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Book Siberia

Book Siberia

Member Since 12 Jun 2014
Offline Last Active Today, 06:40 AM

In Topic: How to deal with these Spam Airlines?

23 May 2020 - 06:24 AM

Believe it or not, it is actually impossible to flood a route, no matter how many players are flying that route and no matter how many flights are set for that route - which ultimately means no player can force another player off of a route. 


Also, what others charge for flying a route has absolutely no bearing on what you can charge for that route.  If everyone else reduces their prices to $1 you can arrange things so that those $1 ticket prices everyone else charges have absolutely no bearing,influence or impact on what your ticket price is for the same route.


Even more, all possible routes within the same country (even routes having zero annual passengers) can be made to do the same thing as outlined above.


That is, IF YOU KNOW what you are doing, and why, and when.


Just to bend your minds a little further, I'm going to go all "MATRIX-like" on you and tell you that "There IS no competition!"


So, I ask - do you take the Blue Pill and go back to your own pre-conceived way of playing this game, comfortable in your notion that this game should be played as realistically as possible; 




do you take the Red Pill and allow me to show you just how deep the rabbit-hole goes?

In Topic: How to deal with aggressive competition?

02 November 2019 - 09:45 AM

You can pretty much negate (make irrelevant) a competitor on a route by turning one of the endpoints of tht route into a hub, and then reset the price to full price.  Chances are that you will retain close to 100% of the passengers (though some portion of those passengers will be blue (i.e. half-the ticket-price passengers)  In this way you will never suffer huge passenger losses no matter how many passengers the other airline has or how much they lower their price.  However,due to other airlines adding and dropping routes, you will occasionally have to reset the price to re-establish 100% passenger capture on a route.


As for how expensive it supposedly is to turn an airport into a hub,  carefully note that purchasing a hub is not an expense - a hub is an asset (i.e., you swap one asset - cash-  for another - a hub).

In Topic: Does fleet age matter, apart from reputation?

18 August 2019 - 06:14 AM

No, because all planes always fly, without fail, flying the routes you established the planes on, and the dop rolls in every game day. So, hundreds of years later, if the game ran that long, the planes would still be flying like clockwork 

In Topic: S4E Airline - New Player Need Some Help

18 August 2019 - 06:08 AM

My ID is 40475 in case edward99 doesn't work out or withdraws.  Thanks!


P.S> In case you weren't aware, you can only share control with 1 player at  time, so you can't just add me, you have to remove previous shared ID