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Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 3:24:31 AM   
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Thought I would give everyone a fun read, this being a war gaming forum, and I am a war gamer, that is how I will approach this cut throat strategy game. This is told from Air France's point of view. Others are encouraged to add their comments etc.

Setting the Stage: European Group (alliance name) in order of ranking

Air France.........2ndAcr
Buffalo Air........Apathetic Lurker
Transair.......unknown, he filled a big route void
TL-Flights.........Terje439
Crash and Burn Air.........Parusski
Marenorstrum Air.........Apathetic Lurker
Speedy Air.........Speedy
Siebenburgen Air..........Chijohnoak
Full of Air........Jomni


The date is 19 June 1970, things are progressing well for the Alliance. Air France and Buffalo Air are slowly expanding operations into the Far East. Buffalo makes a great stab at Beijing, China while Air France slips into Changsha and begins operations there. At the same time Air France slips quietly into Sapparo, Japan. Buffalo Air had been under intense pressure in the US facing stiff overwhelming resistance was looking to scale down US operations some.

Crash and Burn Air is slowly expanding operations in the Central US, trying to keep a low profile and mostly having success in doing so.

TL Flights is expanding operations in northern Europe. He is also keeping a low profile.

All is proceeding normally when suddenly, during a routine search of the available a/c for sale on the used market (Air France has been watching the list closely) something did not look right. For days the market has been picked clean down to the worst dregs of a/c ever seen, but not today, today the used market is full of nearly brand new a/c, hundreds of them.

Without delay conference calls are placed to all air line CEO's (those not out playing golf anyway). First on the line was Buffalo Air, "looks like a major airline went belly up this morning, the used pool is packed". Hurried checks were made of bank accounts at both airlines while the wait was on for the other CEO's (long way from the golf courses).

Finally, AF and Buffalo decided they could not wait any longer and began buying everything in sight. Both headed straight to the most fuel efficient prop plane around, the CL44. AF decided to go slow, we only bought 35 of them, while also scoring much more expensive large jets. Buffalo chewed thru the available a/c with a vigor not seen in a long while. Last AF heard the count was 75 a/c.

Slowly, the other CEO's finally start straggling in from the golf courses, pools, hang overs from the all night parties. The word was passed and they to begin tearing into the used market.

A tele-conference was established between Buffalo and AF, the other CEO's decided to go kick the tires of their new a/c, and plans were made. Where Buffalo was facing huge pressure in the US, now he had major teeth. A plan developed. In the NE US, AF had long ago built a terminal at a nearly unused airport. Even though this airport was a fairly big one, not a lot of flights arrived or left due to the short runways. Only 2 long range a/c could get in or out......the CL44 and the 707-120. This base, Providence, RI would be pivotal. Planes arrived in the dead of night, lots of planes, more planes than ever seen here before, coming off these planes are spare aircrews, mechanics, ground crew. Something was up.

In the West US another base was long ago set up for future use by AF. A terminal was built but never put into use. The airport officials never could understand this. Other airlines laughed and made fun of AF. Suddenly, the radar reports lots of incoming a/c, these a/c are caring AF identification codes, lots of a/c. More a/c than AF has ever assembled at this airport. After landing, the terminal was switched on, lights lit up, baggage conveyors warmed up, service vehicles cranked, coming down the stairs form the planes were hundreds of ground crew, flight crews, terminal crews. The mechanics and ground service personnel started prepping all a/c for operations. This airport was Portland, Oregon.

A third airport also began seeing unusual traffic, that airport was Washington National (DCA) which was also cursed with a short runway. These a/c were shunted to an empty part of the airport where cleaning crews had been working for the last 24 hours preparing the rented gates for service.

At 2am on 20 June 1970, huge signs were lit up at both airports at the same time, all across the country at targeted airports signs lit up........the signs read "We will beat any air fare by 10%". As all this was taking place, radio adds announced the same thing over the radio. The fare reduction was Air France's maiden all service inside the US. This airfare was also being offered and honored by all member's of European Group Alliance. As the phones commenced ringing, passengers by the hundreds began arriving at both long unused terminal's.

