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Author Topic: Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?  (Read 492 times)

Rafael Caen

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Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:12:41 PM »
I hope you will give me some advise. I have many aircraft and they go to C-check often on the same dates, so I bought few extra aircraft and put them in the storage to switch them with the check-C aircraft if needed. However, it takes 5 days to a aircraft from the storage to be ready to fly and replace the check-C aircraft. The result is that I don't save money and routes as I would like to.

Is there any other option to keep extra aircraft ready to fly when needed? A non-flying aircraft looses a lot of money, but the stored one doesn't save much neither.

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 01:25:26 PM »
Most veterans who did the maths discourage this kind of micromanagement. It's too costly for being efficient. Just bite the bullet and accept lower income. As your company will grow, this will naturally become invisible. I'm currently flying 419 aircraft with my small regional company in Poland, I've got 9 airplanes in c-Check, 3 in D-Check, and I do not even notice.

Why bother with spare planes? Better have them fly 48/50 weeks a year!!!!

Rafael Caen

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Re: Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 02:08:55 PM »
Are you playing Begginers World for sure? I have no idea how you can have so many aircraft in Poland?  :o

The problem is that income difference is very visible for me... There are other companies fighting with me of course and if the plane with the best routes has a c-check I see immediately huge difference in my incomes. However, after 1 day of this "switching" I'm already tired and don't enjoy the game like before. And I really want to do things beter, stop with earning $17.000 - $20.000 after tax when the weekly income is $85.000 - $90.000.  :-\

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 02:56:11 PM »
Are you playing Begginers World for sure? I have no idea how you can have so many aircraft in Poland?  :o

GW2

Every possible line within 1100NM and more than 25 demand from the 6 big airports spammed with F27s. Plus many further ones covered with B727s. I had an opponent that covered everything, and I had to follow him everywhere. It was rather bloody. Then he made a mistake on LH flights (you shall not build LH flights from Poland, period), and I ended up alone, oversupplying most routes.

A newcomer there would have tough times to breathe.

The problem is that income difference is very visible for me... There are other companies fighting with me of course and if the plane with the best routes has a c-check I see immediately huge difference in my incomes. However, after 1 day of this "switching" I'm already tired and don't enjoy the game like before. And I really want to do things beter, stop with earning $17.000 - $20.000 after tax when the weekly income is $85.000 - $90.000.  :-\

Everyone suffers from C & D checks. That's fair. Your opponents suffer from them, you suffer from them, I do(though I make enough money not even to notice it). Very early in the game, it may be worth to have new arriving airframes switching with the old one, so that the best routes(i.e. the first ones created). but as soon as the old airframe is back from check, do fly it at all costs on new lines. Those babies are too costly to keep them in reserves.

Offline wilian.souza2

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Re: Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 06:49:31 PM »
I don't bother with C-checks, but when a D-check is to come I lease a couple aircraft to cover the routes of the ones that went out for maintenance, just not to risk losing slots and keep getting income. I control all D-checks manually (it's been safe to put off maintenance for up to 2 months without risk of being fined). I have 170 aircraft in operation,  60% of them owned. Maybe if I end up with more aircraft I'll consider to just let go, because it takes planning and a lot of work.

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Reserve aircraft - in the storage or not?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 07:29:28 PM »
slots are not lost during D-Checks.

Leased aircraft I try never to keep during D- Checks, though it's not always possible early in the game.

Owned airplanes I keep until I don't need them anymore. Once decommissioned, either they are sellable, or scrapped. If they just had a D-Check, their sellability is bigger - but not a guarantee.

 

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