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Lawrencelot

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More planes than frequency
« on: July 10, 2018, 06:11:42 am »
Is there any reason for choosing a higher number of planes on a route than the flight frequency? The number of planes does not seem to increase capacity, it only seems to increase the highest possible flight frequency you can have if slots are not a factor.

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Re: More planes than frequency
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:45:13 am »
Good point. There's no reason to have more planes than frequency. So in theory i can just remove the UI control of selecting number of airplanes from that perspective (and just assign the min # of airplanes that can meet the frequency set)

however, there's still some use to the UI control for selecting # of planes as airplane condition affects 2 things on a route - quality (newer plane) and how likely delays/cancellation happen, so one might still want to select a new airplane of certain model to fly a more important route

I do think the current UI of selecting airplane/frequency could be confusing

One improvement that i thought about (but not implemented) is to reduce the # of major delays/cancellation if there's more airplanes assigned to a route than it's needed. It might be coming up soon

But for now, there's not much point of assigning more airplanes than it's needed

Hope this answers your question :)

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Re: More planes than frequency
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 09:59:53 am »
Thanks, yes that answers it. I'm not sure how hard it is to change anything, but you could make it so that if you choose more airplanes than necessary that the one that flies will be the one in the best condition maybe.