I’m managing my first airline. I started on Quimby 2 months ago, so I’m not a total rookie, but honestly - still struggling to understand how bloody ORS rankings are working.
Many of my connections are ranked inexplicably bad in comparison to other airlines, and I really can’t find legit reason why.
Look at this example: my ORD-DUR connection (Chicago to Durban), consists of 2 sections: long haul flight from Chicago - Johannesburg (operated by 777-200) + short flight JNB-DUR. This is clearly the cheapest (941$ for Y) and the shortest (18h22m) connection in ORS. Long haul section has best possible service, and the seats are of a good standard (Comfort in Y, my competitor use the same seats so this shouldn’t be a factor).
But yet somehow ORS finds 11 (!) other connections ranked higher than mine.
All of higher ranked connections are more expensive (1054-1132$ vs mine 941$ ) and longer as they all fly through Istanbul. The connection with the highest ranking for this route is +8 hours (!!!) longer than mine and more expensive.
It’s terribly frustrating and seems like a complete nonsense for me, but maybe I’m missing something? Can anyone explain what is the problem here?