I ran a long haul fleet of 60+ Super VC10s equipped with 110 seats and daily utilisation less than 13 hours. If I can make a tidy profit with those gas guzzlers well into the 1980s then you can manage just fine reducing your utilisation.
Reputation means jack s*** in AE. The reputation system is as useful as a marzipan dildo.
As Yuxi himself said on http://www.airline-e...me-performance/, idiot, ' As pseudoswede said, route reputation isn't as important as price. OTP is not a big part of route rep either, so I wouldn't worry about it '