i have tried different ways to create routes and always close them again because i can not figure them out
The way I make new routes is by using the "browse airports" tab under "Gates" in the left menu.
when i lease a few aircraft when i try to schedule them i cant tell which one are which
When you lease aircraft from the used market, the aircraft has a unique ID number, as well as it has its model name stated.
This is also displayed in the list of airplanes leased and owned by your airline. This list is can be viewed when you click the "aircraft" tab in the left menu.
when i try to add flights how do i know which ones i have already scheduled and which ones i have not
Each week, each aircraft in your fleet can fly 140 hours total. In the "aircraft" tab you can see for each aircraft how many hours it has available for flights for the week under "hours available"
To see which routes the particular airplane is flying and how many times a week, click on the "details" button under "actions" to the right:
You can also see how many hours a particular plane has available on the route details/management page by clicking the "add flights" tab. As before, a plane with less than 140 hours available is already scheduled for other flights aswell, but still has hours available to fly other routes. Planes without enough hours available, not flying between the two airports on other scheduled flights, not enough range or too long take off rolls compared to the runways at the airports on the route will not be shown on this tab.
After adding flights to a route you can see the flight statistics by clicking on the "flight list" tab. Among other things you can see which particular plane is flying a specific flight.
when i create a route and try to add flights and the load factor is too low i know how to close flights but i dont want to do that, what i would like to do is figure out how to change ticket prices but i dont know where to find that
If your loadfactor is too low, you supplying more flights for the route than there is demand for. This can either be because you simply have scheduled too many flights for the route, which means you have to close some flights on the route in order to improve loadfactor and profitability. Oversupply can also happen if you supply seats on routes with other competitors. In order to improve the loadfactor in this case, the easiest way is to change the ticket price which can be done while adding flights on the right of the screen.
All you have to do is enter the ticket prices for each of the seat classes and press add flights when you also have selected some airplanes to fly the route while on the "add flights" tab. If you already have added flights and want to change the ticket prices later on you can do this on the "market research" tab of the route in the big blue box. In order to change the ticket prices enter the new ticket prices and press save. In order to view your competitors' ticket prices in order to undercut them, press the competition tab.
I hope this answers your questions. If not just reply and I will try to help you out.