At 0330, the first flights began leaving both Providence (mainly Buffalo Air), Portland (Air France), and DCA (both airlines). Targeted airports were spread throughout the US, routes that had been thought secure by over confident air lines suddenly found that no one was showing up at the gates. Flight were leaving all over the US at 30% capacity. Calls were placed across the land "what is going on" it was asked.

At 0400 the first Air France a/c touched down in an airport that had never had an arrival from Air France before, airport officials were awakened across the country the night before and told to get 2-3 gates ready and be ready to receive passengers. 30 minutes later that very same a/c was hurtling down the runway heading back to Portland with a full load.

This was the case across the country that fateful day. Repeated throughout the day, flight after flight from European Group airlines began showing up on routes they had never been on before. While every one of the EG flights were chock full, all the other airlines were flying at 30% capacity. This was unheard of in this scale and scope.

In Europe, things were not nearly as hectic or stunning as in the US. Air France in Europe ran normal flight operations across Europe except on one route, Air Frances Holy Grail. This was the route that AF had wanted since the day she was formed. This route saw thousands of passengers a day flying to and from Paris to Madrid. Since day 1 this route had been occupied by the most powerful airlines. But on this day, things would be different. 5 CL44 aircraft began arriving and departing both airports at a dizzying pace. No sooner would one leave than another would arrive. 20 round trip flights were made that day, thousands of passenger who would normally fly another airline flew Air France.

By the end of the day, over 60 new routes were established across the globe. Thousands of passengers were won over from competing air lines. Air France had arrived in the US to stay. Preparations were made to defend these gains.

European Group was now an Alliance to fear and worry about.




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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 3:58:51 AM   
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Outstanding 2ndACR. The AAR is off to a good start, I hope the rest of the alliance will contribute. My significant contribution must be delayed until tomorrow due to that flood of used aircraft, which was unexpected, but welcome. So for the next few hours I am negotiating leases and purchases of as many 707-320C's and 727-100's as possible to support my sudden vault into Central and South America.

Central and South America are wide open and undefended. I have just made a lighting thrust into Belize and Caracas. Both efforts are a HUGE success. As I did at my Nashville home base, I will be installing Stinger missiles to fight off any and all trespassers.

Back to the war room...

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 7:53:48 AM   
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Full of Air, based in Clark (US Air Base) Philippines just recently started operations and is fighting for its life.  Since the airline was incorporated, we have been seeing months and months of negative income due to the necessary expansion.  We will not be able to cover the costs anyway by sitting idle.  Things got quite desperate that a $2.5 million bond was issued to fund potential shortfall in cash. 

All is not too bad, and this month (July 1970) may be our first profitable month.  We have fully exploited the lucrative Clark - Changi (Singapore) route with no competition by buying a cheap Russian Il-18D to augment the DC-7 that is already plying that route.



We also have two DC-9 jets that serve Philippines and Indonesia.  Our routes were carefuly chosen not to compete with any other airline so that no one feels threatened.  But that strategy will shift once we get some good cash flows and when things get crowded.

A courtesy call was made with the CEO of Siebenburgen Air, an alliance member in South East Asia, where we discussed our expansion plans. It was agreed upon that they will take the northern route while we take the south. Getting into each other's areas are ok as long as the routes are not competing. We will also plan some connectivity between our destinations when possible.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 4:56:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: 2ndACR

Thought I would give everyone a fun read, this being a war gaming forum, and I am a war gamer, that is how I will approach this cut throat strategy game. This is told from Air France's point of view. Others are encouraged to add their comments etc.

Setting the Stage: European Group (alliance name) in order of ranking

Air France.........2ndAcr
Buffalo Air........Apathetic Lurker
Transair.......unknown, he filled a big route void
TL-Flights.........Terje439
Crash and Burn Air.........Parusski
Marenorstrum Air.........Apathetic Lurker
Speedy Air.........Speedy
Siebenburgen Air..........Chijohnoak
Full of Air........Jomni


The date is 19 June 1970, things are progressing well for the Alliance. Air France and Buffalo Air are slowly expanding operations into the Far East. Buffalo makes a great stab at Beijing, China while Air France slips into Changsha and begins operations there. At the same time Air France slips quietly into Sapparo, Japan. Buffalo Air had been under intense pressure in the US facing stiff overwhelming resistance was looking to scale down US operations some.

