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I understand some people don't want to change certain routes if they can't find a plane that fits the bill for a replacement but why am I seeing people flying DC-6's into 2000 whilst also having a large 737-800 subfleet, by that point with the amount of competition the aircraft shouldn't even be turning in a profit. Are people that lazy for changing fleets..

 

I have a airline that's decent sized for example, I started out with 737-100's and A300B2 but have long since ditched them for 777's and 737-500's and -800's. If you can have a more efficient fleet that makes more money why not upgrade. That being said I understand if your operating a lot of a certain type so replacing them can be a annoynce. I could also imagine wanting to keep a plane you really like in service because its your favourite or something



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Keeping your aircraft means you earn money with them that other players don't make. It's one of the things that makes it easier to achieve the top valuation spots.



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Keeping your aircraft means you earn money with them that other players don't make. It's one of the things that makes it easier to achieve the top valuation spots.

 

I would still argue 1000 787's preform better then 5000 DC-6's



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but couldn't they just scrap them? lol



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Maintenance costs are relatively peanuts so I can't really be bothered to replace them, unless I'm at full gate utilisation.
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Maintenance costs are relatively peanuts so I can't really be bothered to replace them, unless I'm at full gate utilisation.

 

Don;t they increase over time, especially if your operating a fleet of 60 year old planes though.



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Maintenance costs do increase but the cost itself is tied to the list price of the aircraft. The DC-6 costs a mere $16 million when new so even operating 60 year old ones *may* be viable.


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Plus if we're talking about the mega airlines that have 5000+ aircraft, you need to maintain the old planes that are no longer in production in order to keep growing faster than your competition. If you get rid of the DC-9s, you need to replace them with a replacement aircraft type, thus loosing the growth potential of adding the new aircraft straight into new routes. Without a doubt the efficiency of the DC9s will be decreased and their overall profitability will be significantly hampered, but they're still producing more profit and growth than had you replaced them with say a 737, and by replacing them with the 737, missed out on actual growth by adding new routes. 

 

In an idea/realistic situation you'd have all the mega airlines operating MAXs/NEOs/350s and 787s, but realistically, they're going to be operating every aircraft type since the beginning of the game, because it is the only way you can maintain top 10 in any game world. 


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It would be interesting the game does not allow an airplane to fly more than 20 or 30 years

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When you have too many routes, you just can't change them all.


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