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why do certain aircraft actually exist in this game? in particular, 737 900 and A350 1000 & more


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i tried sth: in my sandbox airline (which i kinda abandoned btw) i got myself a 737 800 & a -900. i started operations 14 times week with a stock -800 without any seat config, IFE or IFS. then i did the same thing with the -900. 

 

my initial assumption about the -900 was that, since it was actually bigger but carries the same anmount of passengers it would offer more legroom, resulting in higher comfort -> higher route reputation. - nope

 

then i had another thought: maybe, since their max capacity is the same but the -900 is larger u can fit more first/buisness class then in the -800 cuz its still below its maximum payload (which actually is limited for the -900 because of the lack of additional emergency escape doors, thats why there is the -900ER with a higher capacity and same hull, they simply added these doors) but i was proven wrong again.

i tried the same with the A350-900 & -1000 (the seating thing) and came to the same result.

 

so my question is: whats the point of those aircraft? the 787 10 may be s*** compared to the other 787s cuz its much more expensive and performs far less well in exchange for 20 pax but there is SOME difference.

 

but in the case of the 737 800/900 there is no point of getting the 900 or am i missing sth?

 

the problem is even more severe with the A350 1000 because u get a more expensive version of the same airplane (a couple of M$ actually are quite insignificant in late game so i dont mind that too much) and, the real issue, u get less of them. the A350 900 is delivered every 3 weeks. the A350 1000 however, an aircraft performing less well and being more expensive acutally gets delivered every 4 weeks.

 

so whats the point in those aircraft?

 

just some thoughts on the A350 900R:

and actually whats the point of the A350 900R (i assume the R stands for range) when it does have actually less range then the A350 900. u might argue that R stands for regional, but itd hardly call an aircraft with 9.2k miles range regional (like the 747 400D for ex, which is an actual regional version) so why does this thing exist as well? its more expensive and performs less well!

 

 

some more stuff:

there isnt any point in the weird spin offs of boeings "main aircraft" of a family like the 747 400M, the 737 700C and the 757 200M



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Lots of people have all kinds of reasons for wanting them in the game, they're just playing a different way to you. And of course in real life, there are real differences. With the 800/900, I don't suppose there's any allowance in the game for the unusual capacity difference IRL, where they have the same 1-class capacity, but different 2-class capacities.

 

So for AE one plane may be better from the point of view of profitability, but people may want to model a real world airline, or have all kinds of other reasons for using them that I can't imagine.



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Well it’s mainly because the game uses the exit limits of the aircraft and not the actually amount that the aircraft can fit. The A350-1000 and the A350-900 have the same edit limit (as was supposed to be the A350-800 which was never released). However, the A350-1000 has much much more area than the A350-900, hence it is supposed to seat more seats with the same exit limit

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The 737-900ER works a treat for me  ;)


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I don’t really get why people use the 747-400Ms (I researched it and it is supposed to carry both cargo and passengers). Since there is no cargo feature in this game, there’s is no point of the 747-400M since it is more expensive, uses more fuel, uses more runway, and flies slower, while carrying the same number of passengers over the same distance.

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737-900ER is different from the 737-900.

 

The real useless aircraft are the 747-8i and any combi aircraft like the 757M or 737-700C. 



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737-900ER is different from the 737-900.

 

The real useless aircraft are the 747-8i and any combi aircraft like the 757M or 737-700C. 

 

Completely disagree on the 747-8I; in game terms it's massive improvement in fuel efficiency on all the 747-400 variants; in fact the fuel flow is actually slightly lower than that of the 777-300ER. So even with a slight reduction in loading figures compared to the 747-400 it still leads to an increase in profits.


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