I posted this suggestion some time ago but there was another discussion in that thread so it may have gotten overlooked, and there was no AS reply.
I would like to see if AS can acknowledge reading this suggestion and providing feedback.
PRICING PROFILE would be created, and would include price %-age for Y, C, F, and cargo (in the basic version). In the "advanced" version it could also include onboard service profile.
Pricing profile would be created the same way as onboard profile.
Creating new flight, NOW you can select all-service price %-age wise (50-200%) and service profile.
With the PRICING PROFILE you could select the profile e.g. "Pricing for comfort plus with recliner long haul) **fictious profile name**, and in the basic version you would then select the onboard service profile. In the advanced version you would only select pricing profile, without selecting onboard service, as the onboard service would be tied to pricing profile.
Once the flight is created in scheduling, the same way as selecting price %-age and onboard profile applies it to that flight immediately, the same way by selecting the pricing profile its settings would be applied immediately to that flight number being created.
Using various seat types on different planes on the same route would allow applying standardized rate profile to the route.
E.g. I know that with Comfort Plus in Y I charge 105% on <800km routes, 110% on 800-1500 km routes and 115% on 1500+km routes. But I also know that I have recliner shorthaul in C and I charge 90% on <800km routes, 95% on 800-1500km routes, and 100% on 1500+km routes.
Right now the pricing %-age in flight creation is practically useless, because I always have to adjust either Y or C rate manually in the flight profile. That means opening up the flight in new tab (e.g. via "i" icon), calculating, typing, and saving the price.
If there is a pricing profile, I can create pricing profile e.g. "COMFPLS/RECSH 800" with settings 105% in Y and 90% in C, then I can create "COMFPLS/RECSH 800-1500" with settings 110% in Y and 95% in C, and "COMFPLS/RECSH 1500" with settings 110% in Y and 100% in C.
After selecting the pricing profile, it would automatically apply the selecting pricing ratio to that particular flight number.
In the advanced version, it would tie the onboard profile to it, so I would select just the pricing profile (which would be tied to onboard service) and would apply both pricing ratio and onboard service profile to the flight number when that flight number is being created in aircraft schedule.
It would allow players to create multiple pricing profiles for use with different seat type son different planes for different distances, and tremendously reducing time required for micromanagement of flights when they are created.
Flight numbers would be tied to the pricing profile, in the same way as flight numbers are tied to onboard service. Adjusting price ratio in the pricing profile would save and adjust pricing ratios in all the tied flight numbers.