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Author Topic: Automatic schedule conversion testing!  (Read 3496 times)

Offline rntair

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Re: Automatic schedule conversion testing!
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2016, 10:57:31 PM »
This helped me so much when I was moving my routes from A320s to MD90s  ;D
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Offline Mr Yoda

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Re: Automatic schedule conversion testing!
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2016, 07:10:21 PM »
Great feature!  :) Helped me out a lot phasing 777s out for A330 NEOs.

Except for the fact that my default turn-around (max for A330) for some reason during the swap was only applied to the destination airport and not the origin airport. At home airport, the turn-around differed from 1.40 to 2.10hrs between different legs, which is lower than the default. 

Offline knobbygb

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Re: Automatic schedule conversion testing!
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2016, 08:18:09 AM »
Feedback after having used this a few times now:

It seems to work fine and do exactly as intended. But, personally, I'm a bit of a micro-manager so with my 7 day schedules I've found myself manually fine-tuning the times of many of the routes anyway so the feature saves little or no time for me.  This is particularly necessary as I try to maximise the scheduling and leave no gaps whatsoever whenever practical.  Of course when moving to a slightly slower aircraft or one that required a longer turnaround, this can get VERY fiddly (for example I was moving DC-9 to MD-80).  It should work like a dream when the move is to faster aircraft such as 737-400 to 737-800 OR A320, although I do tend to schedule LOTS of overnight redeyes with 5am arrival - that will also be an issue.

One thing I'd like to see which is sort of related to this new feature is a way to change the times of all seven routes in a 7-day schedule on one screen, thus making all the rearranging mentioned above equally easy.  Also (something I've mentioned before) a button on the edit route page "Automatically re-schedule the route(s) after edit" so that they go back into the exact same place they were before, without more work.  I think those two features combined would actually save more time overall than this new feature does.

 

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