I think it would be great to see a column with flight's profit in every spreadsheet who are currently showing flight's infos. (route management/Scheduled flights, load monitoring...)
It would be easier to check if a group of flights are profitable or not, without needing to check each flight’s details separately.
I don’t think this will be possible. Price costing is dine individually when you click flight details, and the same individual calculation happens when flight takes off. Your suggestion would require calculations for all flights the moment load monitoring is displayed. From the server resources side this would be too heavy a load. But this is my opinion based on what AS said previously. Maybe SK or Martin can chime in whether this is possible under the new build architecture that was recently implemented.
I didn't think about that...
It seems a bit weird in my opinion that this info isn’t stored (but I’m not a programmer so I don’t realy know).
let’s wait for a Dev answer to see!
The flight costing from what I have deduced is calculated when the flight is instanced. The variable that is calculated each time you go the flight costing page is the profit/loss which requires the function to go to the database and pull up the flight load (which I believe it stored separate from the instanced flight itself).
storing total cost looks like the logical way of doing it, since costs don't change and only income do.
now the question is : is the system able to support calculating 100s of those at the same time?
Actually, only certain portion of flight costing is fixed, e.g. fuel, navigation fees, landing fees, and partially crew. But you can add flight attendants to seat config at any time, and this would change your crew cost.
Also some fields in flight costing are only tentative, such as maintenance cost and lease cost. Actual maintenance cost will depend on the aircraft condition at the time it enters maintenance, so it can be lower or higher a bit than the one cost displayed. Also the lease cost is only tentative because it takes into account booked flights spread over the week at the time of reviewing the flight costing. Remove a flight form schedule and go back to flight costing and it will have a different value. So saving flight cost would not help because a player's cation can completely change the flight cost. The true flight cost is actually partially known only a the time of takeoff, and fully known at week end closing, if you think of it.
I don't think this will be possible. Price costing is dine individually when you click flight details, and the same individual calculation happens when flight takes off. Your suggestion would require calculations for all flights the moment load monitoring is displayed.
Or it would require that the result of the calculations are stored somewhere every time a flight take off, so that they can be quickly re-used later for example where you want to get overviews on many flights profitability.
I guess, a flight number costing data could be stored, and when flight takes off next time, compared to the data stored, and if there is a change, then overwrite the stored value with the new value. But I guess it would require expanding database tables exponentially. Plus, you would always need to calculate other variables, such as leasing and crew costs (maintenance cost could be stored and updated as flight takes off).