What is the most underrated plane in your opinion (a good plane that is rarely used). For me it is the L1011, as it can server a lot of routes (even long haul routes from a big city with ~300 ratings to even a small to medium city with ratings as low as 160!). In the future the L1011 should be replaced by 767s, as demand will be higher in the future.
Let me know about a plane that you think is underrated.
Even though the L1011's capacity is MUCH lower in game than in real life, I actually like that, since we get a medium sized (think 757) plane that can do long range. It can be used for long haul routes from big cities to medium (and even some small) cities. I will use this strategy and tell you how good it is. Basically an ultra long range 757-200, but less fuel efficient (like all planes during that time).
In ATO 2 it's 1976 for me. My 707s are close to reaching the end of their life (I started in late 1960). Should I replace them before the crisis? (they will almost be at the end of their life by then and I may not have enough money after the crisis to replace them) I am thinking about the L1011 or A300 as a replacement. Thanks.
I have 250 planes, but my profit never exceeded 250,000k when I had less than 100 planes. Now when there is 150,000k it is very good.
My fleet contains various planes ranging from the 747-400 to the CRJ100, I also have some cargo planes.
All of my planes have fuel efficiency above 6.0
My employees are satisfied with their salaries
I was investing in the service level (now I am in an economic crisis and I can't afford a high one)
I have a hub in London (starting hub), Beijing (owning an airport), and Mexico (owning an airport)
I am adjusting the ticket prices almost every month (by "manage all route)
I invest in advertising in the cities where I have hubs (more or equal to 4 columns)
What am I doing wrong?
Let’s still be happy for the mega airlines, but really give a big cheer for the discount carriers! They compete in a highly competitive market, trying to get the lowest prices and still be profitable. Smallest seat pitch? No service? These are all things that allow them to stay in the game. But this is when trouble starts: fleet replacement. When a discount carrier has an old plane, it is much harder for them to replace it as they tend to be lower-income airlines. They may have to wait a while and by that time the route is losing money. When my airline, SunJet, transformed from being a dinky old discount carrier only flying Russian planes to a discount carrier with business class on their flights using Western planes, it was a very hectic time. Currently I am moving away from the discount carrier side and more into the regular airline area (adding inflight meals and cabin service) as well as all of my planes that are new-order after 1990 will have in-seat power and all of my business class will have WiFi. But because all these changes are very hard for them, let’s give it up for the hardworking discount carriers that exist in Airtycoon Online 2. (This is an advice page, please post your advice for discount carriers in the comments. Also, post any tips that you have for their pricing and fleet.)