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Not nessarly

 

 

 

 

 

How? :/

 

A new airline, if it wants to survive, usually needs to expand as fast as possible by leasing either new or used aircraft (depending whether you're at early, mid or late stages o the game), and you need money for this. With the limited amount of funds you have ($7.5 million), you would only be, to put into perspectinve, able to lease 2 new 737-400s. If you decide to play safe and not take bonds, it would take a relatively slow time to expand because your initial daily operating profit will be too low to lease more aircraft and have a steady flow of deliveries (if in early stages).

 

Remember, before a new set of deliveries could take place, you'd have to wait at the least 2x the amount of time it takes to receive one such aircraft. So  if I ordered 2 737s, I would receive the first 737 in 4 weeks, while the next 737 will be received in 2 weeks. Now, if I leased 3 additional 737 after I received the second, I'd have to wait for 4 weeks before I can receive the next set of 737s. 

 

Long story short, bonds make you expand quicker by giving you more cash, allowing you to lease more aircraft and (if no used aircraft are available) have a steady flow of aircraft deliveries. 

 

Yes, bonds can shatter your airline quickly, but if and only if you don't manage your finances well (and in AE, managing finances is absolutely easy). Simply put, the benefits of taking bonds outweigh the potential risk of your airline's assets being liquidated. 


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Also don't run a spamline EVER. DON'T

Spamlines make money


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Spamlines make money

 

So do non-spamlines ;)


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Bonds are practically irrelevant in AE. You can only borrow such tiny sums that once you get past the first few months they're completely useless. The penalty for issuing a bond is that your credit rating drops, and with it the limit on leases.

 

Combine the two and, while it's possible to shoot yourself in the foot by doing it wrong, you can use bonds to help you grow somewhat faster in the first month or two. Equally, though, you can just sit back and wait for the cash to roll in, because growing fast right at the start isn't important. 



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lolno 

 

Bonds are extremely useful at the beginning of the game, and because you think that bonds can quickly destroy an airline shows you have no skill

Not really..... bonds are strong, but at the very beginning, it can hurt your airline if you can't pay them back.


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Bonds are practically irrelevant in AE. You can only borrow such tiny sums that once you get past the first few months they're completely useless. The penalty for issuing a bond is that your credit rating drops, and with it the limit on leases.

 

Combine the two and, while it's possible to shoot yourself in the foot by doing it wrong, you can use bonds to help you grow somewhat faster in the first month or two. Equally, though, you can just sit back and wait for the cash to roll in, because growing fast right at the start isn't important. 

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I haven't really had much of a profit yet but it helps to join an alliance






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