Started by Grandmen123, March 18, 2019, 10:27:54 PM
Quote from: Grandmen123 on March 21, 2019, 09:07:41 PMFirstly, thank you all for the answersI just have two last questions, someone mentioned Ultra Long Haul working from Sydney, but my issue there are planes, lets imagine I wanted to run a LHR route, which I did last time, I needed a 777-200LR with a specific engine to do so, or a 777-8X with a different from default configuration to do so or are there any other planes that can make the direct flight?
Quote from: groundbum2 on March 20, 2019, 06:12:42 PMThere is only way - frequency. Say there is 2000 demand and there are 20xAirbus A321 (say 200 seats for easy math) covering the route. 2000/20 planes means each plane gets 100 pax. 200 seats per plane, so 50% load factor. The only way to attack this is frequency, so put 20x daily Embrear's on the route (50 seats each for easy math). Still 2000 demand, but now there are 40 aircraft daily. 2000/40 = 50 pax/plane. So the 200 seat Airbus's are now 25% LF, and your 50 seat EMBs are 100% LF! In the end if they are established and making money they can by and large ignore you as you do the monkey business above. You're like a Jack Russell yipping and yapping and dancing around. They're the big dog and will snooze on. The other way is wear them out. Things like seat, price etc swing LF by a few percent up and down, but no more than that. Lets say you're both flying an A321 on the route, but player A has 100CI, 30% off fares, lux seating,brand new planes. Player B has 10CI, default fares, std seating, 20 year old Airbus's. I'd expect A to have about 54% of the route and player B 46%.The above works on LH as well. If they're flying a 747, fly 2x787s. Same for cargo. If there's an MD11F, fly 2x757PFsSimon
Quote from: groundbum2 on March 23, 2019, 10:35:56 AMIt's one of the reasons the Airbus's 3XX family have done so well in real life and in AWS. You can go from the teeny A318 105 seats to the 210 seat A321 all in same fleet, and spread over many years of productive life! And with cargo conversions later on. So one fleet does what it could take 2 fleets to do. The only downside is the A3xx family trip "too small" over the Atlantic whereas the 757 doesn't. The 737 family is a mess with 3 fleet types, 737-1/2, then 737-5/6 (?) then 737-7 onwards. Ick!I'll often use the A321 as the main trunkliner, then get a bunch of A318 and spam a short route, say LAX-SFO, 2500 pax, 250nm with A318s every 30 minutes.S
Quote from: Zobelle on March 23, 2019, 11:19:11 AM321 TATL won't be a problem anymore (next to impossible w/o tech stop on westbound) with the new ESAD range calculations.
Quote from: Tha_Ape on March 23, 2019, 12:32:56 PMMaybe if the 321LR makes it to the game...