Crash and Burn Air is slowly expanding operations in the Central US, trying to keep a low profile and mostly having success in doing so.

TL Flights is expanding operations in northern Europe. He is also keeping a low profile.

All is proceeding normally when suddenly, during a routine search of the available a/c for sale on the used market (Air France has been watching the list closely) something did not look right. For days the market has been picked clean down to the worst dregs of a/c ever seen, but not today, today the used market is full of nearly brand new a/c, hundreds of them.

Without delay conference calls are placed to all air line CEO's (those not out playing golf anyway). First on the line was Buffalo Air, "looks like a major airline went belly up this morning, the used pool is packed". Hurried checks were made of bank accounts at both airlines while the wait was on for the other CEO's (long way from the golf courses).

Finally, AF and Buffalo decided they could not wait any longer and began buying everything in sight. Both headed straight to the most fuel efficient prop plane around, the CL44. AF decided to go slow, we only bought 35 of them, while also scoring much more expensive large jets. Buffalo chewed thru the available a/c with a vigor not seen in a long while. Last AF heard the count was 75 a/c.

Slowly, the other CEO's finally start straggling in from the golf courses, pools, hang overs from the all night parties. The word was passed and they to begin tearing into the used market.

A tele-conference was established between Buffalo and AF, the other CEO's decided to go kick the tires of their new a/c, and plans were made. Where Buffalo was facing huge pressure in the US, now he had major teeth. A plan developed. In the NE US, AF had long ago built a terminal at a nearly unused airport. Even though this airport was a fairly big one, not a lot of flights arrived or left due to the short runways. Only 2 long range a/c could get in or out......the CL44 and the 707-120. This base, Providence, RI would be pivotal. Planes arrived in the dead of night, lots of planes, more planes than ever seen here before, coming off these planes are spare aircrews, mechanics, ground crew. Something was up.

In the West US another base was long ago set up for future use by AF. A terminal was built but never put into use. The airport officials never could understand this. Other airlines laughed and made fun of AF. Suddenly, the radar reports lots of incoming a/c, these a/c are caring AF identification codes, lots of a/c. More a/c than AF has ever assembled at this airport. After landing, the terminal was switched on, lights lit up, baggage conveyors warmed up, service vehicles cranked, coming down the stairs form the planes were hundreds of ground crew, flight crews, terminal crews. The mechanics and ground service personnel started prepping all a/c for operations. This airport was Portland, Oregon.

A third airport also began seeing unusual traffic, that airport was Washington National (DCA) which was also cursed with a short runway. These a/c were shunted to an empty part of the airport where cleaning crews had been working for the last 24 hours preparing the rented gates for service.

At 2am on 20 June 1970, huge signs were lit up at both airports at the same time, all across the country at targeted airports signs lit up........the signs read "We will beat any air fare by 10%". As all this was taking place, radio adds announced the same thing over the radio. The fare reduction was Air France's maiden all service inside the US. This airfare was also being offered and honored by all member's of European Group Alliance. As the phones commenced ringing, passengers by the hundreds began arriving at both long unused terminal's.

At 0330, the first flights began leaving both Providence (mainly Buffalo Air), Portland (Air France), and DCA (both airlines). Targeted airports were spread throughout the US, routes that had been thought secure by over confident air lines suddenly found that no one was showing up at the gates. Flight were leaving all over the US at 30% capacity. Calls were placed across the land "what is going on" it was asked.

At 0400 the first Air France a/c touched down in an airport that had never had an arrival from Air France before, airport officials were awakened across the country the night before and told to get 2-3 gates ready and be ready to receive passengers. 30 minutes later that very same a/c was hurtling down the runway heading back to Portland with a full load.

This was the case across the country that fateful day. Repeated throughout the day, flight after flight from European Group airlines began showing up on routes they had never been on before. While every one of the EG flights were chock full, all the other airlines were flying at 30% capacity. This was unheard of in this scale and scope.

