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Just asking. I'm curious, as some airlines will let theirs get to 20 while others, like me, try to replace them before that.

Ideally, I'd go for 10 to keep it young, but I often extend the leases instead of taking the time to replace them and it ends up being 12-14.


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I get antsy around 7-8 years. I aim for ~10 years for making replacements.



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20 years as it's more common practice.


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Between 15-20 years is when I begin replacing them.


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@Le Pastiche: I think I need to try that on my current play-throughs. Be patient with replacing my A320s until the NEOs come out.



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There needs to be an easier way to replace older planes, like if you have 50 planes that need to be replaced ouf..


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Depends on the type, usually between 10 and 30. Sometimes it's between 5-10. 


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Well I've currently got a fleet of 25 A320s ordered around 1993, my server is currently in early 1996. I think I'll probably replace around a quarter or so of my A320s with 737-800s when they're available and wait a couple years, probably like 2 or 3 and replace a few more A320s with brand new ones unless I find I make way more with the 737-800.

It's an American based airline, so I think it's of great importance when to buy American when possible. But for the 90s I really don't see how the 737 Classics could beat the A320s.

 

I also have A319s and A321s on order I figure I will supplement future A319 orders with 737-700 orders I get to wait a little longer on the A321s lol since the 737-900 and ER versions aren't out for awhile lol

Wished my game didnt end in 2015, because I'd love to get the C-Series now the A220 in service but I don't think that'll be exactly a great idea lol



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20 year mark if I am not expanding


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haven't played in a long time but i typically replace at around 30 or something



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In shorter worlds, around 15 years. In R1, I'm thinking 20-30 years.



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Sometimes a competitor turns a sparking average 6 year fleet into obsolescent flying tin cans.

On the other side there are planes that are unreplaceable



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more than 18 years but less than 20.


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If I've only brought aircraft in just to get routes started (which I occasionally do if there are only a few gates left available at an airport) then occasionally I end up selling after less than 5 years. Otherwise I'd run most aircraft probably around 15-20 years.


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I usually replaced them at age 9 - 11. Mostly is 9 years



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I start changing them between 12-15 years. But sometimes I I wait until 20 years.


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Usually at me it depends on the epoch which is it.

DC-10, 747 or L1011 i replace them in the 90s (B744 and A340), and when the game goes like R0 until 2020 i replace the 90s aircraft with B748I and A350 and/or Dreamliner.

One time i´ve got the DC-9-30 in service for nearly 30 Year because i waited until the A318 came out because they are the fist plane after the DC-9-30 which is in the same seat category an has at least 2400 miles range.



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Replaced my leased Boeing 747-400M fleet with completly owned shiny Boeing 747-8I after 12-14 years. It was sad to let those 400s go.

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no idea. planning on keeping 747-100 until 2020. 






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