Some questions on cargo and the planes.
Will we see the combi versions...like 747-200. combi? I flew a BA 747 combi many years ago from ORD-LHR and KLM has put its combi -400 on the Chicago route for a long time.
Will we have the ability to convert pax planes into all cargo at some point? While most went from pax to cargo airline, might be a good way to run a pax operation with a dedicated cargo fleet with old planes.
Any chance the 3 fleet penalty could be relaxed to 4 if one of the fleets is cargo only? It would relate back to point 2 where maybe you convert your DC-8s to cargo and run them through the 1990s even though you would have parked/scrapped them otherwise. Or maybe cargo DC-10s into the 2010s like all the FedEx ones still flying around .
Which raise the last point, will the plane age warning be extended if you convert an old plane to cargo? I.e., the assumption is they were probably Nearly rebuilt/very reinforced around 20-25 years which is why UPS, DHL, FEDEX and the others can run 40 year old cargo 727s, DC-8s, DC-10s etc.
Looking forward to the first game with cargo!