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*CUSTOM SCHEDULE* KLAX March 2020 Version 1.0

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Hello! 

Thanks for checking out my first ever custom schedule! This is based on the scheduled March 30th KLAX schedule. I took a combination of FlightAware and FR24 to build it (with a little bit of detective work to fill out any items e.g. only 1 BA flight).

It's been a bit of an awkward time to build a schedule, but I think I've managed to take a decent crack at it. 
GA is NOT fully fictional.

There's a total 1693 flights with a decent mix of cargo and flights. I've also included a couple more visualizations 🙂 I'm working on creating more - but that's a longer term project.

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I have included 3 separate master schedules in here:

1) As close to possible schedule
2) I've tried to keep to KLAX, KPHL, TIST Real Colour, but there may be some blank liveries to keep the actual planes used.
Cargo liveries likely blank if you don't have the RC for the airports they fly into. 
3) Only KLAX, KPHL, TIST Real Colour. Cargo flights have been amended to fall what is in the RC LAX.

Please be gentle and let me know if you find any bugs or comments! 🙂 Spacing could probably be better. GA is still a work in progress...

If there is interest in this schedule, I will break it into the hourly blocks as suggested by @pete_agreatguy

Download link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlcrUZNLK1OlgdJWxDLTOC6YnCvfsQ?e=uFpypR

Big shout out to @Ripskin for helping me out 🙂 

Things iamblue91 is addressing in post

1) Hourly blocks
2) 73J in some of the files to be changed to 739

Edit 1.1 - Forgot to add 2 of the schedules. Added them on 6 April morning in North America.
Edit 1.2 - Fixed a Southwest Flight that doubled up and one that departed 20 minutes after it landed (likely can happen IRL but was worried it impacting the game); 73J to 739 for a few airlines. (Changes in all 3 schedules)

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See change log at bottom of post
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Looking forward to playing. 

One call out on the hourly break down (merging several hours is likely the best method so planes are dispersed throughout the airport) is so that the arrivals can come in.  Otherwise depending on the hour of the day you play the airport may have no open spots so arrivals are messed up. 

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Thank you very much for this schedule.

I don't know if its my error, but I only can find the rc only (klax,...) schedule.

The two other folders are empty, at least on my computer.

 

Best regards.

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26 minutes ago, argus99 said:

Thank you very much for this schedule.

I don't know if its my error, but I only can find the rc only (klax,...) schedule.

The two other folders are empty, at least on my computer.

 

Best regards.

Woops! 

Thanks! 🙂 I've added the 2 schedules!

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Thank you for making this schedule; I’ve been hoping someone would put out new one since out of the six airports I have LAX is my favorite airport to play even though the airport’s game layout is very out dated (wish it could be updated for realism purposes).  Which of the three schedules is the most complete (for the moment I’m assuming it’s the “As Close as Possible” schedule)?  I also believe making 3 to 4  hour schedule blocks of flights (“snipits”) is a good way to go to help maximize the traffic generated for the hour(s) you want to play (I make my own snipits if the custom schedule doesn’t come with them).  Again, I’m very appreciative of your effort and am looking forward to trying out your schedule.

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8 minutes ago, Ron C said:

Thank you for making this schedule; I’ve been hoping someone would put out new one since out of the six airports I have LAX is my favorite airport to play even though the airport’s game layout is very out dated (wish it could be updated for realism purposes).  Which of the three schedules is the most complete (for the moment I’m assuming it’s the “As Close as Possible” schedule)?  I also believe making 3 to 4  hour schedule blocks of flights (“snipits”) is a good way to go to help maximize the traffic generated for the hour(s) you want to play (I make my own snipits if the custom schedule doesn’t come with them).  Again, I’m very appreciative of your effort and am looking forward to trying out your schedule.

Hey Ron! I have a bit of a fondness for LAX too. 

Very good point about the hourly breakdown - when I get some time I will make some snippets. Currently working on another airport, so stay tuned 😉

Great question - and I should probably add more details to my notes in the file!

