yup, I have noticed this as well. In fact I have a contract with just the A320 and one with just the B738
Here is what I’m getting mostly for the A320 contract for example (airport location Long Beach, California, USA (LGB):
One day was about 15 scheduled flights for 3 stands (all same A320 only contract). There were about half BOS and half ABE and one BDL between those 15 schedule flights for that one day. During the rest of the week the mostly picks scheduled airport destinations where BOS, ABE (Penn), BDL (Conn), FAI & JNU (Alaska), with a few random others like AUS, CMH, GTP, ABQ… But only 1 or so each during the week. And this seems to be the case as the flights get scheduled from week to week as I watch what is offered over time. It seems to mostly pick a handful of selected airport with a few selected random ones here and there. But not many more. And from what I remember these are mostly the offered airports at some of my other airports I make in the US. There doesn’t seem to be much of a randomization.
But the distance to ABQ from LBG is like 577 NM and the distance to BOS from LGB is like 2200 NM. There are SOOOOO many other airports that the A320 could fly to in the US between those 2 airports… DEN, MCI, DFW, TPA, MIA, MSP, DET, MEM, JFK, LGA, EWR, RDU, CVG to name a few. but I have never really seen those ever really pop up as scheduled/offered destinations now that I think of it.
Wondering why they all seem to be a few select offered/scheduled destinations as well. when there is a list of almost 3000 airports in the database and about 750 airports in the US. and many of those are from central to the east coast which all fall in distances for the A320 from Long Beach, CA.
that’s just an example for the A320. The B738 seems the same. but I haven’t looked into other aircraft yet…
Again, just looking into this for optimization of Beta as well and something Ive noticed like @Rubble and @talisman56 and wanted to share what I have experienced as well.
And as a side note as I know this isn’t a priority as im editing the AirportData.json file to pick which airports my airport fly to. But I selected only the airports that LGB flies to 16 destinations as well as keeping LGB in the list so 17 airports…
here are the destinations:
When I include only those airports and LGB as well. I do not get offered ANY flights at all. I have tested this with Realistic mode on and off and I have each time canceled my contract and started new ones each time I test. But when I use the vanilla AirportData.json with all ~3000 airports they do fly to locations like BOS, AUS (A320), and HNL (B738)… Just throwing this out there, don’t know why I don’t get offered any contracts with that list of destinations. I understand if this part doesn’t get looked into or answered. But I should get offered flights for BOS, JFK, BZN, SEA, PDX, DEN, SLC, AUS as they are all between the ABQ and BOS distances offered with the Vanilla AirportData.json file with all 3000 airports. Again, I haven’t looked into where the CRJ2/7, E170/190, fly to as I use those in my contracts for other airlines as well. so not sure how that works with the shorter distance like OAK, SFO, RNO, LAS PHX etc…