In Europe, things were not nearly as hectic or stunning as in the US. Air France in Europe ran normal flight operations across Europe except on one route, Air Frances Holy Grail. This was the route that AF had wanted since the day she was formed. This route saw thousands of passengers a day flying to and from Paris to Madrid. Since day 1 this route had been occupied by the most powerful airlines. But on this day, things would be different. 5 CL44 aircraft began arriving and departing both airports at a dizzying pace. No sooner would one leave than another would arrive. 20 round trip flights were made that day, thousands of passenger who would normally fly another airline flew Air France.

By the end of the day, over 60 new routes were established across the globe. Thousands of passengers were won over from competing air lines. Air France had arrived in the US to stay. Preparations were made to defend these gains.

European Group was now an Alliance to fear and worry about.








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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 5:46:31 PM   
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Very quiet on our front. In anticipation of some changeovers from gas-guzzling jet hogs to a less than so prop fleet Buffalo Air just leased 50 new CL-44's in anticipation of their build stoppage in the near future. This arrangement with Canadair gives us 95 brand new CL-44's over the next five years. This, coupled with our current fleet of 111 CL-44's makes Canadair our biggest supplier of aircraft. Once they start coming out they will be used to fill up unused gates all over the world.

Our staff is buzzing about the impending delivery of the shining jewel of our fleet: Our fully owned 747-100 which will connect Peking to London on a very lucrative flight. Right after that our 17 even greater ranged leased 747-200B's will start arriving to fill those lucrative Asia-USA routes.

The not so good news, but at the same time gratifying news: We have many flights that are losing handfuls of money due to very stiff competition in Asia, South America and the USA. Right now we are horribly undercutting the competition in common seating,usually to the tune of 30%. Some have already left but there are still die hards who refuse to see the inevitable. We have budgeted ourselves to handle a total of -800,000 per day losses. Now we stand at about -300,000 on routes.

All in All the next few years will see great things for the European Group

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 6:54:40 PM   
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Air France

Consolidating new routes, placed order for 100 CL44 and another 6 DC10-10. Went on a spending spree and leased over 30 707-320C off the used market today. All a/c are assigned to routes with little or no competition. Revenue jumped from 38 mil profit up to 43 mil profit per day. Of course payroll is getting hefty at almost 400 million a month. Aircraft maintenance is also getting hefty at over 70 mil per month. These costs will go down as the DC10 series of a/c go into service, this will allow Air France to retire multiple a/c flying routes.

The Cl44 order will allow flexibility and allow opening of long range routes from airports with extremely short runways that cannot handle large jet a/c. Also, like Buffalo Air, some routes that are currently all jet will be replaced with CL44 to save on fuel costs. Some routes will suffer and will have to forgo daily service. Other routes that currently have 2-3 large jets will see 4-6 CL44 flying the route instead. Fuel costs are really impacting the bottom line.

Luckily, we have been blessed with no routes in the red. We do have quite a few routes that are barely making any profit. These routes are being looked at for possible replacement from jet to propeller a/c for fuel savings.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 8:19:31 PM   
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Let's not forget we are war gamers first, so our AAR's meed to read like, uh, AAR's.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 10:04:23 PM   
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Hey now, we have to fill in the background. Besides, where is your side of the story?

War has been declared!!!!!

When the major air line went belly up, Air France in our ineptitude, forgot to back search all his bases in France looking for the empty routes. Well, in our search today, major money routes were located that have been invaded by an enemy airline. This cannot be tolerated. Enemy operating from the sacred soil. Not going to happen. We wish this was some puny upstart, but alas, it is not meant to be. It is another major airline. It will get bloody.

The scramble is on, all European Group are hereby given notice, if it has propellers and a 2000 mile range, that puppy will be scarfed up by Air France. If you need one or more, better let me know ahead of time and be quick on the draw. Warning has been given. Not even F27 will be safe in the used bin until these routes are mine.

