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Airlines (White Giant)

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Almohad117 (White Giant)

Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 04:39 am Click here to edit this post
Sorry if this has been suggested. You should be able to operate airlines between major airports in different countries, either as a corporation, or as an actual enterprise. In the latter case you could deal with things like aircraft maintenance, seat load factors, having routes shut down due to wars, etc.

Keith Allaire (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 07:20 am Click here to edit this post
Airlines already exist ingame as "Air Transport Corporations."

They operate in much the same manner as any other corporation--the primary difference being that they utilize civilian airports, not production plants like other corps. To add what you suggest would require that each corp type in the game have that sort of micromanagement, unique from other types of corps.

For example, should "services" corps be subdivided into insurance, fast food, and hair salon chain corps? Should you have to decide what types of policies to offer on an insurance services corp, and set prices (premiums) based on actuarial tables?

Should construction corps do residential or commercial construction? Should they have their own mortgage departments? Should they engage in land speculation?

Should oil corps have to constantly balance new exploration with current oilfields running out? Should they have their drilling platforms damaged by such things as hurricanes? Should they have to micromanage their distribution network, and build pipelines?

Your idea opens up a Pandora's box of micromanagement permutations for every corp type imaginable. While Simcountry is certainly an in-depth game, I doubt many players would have this kind of time to devote to EACH of twenty, fifty, two hundred, five hundred corps within their say nothing about CEOs! It seems good in theory, but in practice, no one would ever be able to step away from Simcountry lest all their corps crash from lack of attention.

Almohad117 (White Giant)

Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 09:23 pm Click here to edit this post
I realized I was suggesting a higher level of management. My suggestion was based on the premise that enough players might be interested in the unique challenges represented in running an airline, and in particular the multinational aspect of such operations, to make it worth treating airlines in somewhat more detail.

Keith Allaire (Little Upsilon)

Monday, November 17, 2008 - 12:11 am Click here to edit this post
There are other online games to focus specifically on airlines. Google online airline games.

Granted, I have not played any of them, but I do not believe airlines should receive special attention when compared to other corps. See above.

Almohad117 (White Giant)

Monday, November 17, 2008 - 11:06 pm Click here to edit this post
I'm sure as the game evolves we'll at least get to the point where CEO enterprises become increasingly sector-specific, with unique and realistic characteristics for each different type. At that point at least, we might see airlines as one of the more prominent types.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 03:15 am Click here to edit this post
Accuse me for bringing up Airlines but Demand factors indicate,


Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 03:16 am Click here to edit this post
the Allowed amount of carry on Eagle.

len Peat

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