Sequence of flight bookings

Merry Christmas everyone!

I have some questions about the ORS system, particularly about one confounding situation.

I am based in Airport C, Both Airport A and Airport B are in a foreign country, while the route A -> B is not served at all, even through transfers. I'm planning a A -> C -> B flight to serve this market, and I'm sure I am able to fill my 20-Seater :P. It wouldn't be a big detour at all, since my airport is very close to the border.

In the ORS, If A -> C is booked before A -> C -> B, I will have only the A -> C portion filled, and my C -> B leg would be an empty flight, since there is no demand. However, if A -> B is booked even 0.00001 second before A -> C, both of my flights would be filled completely, and I can force the O&D passengers on A->C to book my other direct flight.

So how is the booking sequence determined? Would I be able to 'force' every passenger from my A -> C flight to eventually go to B? :ph34r:

hi, I know this problem of unwanted direct passengers taking the connecting passengers' seats. as far as I know AS won't give away the sequence destination airports are booked.

only way around is not to fly a 20-seater but a larger frame, then see how many passengers are booked, then increase/decrease capacity again as long as you are satisfied. don't worry if one leg looks desperately bad, once you solved the bottleneck all legs will fill up (about) evenly. (as long there are no other own connections booking on this flight)

hi, I know this problem of unwanted direct passengers taking the connecting passengers' seats. as far as I know AS won't give away the sequence destination airports are booked.

only way around is not to fly a 20-seater but a larger frame, then see how many passengers are booked, then increase/decrease capacity again as long as you are satisfied. don't worry if one leg looks desperately bad, once you solved the bottleneck all legs will fill up (about) evenly. (as long there are no other own connections booking on this flight)

Thanks a lot for the response! Why doesn't AS tell us that?

I'm talking about a connection between 4-bar and 1-bar airports with merely 1000m runways, so in terms of aircraft selection I don't actually have that many options.

My only suggestion would be to either offer more A-C flights, so you get A-C direct pax onto those flights and less A-C direct bookings on you A-C-B flight, or charge very high price A-C, and very low price C-B.

My only suggestion would be to either offer more A-C flights, so you get A-C direct pax onto those flights and less A-C direct bookings on you A-C-B flight, or charge very high price A-C, and very low price C-B.

That's how I do it... And with two different flightnumber you can charge a reasonable price for A-C e.g. Flight 100, and charge a 200% Price on flight 102 for the connecting PAX to airport B