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Author Topic: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling  (Read 9950 times)

Offline Sir William Claud Townson

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2018, 11:04:02 AM »
sorry to bump but I had to say ... this thread has blown my mind

seven days seven aircraft...  :o

I came so close to figuring this out myself and yet so very, very far away. I've been messing around with Airwaysim on and off for a bit. I wish there was a brand new The Jet Age game so I could do this right from the beginning. I'm looking at my mess of slots now with shame  :-[  :laugh:

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2018, 12:49:20 PM »
Took me 9 months of playing before my first try, and that was a very easy one(4 flights a week). Then 3 more years before using them for something else than very large aircraft. I just finished a 7-7 schedule with 7 MRJ70 in Leila Sebbar.I am getting used to them, finally.

But they are not always the best choice. It depends on the situation. And simpler methods may work up to 5000NM or so, though less efficiently.

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2018, 01:15:04 PM »
Took me 9 months of playing before my first try, and that was a very easy one(4 flights a week). Then 3 more years before using them for something else than very large aircraft. I just finished a 7-7 schedule with 7 MRJ70 in Leila Sebbar.I am getting used to them, finally.

But they are not always the best choice. It depends on the situation. And simpler methods may work up to 5000NM or so, though less efficiently.
Hi gazz!
I did my first trial in ,Chile, South America with 7 Connies up to 2100 nm. It was amazing, once you set up the week flights for a/c no 1, then duplicating them with one day lag for each one. It worked very well  :D
Too bad my 35 Connies drained my profits in maintenance costs, but I realized my mistake and started over in Zagreb with F27-F28ís  ;D

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
How big of a penalty to LF is it to be leaving at 5:00 rather than 6:00? Because I can fly enough extra miles to add an extra route in some cases if I depart at 5:00, but that doesn't matter if I'm going to be penalized more than not flying it to begin with. I know its been said that its a small penalty, but what is small in this case?

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2018, 02:37:59 PM »
How big of a penalty to LF is it to be leaving at 5:00 rather than 6:00? Because I can fly enough extra miles to add an extra route in some cases if I depart at 5:00, but that doesn't matter if I'm going to be penalized more than not flying it to begin with. I know its been said that its a small penalty, but what is small in this case?
I do share your question indeed..
I have been wondering about this for a long time now, but never got a good answer. So, letís say how much does it affect a route between 06:00 and 05:00 and also, ldg between 23:55 and 01:00 ???
I have flown a lot in my life but never found a ticket cheaper if it landed after midnight  :laugh:

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2018, 07:29:33 PM »
to my knowledge, the penalty is around 10% at 0500 instead of 0600. I did some extensive testing on Detroit-Buffalo, a line where I hadno opposition at the time, and While I could raise the ticket price up to 440$ at 0600, The plane was no more full above 400$ per ticket at 0500. This, in the late 2020s,and before the pricing overhaul that went with the arrival of cargo.

Offline Turbine

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2018, 01:20:50 AM »
I do share your question indeed..
I have been wondering about this for a long time now, but never got a good answer. So, letís say how much does it affect a route between 06:00 and 05:00 and also, ldg between 23:55 and 01:00 ???
I have flown a lot in my life but never found a ticket cheaper if it landed after midnight  :laugh:

Hah! If only...then I'd only fly red-eyes.  ;)

to my knowledge, the penalty is around 10% at 0500 instead of 0600. I did some extensive testing on Detroit-Buffalo, a line where I hadno opposition at the time, and While I could raise the ticket price up to 440$ at 0600, The plane was no more full above 400$ per ticket at 0500. This, in the late 2020s,and before the pricing overhaul that went with the arrival of cargo.

Gotcha, thank you. Seems like it can be an issue in some cases especially when you're cash strapped or have some competition.

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2018, 07:25:19 AM »
to my knowledge, the penalty is around 10% at 0500 instead of 0600. I did some extensive testing on Detroit-Buffalo, a line where I hadno opposition at the time, and While I could raise the ticket price up to 440$ at 0600, The plane was no more full above 400$ per ticket at 0500. This, in the late 2020s,and before the pricing overhaul that went with the arrival of cargo.
Thanks gazzz,
10% is no disaster if I can squeeze in a 3rd route a day on some F27ís  :D

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2019, 12:22:18 AM »
So I have been scheduling routes for planes under 2500nm recently and I have noticed a little dilema. I am running out of "Night flights", referring to flights usually around 1700NM or farther away which allows my plane to skip the bad nights hours, while there is still plenty of demand on flights much shorter flights which fill the rest of the day. Should I keep adding to night flights which are no longer very profitable thanks to oversupply, or should I just forget about the night and schedule planes throughout the day? I usually favour forgetting about the night hours and just squeezing three flights from 6:00-23:00.

I just want to hear how the experienced guys deal with this since I am really learning the value of efficiency in this game.

Thanks!

Offline Mort

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2019, 07:32:06 AM »
So I have been scheduling routes for planes under 2500nm recently and I have noticed a little dilema. I am running out of "Night flights", referring to flights usually around 1700NM or farther away which allows my plane to skip the bad nights hours, while there is still plenty of demand on flights much shorter flights which fill the rest of the day. Should I keep adding to night flights which are no longer very profitable thanks to oversupply, or should I just forget about the night and schedule planes throughout the day? I usually favour forgetting about the night hours and just squeezing three flights from 6:00-23:00.

I just want to hear how the experienced guys deal with this since I am really learning the value of efficiency in this game.

Thanks!

Bit difficult in your position at LHR, but in certain places you can look west as well as east.

What you might decide to do if you're running out of options is for routes say 13-1600nm where the demand is lower, and you are likely to be the only supplier is to leave later in the evening, as I believe the late departure penalty is lower than the early arrival one.

You could also move to a mix and match type 7 day schedule, where some days are just 3 shorter routes and the plane sits on the tarmac overnight at a 4th, flying back in the morning.

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Gazzz's tutorials : Scheduling
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2019, 10:08:28 AM »
So I have been scheduling routes for planes under 2500nm recently and I have noticed a little dilema. I am running out of "Night flights", referring to flights usually around 1700NM or farther away which allows my plane to skip the bad nights hours, while there is still plenty of demand on flights much shorter flights which fill the rest of the day. Should I keep adding to night flights which are no longer very profitable thanks to oversupply, or should I just forget about the night and schedule planes throughout the day? I usually favour forgetting about the night hours and just squeezing three flights from 6:00-23:00.

I just want to hear how the experienced guys deal with this since I am really learning the value of efficiency in this game.

Thanks!

A problem I have myself with S2000s in MAD. not only I'm short of red eyes(that's the technical time when you fly long enough to take off in the evening and land in the morning) destinations since a long time, but I'm now short of sleepover destinations. I don't think you're nearing being short of sleepover destinations.

A good sleepover destination has a 0005 curfews, or even less than that, you land at 2355, you take off at 0500. Of course, it's not as good as a red eyes flight, but IMHO, better have a full sleepover flight than en empty red eyes flight. Red eyes flights are far, therefore costly in fuel, you'd better fill them or avoid them. Giving up a little bit of efficiency to get a lot more revenue always paid up rewards to me. It's even better when you can have both, but when you can't, my choice is always to go to better revenue, at the expense of cost efficiency. Still, think about it : with sleepovers, your bird turns over 305 minutes during the night. In LHR and its 2306 curfew, would be 425 minutes at best(assuming you can get slots at 0600, which is never a given in LHR).

My reasoning is the following one : when your company is profitable, income will be bigger than expenses. Therefore optimizing for income is more rewarding than optimizing for expenses. Not always true, of course, but often enough for bringing rewards.

 

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