Orders have been issued that all pilots are to sleep in their planes, we fly non stop until the enemy breaks. Air France will provide company lawyers for all divorces over the coming months. Passengers are making out like bandits during this war, what used to cost them 550 bucks is now costing them 100 bucks. They may be the ultimate winners in all of this.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 10:30:10 PM   
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This thread is on its way to becoming an all time classic. It's making airline travel seem interesting, something the world has been waiting for. Nerds unite.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/16/2012 10:51:33 PM   
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If you want an extremely well made, free game that will flat out chew up any free time you even think you might have. Play this puppy. The best thing is that you can instantly communicate with your partners (if you have any and in this game, I advise it) and plan out a strategy, trip over hidden gem routes and quickly find someone that has planes available to fill that route.

I just approach it in a military manner. Stay low key until you have the muscle to actually start engaging the enemy. And then pounce. The ultimate of ultimate will be when we make a coordinated strike against all of an opposing airlines routes at the same time.

Might have to check the rules about that one though. LOL

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 12:04:20 AM   
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Sorry but despite being a wargamer, I'm also finance professional and a civil aviation enthusiast.  Pretty hard to turn my posts into something wargame like.

Funny how we are still clinging on props when we are now going into the jet age.  They may save fuel but they are also quite slow -- which equates to long flights and less flights per week.  I guess we can compensate by spamming a single route with several planes.  But it is ture that to save money and get those lucrative long haul destinations at this point in the game, long range props are the way to go.  This is how I secured the lucrative Clark - Singapore route as stated in the earlier post.

Full of Air, with the tag line "Nothing but Air", has finally turned into a money making busines in the last two months.  In August 1970, the airline made an 18.44% profit margin.  In the past month we leased two used DC-9s and started routes within my existing network by setting foot on Manila and Cebu to strengthen our hold of the region.



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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 1:09:03 AM   
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Ah, but I do love my CL44. Put 3-4 of them on a route that handles 1-2 jets and see who makes the most money. I have lots of jets too. But when it come to a price war, the prop will win every time. I can go lower than a jet opponent and make money on the route, or at least not bleed money as badly.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:20:33 AM   
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Canadair buying frenzy is still on with 5000 delivered and 5000 more on order.
They must be the richest aircraft manufacturer in the world.  Gamey?

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:39:16 AM   
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Not really, it just happens to be the most profitable plane in the game. Great range, there is almost no where it cannot go.

Until sometime in the 80's, it is one of the few long range a/c that can operate into and out of 10 really good airports. The 707-120 being the one jet that can squeeze into those same airports. But profit it wise, the CL44 will beat it hands down.

I know Buffalo ordered a big chunk, I ordered 150 of them, to go with my current a/c total.





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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:42:08 AM   
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Is this day to day???
can you play solo against ai?

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:46:03 AM   
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Oh, my last one is scheduled to be delivered in 1979. But watch, in about a year game time, there will be a flood of CL44 on the used market. Granted they will be 12-15 years old, but even with the maint and fuel costs, each plane can bring in 150,000+ per day on the right routes. And in the great scheme of things, my entire fleet of CL44 barely touch what all those 707-320C cost me in fuel and maint. I make more money with my Cl44 than I do with all my big 707's together.

My 707 fleet costs me 31.5 mil in maint each month.......my CL fleet, 11 mil. Give me some time and I will add up the total revenue for my 707 fleet versus my CL44 fleet.


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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:49:07 AM   
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Each day is 20 min real time.......nope this puppy is a live online against the world. Come join us in O2 world and I will put you in our alliance. We will guide you thru the rough spots and help you out. Give me an area you want to operate in and I will scope you out an airport to start off from. But I may advise you to start somewhere else though. This game is pretty cut throat. The big dogs will stomp on new guys. You have to fly under the radar while you grow some.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 3:05:09 AM   
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Okay, my 707 fleet brings in roughly 11.4 mil per day and 273.6 mil per month but costs me 31.5 in maint for a total of 242.1 mil per month profit.

CL44 fleet brings in 16.1 per day (27 a/c are on price war routes greatly hurting total) and 386.4 mil per month, maint cost of 11 mil for a total of 375.4 mil per month.

Now these numbers are rough right off the a/c master roster. I could get exact numbers if I went plane by plane in detail where it has maint, fuel, operating costs already deducted from the monthly total. But that is a lot of work.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 3:42:22 AM   
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not for me, but glad you guys are having fun...

