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Don Baker

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I've been playing for awhile and, having worked for an airline, etc. I much like the simulation of airline management.

Does anyone know if the role of the AI players is to keep you from reaching the top ranking or are they also building an airline to show in the rankings? They seem to make some moves simply meant to reduce the price on routes.

Does the price on routes have anything to do with ranking? I assume ranking is related to money earned somehow.  



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If I recall correctly, valuation is simply the sum of the value of your assets. Terminals, owned aircraft, and money on hand, I think.

And those aren't AI, those are players! Any intelligent mind (or anyone who took a basic economics class)would know that not competing would result in greater profits...


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That would be the most logical indication of valuation, I think. So when an AI player enters a market, you should leave the market for greater profits? I'm just trying to understand the gameplay. I believe when the competition adds 4471 seats to a daily demand of 1000 he's not going strictly for the most profitable play. Should I simply assume that market is filled four times  over and withdraw if I want the most profits?



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I- uh yeah if they can flood that many seats it is perhaps most profitable for you to find another route. There's a thing in this game where "connecting passengers" can basically "create" demand on flights from your hubs, and if your airline (or alliance) has enough passengers, you could perhaps operate at 4x demand and still earn a profit.

And that AI player is more than likely a real player. I'm not aware of AI in this game so far.


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Thanks. I think that helps explain a bit. I guess that's how the "crushing the opponent" mantra I've read about is put into practice. So even if I find the most efficient aircraft to service a route at absolute minimum I could be chasing seats not available to me but still creating revenue on the route. 






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