The 'As Close as Possible' is as reflective as possible regarding planes. Some of this is a little selfish, as I defaulted to planes in a RC pack I have (which I admit is probably too many, but allows for a nice range). At times, the planes may not have existed with livery in the game files. If there is desire from enough people in the community, I can create a schedule that will reflect the planes (and will more than likely result in blank liveries)
I've tried to keep a running log of changes in the file I uploaded.

The only difference between as close as possible and the other ones is based on the KLAX RC packs - where possible I tried to make appropriate amendments. The airlines should still be correct)

Sorry for the lack of total clarity - running on about 4 hours sleep right now!

Thanks for the interest and hope you have fun 😀

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Looking forward to playing your schedule. A big shout out "Thank You" for updating and all your efforts and time you put into it.

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@iamblue91 Just for your information, in case you want to update your schedule: Trans States Holdings has closed Compass Airlines a. k. a. "Compass" on April 5 (as well as Trans States Airlines - a. k. a. "Waterski" on April 1). Compass' Delta flights will be picked up by SkyWest and Republic, their American Eagle business will go to Envoy once the corona crisis is over (the TSA flights will go to ExpressJet a. k. a. "Acey").

https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/compass-airlines-to-shut-down-operations/137408.article

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3 hours ago, DeltaVII said:

@iamblue91 Just for your information, in case you want to update your schedule: Trans States Holdings has closed Compass Airlines a. k. a. "Compass" on April 5 (as well as Trans States Airlines - a. k. a. "Waterski" on April 1). Compass' Delta flights will be picked up by SkyWest and Republic, their American Eagle business will go to Envoy once the corona crisis is over (the TSA flights will go to ExpressJet a. k. a. "Acey").

https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/compass-airlines-to-shut-down-operations/137408.article

Thanks Delta - I made the schedule based on a March 30th schedule flights and actual flights -- this will have to be part of an on-going update. It takes a bit of time to update items.
Wonder how this will impact Terminal designations at LAX? I'll take a look and might have to take some artistic license on the terminal designations.

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1 hour ago, iamblue91 said:

Wonder how this will impact Terminal designations at LAX? I'll take a look and might have to take some artistic license on the terminal designations.

It will make them more of a mess than they already are - at least as far as Tower!3D goes.

Unfortunately, regional airlines are already a pain to deal with in the Terminal file. At LAX, Compass flew for both AAL and DAL but you can''t differentiate between the two without making up IATA/ICAO codes and sacrificing liveries. Skywest already flies for United at LAX and there is already a lack of parking spots in the UAL terminals. With Skywest adding DAL flights, it will just add to the ever increasing gate availability issue we have to deal with in T!3D,  

I made a wishlist item to handle regional airlines better ... I hope it sees the light of day.

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1 hour ago, crbascott said:

It will make them more of a mess than they already are - at least as far as Tower!3D goes.

Unfortunately, regional airlines are already a pain to deal with in the Terminal file. At LAX, Compass flew for both AAL and DAL but you can''t differentiate between the two without making up IATA/ICAO codes and sacrificing liveries. Skywest already flies for United at LAX and there is already a lack of parking spots in the UAL terminals. With Skywest adding DAL flights, it will just add to the ever increasing gate availability issue we have to deal with in T!3D,  

I made a wishlist item to handle regional airlines better ... I hope it sees the light of day.

Agreed. That's the same thing with Korean Air and KA Cargo -- same ICAO code.

I think I'll have to take some artistic license on the terminal designations. If @DeltaVII's comment is correct, I'll be able to move the AA Compass flights to Envoy (but I'll have to divy up some of the planes between their fleet based on location (when I do my "LAX Only", things might have to get further imaginative...). Might have to let Skywest go to the Delta Terminal for the nature of the game (just because things are so congested in that United Terminal already).

Stay tuned and thanks for the interest in the schedule 🙂

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Just for factchecking purposes:
A SkyWest Embraer for Delta at LAX from D9@Terminal 2: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n282sy

The game's terminal distribution really doesn't help making the switch (an "easy" patch, if the developers were willing to implement it, could have been to enable terminal assignments like "SKW[DL]" and "SKW[UA]"). However, a solution - with blank aircraft - might be to just switch the E75s to Delta callsigns, since the "outer" flight number is from Delta, and we don't have Delta liveries for SkyWest E75s, anyway.

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