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 3:44:11 AM   
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You would love it. Go to bed and a month has gone by. It is a blast. Best free game I have ever found.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 7:51:25 AM   
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not free, long at the time ! lol
seriously over extended now, I have a huge pbem game ongoing, and am getting ready to launch a new sales campeign.. so I only have limitedtime.. thanks for theinvite.. you guys are the best advertisment.. will have to send you anything I am involved in! lol
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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 8:55:45 AM   
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Got to spread the word. Everyone who has tried it so far, that I know of, has gotten hooked as bad as me. If you decide to jump aboard, let me/us know ahead of time. The airports are filling up fast and the blood shed is starting.

Air France


Another month has passed by. We continue to expand into all markets. Major advances are made in the US. Air fleet has grown by another 60 used CL44 scooped up off the market. I will fly them till the wings fall off. My staff is spending huge numbers of hours scouring the world for any routes that have a market and no one stepping up to the plate. Certain criteria has been issued, must have min of a CL44 load out for any flights over 800 miles. That would be 168 passengers if they all fly economy, my standard load out is 4F 10C 142Y.

Large numbers of these routes have been found, more than even my 60 used CL44 can handle. Air France began long haul service from Chicago Midway 2 weeks ago. Extensive searching revealed that Houston International was not being serviced at all. 4 CL44 were rapidly dispatched to begin service to this huge and profitable market. First days profit was 453,000. Projections show that without competition these numbers will continue for years to come.

Great strides are taken to fill out excess capacity and many airports. Happy to report that over 70% of gates being used at 90% capacity.

Now to the war. The enemy has yet to strike back nor is he retreating. He can stay as long as he wants. I have cornered the market on the selected routes and am making a ton of cash. He has got to be bleeding heavily on these routes. Jets cannot compete with prop planes at low fares. We have been carefully watching our routes for any counter attacks, and this is a major chore with over 500 routes going.

On the home front, lawyers were dispatched to deal with a sudden rash of divorces amongst the air crews. So far 173 divorces have been filed by angry spouses. To keep morale up, I have given the order for vouchers to McDonalds be issued to all flight crews good for 1 happy meal. That should brighten their day.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 11:30:09 AM   
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McDonald's happy meals, eh? Hmmmm.....Methinks I have been an overindulgent slavemaster to my aircrews. I have been supplying them with fine Cuban cigars, Frapin Cuvee 1888 Cognac and the finest his and hers escorts from the capitals of Europe.........

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 11:50:00 AM   
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TL-Lines update

Although the airlibne started out in Scotland, our reach is now quite long, landing in both the US and China.
As the CEO had to take a couple of personal days and forgot to inform the company about it, when he came back the bank vault was overflowing with cash. The CEO soon took it upon himself to straight this out, and ordered all leases bought out, so that the airline now owns all their planes.
Furthermore, a total of 20 CL-44s were ordered from the factory, the first two will be delivered in four weeks as there is a severe backlog at the construction line. A few competitors were trying to force us out of a few routes, prices were promptly dropped at the routes in question, and our planes once more are reported as fully loaded at every departure.

*edit* another 10 CL-44s ordered from the constructor.

The next goals for the company are;
1. Buy any "used" CL-44 or 707-120 that shows up on the marked
2. Open up routes to new airports
3. Open up new routes between airfields we allready are flying to.
4. Put the screws on EireAir if they don't stop trying to push us out of some of the routes.
5. See what Apathetic Lurker is up to trying to push us out of a route. Some ally!

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:43:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: apathetic lurker

McDonald's happy meals, eh? Hmmmm.....Methinks I have been an overindulgent slavemaster to my aircrews. I have been supplying them with fine Cuban cigars, Frapin Cuvee 1888 Cognac and the finest his and hers escorts from the capitals of Europe.........


