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App Guide & Review: Pocket Planes (Beginner's Guide + Flight Crew Ranking)

*Updated 29th July 2012!
Those who are interested in getting some parts for your plane, read on for more details ^^
Pocket Planes
From the creators of Tiny Tower comes Pocket Planes, a casual airline sim that fits right in your pocket!

- Manage and grow your fleet of planes as they fly interesting people and cargo to over 250 cities around the map.
- Unlock everything from tiny prop planes to jumbo jets and small town airports to mega cities.
- Customize your planes with your own paint jobs and pilot uniforms.
- Trade plane parts among your friends, and compete in worldwide group events.
- See how you stack up against your friends with tons of stats and leader boards.
I started playing this application a few weeks ago and it crashed when I tried to unsync the game with my dad's ipad so I had to restart from level one! I'm sure many faced with this problem before the new update to stop iCloud sync came out. Now I'm only at level seventeen 19. This post is done up to help those who're starting out or are having some questions with how it works. In addition to that, I would like to lend a hand to new crew members by giving out free parts!

Beginner's Guide
1. Full Load
By sending passengers/cargoes to a same area, you'll maximise your profit by getting an extra 25% bonus of coins. I tried it with bux but it didn't work the same way. Lol.
At times, you might not have enough passengers/cargoes going to the same area, in this instance I would recommend waiting for another 4 mins for the next batch of jobs to be uploaded. While waiting, you can select the amount of jobs that are available then and wait so once new jobs come out, you can have to add one/two more and you'll get a full load!

If you dislike waiting and have tons of bux, another way would be refreshing the jobs; it costs 4bux per try and you might not get the jobs you want too.
2. Big Cities
There are more jobs in bigger cities (blue dots / red dots) but it also costs more so it's good to save up and deliver more jobs while you can. Additionally, it is recommended to buy cities at the edge of your plane's flight range(green circle as seen below) for better expansion. But for beginners, nearby cities would be helpful in earning you coins in a shorter time frame.
3. Plane Parts
It may seem easier to buy the whole plane but it costs much more and bux are hard to come by. Example, Pearjet: 79bux, Parts of Pearjet: 14bux each, and you just need 3 parts + building of plane: 14bux so total will be 56bux, saved 23bux!! One thing to take note, those highlighted in green means you have a part of that model and those are the remaining parts to complete. If you buy an extra part by accident, it will be a loss to sell them as it's can only be exchanged with coins!
4. Upgrading Works
You can earn more by upgrading your planes and the costs for upgrading different models varies. It does cost quite a few bux for full upgrade so I would recommend a basic 5% upgrade if you need your plane to reach a slightly wider range, I usually upgrade on range only:)
5. Flight Crew
A faster way to earn larger amount of bux & planes! Below are some of the flight crews I found through google. All you have to do is to join any one of the flight crews listed below and then send 5 passengers or cartons to the designated place where the event is about to take place. And you'll get the prizes credited to your account within 24 hours after the event ends! :)

The rankings are based on the event: Computer Failure in Singapore.
1. Toucharcade
This flight crew is always topping the list. I have received quite a few bux, together with P-40 Warhawk, Sea Knight and Starship by completing events with this crew.
2. Reddit
3. IGN
These two flight crews are ranked in the Top 10, so if you prefer prizes in the Top 10 category, example for the recent event: Computer Failure in Singapore, the prizes for 1st place is only 30 bux while Top 10 gets 45 bux.
4. Rllmuk
This is currently in Top 100.

More detailed information from developers of PP here :)

Giveaway (Plane Parts)
1. Add me on Game Center; Username: that-randomgirl
2. Leave a comment on which plane parts you need (max. 3 parts per user) and prices of plane parts to be 10bux or less.
3. Give me 1-2days to send them to you and enjoy! It would be great if you could leave a comment saying you're received them;)

(If anyone wants to trade, do leave a comment too!)


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