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Hello everybody,

 

Recently I have had some free time and working on perfectionizing the seating configs for the most common aircrafts that you will also use while getting used to the gameplay. Figuring out the ideal ratio between first, business and economy class requires time and experience. Therefore, once I summed it up in a table, I upload it here for you to use it.

 

These numbers given in the table are only affiliated with the ideal seating configurations without respecting the "legroom" factor.

 

If you have got any questions, feel free to post them down below  :)

 

Cheers,

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That's the exact configurations I use on wide bodies never tried out narrowed bodied aircraft except first year of the game then switch to A330-2/3

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Something to bear in mind: For small airports there may be zero First demand.



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Emm. OG has a good one already, these ones seem very dense.

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Thank you for the comments!
My table is based on mathematics only, strictly heading to the maximum seats available respecting the most efficient first:business:economy ratio. The calculations are set to make the highest revenue if applied since the demand is almost perfectly covered. My choice was not to take comfort as the most important factor, but efficiency as the core of the whole procedure. :)

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I prefer to use the less used one rather than the well known one. Like supporting a small business :P

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My simple formula:
Y = 70% of plane capacity

C = 15% of Y

F = 15% of C


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1:7:56 is usually what I use. Of course, since I like realism, I use 1 Class up to 100 seats usually, 2 Class up to 300 and 3 Class from there up.


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From my experience, the demand always uses the same percentage across the board. If the economy passenger demand for a route is let's say 636, then the first class demand will always be 2% of 636 (12 passengers), and the business class will always be 12% of 636 (76 passengers) .

Therefore, I have found that the most efficient cabin layout for any and all aircraft in use, would be just that. So if I'm flying a 777-200-- that has a seat capacity of 440--  then my cabin layout would always be 8 first class seats, 52 business class seats, and the rest would be economy class. This will work for any aircraft.

I have noticed these percentages may change once the world is over and resets, but nevertheless, when a new world restarts, just check the percentage demand to figure out what your cabin layout percentage should be for that world.

I hope this can be helpful to some other folks as well. I have been very successful using this simple formula.
 



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From my experience, the demand always uses the same percentage across the board. If the economy passenger demand for a route is let's say 636, then the first class demand will always be 2% of 636 (12 passengers), and the business class will always be 12% of 636 (76 passengers) .

Therefore, I have found that the most efficient cabin layout for any and all aircraft in use, would be just that. So if I'm flying a 777-200-- that has a seat capacity of 440--  then my cabin layout would always be 8 first class seats, 52 business class seats, and the rest would be economy class. This will work for any aircraft.

I have noticed these percentages may change once the world is over and resets, but nevertheless, when a new world restarts, just check the percentage demand to figure out what your cabin layout percentage should be for that world.

I hope this can be helpful to some other folks as well. I have been very successful using this simple formula.
 

Everyone has a formula. 1/7/56 is mine. Then again, I stay away from spam configs, realistic or all economy is king ^_^ .


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my ratio is 1:6:42


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my ratio is 1:6:42

 

Are those percentage ratios? Meaning 42% of max cpacity for Y etc.?



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No, amount ratio. Means for every F seat I'd have 6 Cs and 42Ys.

 

I also use size ratio to measure the space needed in the plane.

SF=4F, SC=2C, SY=Y (F, C, and Y are the number from the ratio. F=1, C=6, Y=42).

 

Then I make my own formula that the total number of seats for each class is the number of its ration times my desired capacity divided by a number (x) which I think should mean the space needed for each seat (but I don't know since who cares).

 

Example: Boeing 777-200 with 440 max pax

To provide legroom, I will only use 85% of the maximum capacity, so 0.85 x 440 = 374

Since I will have three classes, then SF+SC+SY = 4x1 + 6x2 + 1x42 = 58

Then I look for the (x) which (x) = 374/58 = 6.45

 

Last, I bring the (x) number to the seating ratio, then choose some closest round numbers around it. So...

F = 6.45 x 1 = 6.45 (6 seats)

C= 6.45 x 6 = 38.7 (38 to 40 seats)

Y= 6.45 x 42 = 270.8 (268 to 272 seats)

 

Another Example: Airbus A320-200 with 180 max pax

85% x 180 = 153

I'm only gonna have C and Y class so SC+SY = 6x2 + 1x42 = 54

(x) = 153/54 = 2.83

 

C = 6 x 2.83 = 17 (16-18 seats)

Y = 42 x 2.83 = 119 (118-120 seats)

 

This, obviously, is not realistic cabin config and only an effort to max profit from each class' demand.

Then, again, there's always someone with full Y seats competing for your routes so at the end of the day I always wonder why I even bother doing the counting.


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No, amount ratio. Means for every F seat I'd have 6 Cs and 42Ys.

 

I also use size ratio to measure the space needed in the plane.

SF=4F, SC=2C, SY=Y (F, C, and Y are the number from the ratio. F=1, C=6, Y=42).

 

Then I make my own formula that the total number of seats for each class is the number of its ration times my desired capacity divided by a number (x) which I think should mean the space needed for each seat (but I don't know since who cares).

 

Example: Boeing 777-200 with 440 max pax

To provide legroom, I will only use 85% of the maximum capacity, so 0.85 x 440 = 374

Since I will have three classes, then SF+SC+SY = 4x1 + 6x2 + 1x42 = 58

Then I look for the (x) which (x) = 374/58 = 6.45

 

Last, I bring the (x) number to the seating ratio, then choose some closest round numbers around it. So...

F = 6.45 x 1 = 6.45 (6 seats)

C= 6.45 x 6 = 38.7 (38 to 40 seats)

Y= 6.45 x 42 = 270.8 (268 to 272 seats)

 

Another Example: Airbus A320-200 with 180 max pax

85% x 180 = 153

I'm only gonna have C and Y class so SC+SY = 6x2 + 1x42 = 54

(x) = 153/54 = 2.83

 

C = 6 x 2.83 = 17 (16-18 seats)

Y = 42 x 2.83 = 119 (118-120 seats)

 

This, obviously, is not realistic cabin config and only an effort to max profit from each class' demand.

Then, again, there's always someone with full Y seats competing for your routes so at the end of the day I always wonder why I even bother doing the counting.

 

Thanks, I'll try that and see if I like it!



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1:7:56 is usually what I use. Of course, since I like realism, I use 1 Class up to 100 seats usually, 2 Class up to 300 and 3 Class from there up.

Delta uses 3 class on their CRJ-700/900. They have first, economy comfort and economy. But then, we don't have economy comfort in AE.



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Delta uses 3 class on their CRJ-700/900. They have first, economy comfort and economy. But then, we don't have economy comfort in AE.

But First on those CRJs have 36" pitch. That's not even comparable to Business class with most airlines.

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"Ideal" seating configs are a farce. Seating should be made as realistic as possible.



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The game is not realistic in the first place.

Real airlines based their config on their market situation.

It's just accordingly I based my config on the market I found in the game.


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The game is not realistic in the first place.

Real airlines based their config on their market situation.

It's just accordingly I based my config on the market I found in the game.

 

I am more talking of spamlines. At least your airlines are somewhat realistic - I'm having to compete airlines who have an unrealistically high amount of economy seats. Corsairfly has a 36C/492Y and this is the highest density ever for a 747. I'm having to compete with airlines who go all out in economy, seriously, I once saw a 14F/50C/550Y 744. How is this possible?



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Lol. I know that feel, bro :D


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