Sheesh. I do not allow any employee's more than a 10 minute lunch, NO OTHER BREAKS, per 12 hour shift. You guys have got to stop pampering these leeches. 2ndACR, no wonder your payroll is $400 million a month. My employee's are just happy to have jobs, so I take payment from them for the privilege of working for Crash & Burn Air.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/17/2012 2:48:17 PM   
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Buffalo Air November update


What airport route? Sometimes I miss an alliance member when I am working on long lists of routes.Let me know and I will adjust asap.

Anyways, our Illustrious Leader has decided to strategically redeploy some of our less than profitable routes from the Asian market into the under utilized Ukrainian market. Namely Kiev. Six large medium haul planes were strategically redeployed to envelop the airport in Kiev and start operations into many lucrative medium European markets.

In the USA, Buffalo air has decided to expand Denver and we built a huge terminal that can easily handle over 500 flights. From here flights were readjusted to better serve our needs.

Our close relationship with Canadair has now expanded our fleet of CL-44's to 116 with another 200 due to be fully delivered by 1980.
Buffalo Air is considering another 100 CL-44 lease order to better serve our stockholders.


Edit: Well, we have bowed to the inevitable....We must feed the drooling zombies who fly our routes, but we have taken a page out of Dan Snyder's playbook and offer our customers stale peanuts for free.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/18/2012 12:32:55 AM   
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As seen from 2ndACR's posts, we have had a hectic week. This all members of the Alliance met at my bunker, The Steiner Bunker, to map out a broad strategy for conquering the known airports of the world. It was a boisterous meeting that led to the election(??) of 2ndACR as the "Leader".

Crash & Burn Air - "C&A Might Get You There"

I spent the first part of the week consolidating my territorial gains in South America, installing ground-to-air missile batteries to discourage entering my no-fly zones around Panama, Santa Marta, Bogota, Caracas,
Lima, Santa Cruz(Bolivia) and Sao Luis Brazil. I pretty much have complete control of these cities, with some resistance still from California Pacific(run by clueless surfers)! So far I have pillaged the pockets of the passive passengers flying to these locations, milking them for, errr, nevermind.

Yesterday saw D-Day. I made my move into Europe, taking Paris easily. I have also thrust into Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona. Today I executed a lighting strike from Nashville to Berlin. The gains from my European campaign have been enormous. All I need now are those long range 707's to conquer the rest of the Nashville-European market.

Asia, watch out.

My U.S. competitor's have no idea how to deal with me. The alliance force's are horrifying to them.
On we march...




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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/18/2012 5:10:33 AM   
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Careful now, you are treading into my territory. Might want to check routes from France to where ever to make sure I am not already on that route or Spain, or Italy or anywhere else for that matter. I have a hammer lock on a great many routes.

When I see a major price drop on a route, I don't always check who it is before I hit the match rate button. If you need or want part of a route, let me know first.

Air France

Air France announces non stop service from Paris to Osaka Japan today as we took possession of our first 747-200B. Orders were rapidly placed for a further 10. This brings total on order to 30. Future service is planned to DFW and LAX from European cities. At the same time, more flights to Japan are planned. These new routes have placed on hold any upgrade of a/c on current routes until the DC10-30 start to arrive.

Parusski, make sure you and Buffalo are talking in South America. And be careful moving into Europe. We have 4 airlines over here in our Alliance and routes are getting tight.

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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/18/2012 5:51:12 AM   
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Heh Heh.... We decided to play not nice with a regional in the USA....Undercut him down to 99 bucks on seats...Time to see another airline join the dead pile.....

623 A/C with 407 in the pipe......

Healthy 77+ mil per day profit

But our payroll is bloated.....And so is our 200+ mil we are dropping on advertising......



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RE: Airline Empire AAR - 2/18/2012 8:53:40 AM   
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TL-Lines increases DoP

As the CEO was sleepless, he spent yesterday night looking over what AC had more airtime to utilize. By flying short routes inside Great Britain, we managed to squeeze out another 600.000$ per day. It seems one of the British Airlines went down in flames, which might explain the ammount of used AC available. A used 707-120 was bought form the marker, and we have also recieved the first 3 factory new CL44s, and found some routes for them. Total AC count is now 78, and DoP is now 7.1M $.
As usual we own all AC in the airline, so no lease cost. Since we are targeting unflown routes, we do not spend money on advertising.

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