality recently: When I own the slots at only 1 airport, and not the other, in the past, I was able to fly one leg of the flight and hopefully acquire the slots at the other airport later to be able to fly in both directions.Now when I have slots at only one airport and not the other, the system closes the route and drops the slots. After about 2 months of flying.
Quote from: schro on April 12, 2017, 12:37:50 AMIt has always dropped all slots when not flown after the 2 month period as far as I can remember.If it didn't, that'd mean the game would allow you to fly your planes one way, and return via a warp?
Quote from: JumboShrimp on April 12, 2017, 02:52:47 PMIsn't slot more of a gate thing than a take-off slot? So the flight takes off without passengers and comes back with passengers.BTW, closing the route if it has only one set of slots kind of defeats the purpose of the flexibility built into the system where you CAN buy just one set of slots.And I am about 99% sure that the system did allow flying one way only just few months ago. I had several LAX routes like that, flying, while I was waiting for slots to be freed.