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  • #37773

    Vipul Goel
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    Can anyone tell me what is Rpk ?

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    #111928

    Darth
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    Either a typo or you are referring to a Russian made light machine gun.

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    #111934

    Vipul Goel
    Member

    I dont know what it is….but it is not a typo. I am refering to Rpk. If anyone knows about it, I will appreciate his/her answer.
    Thanks

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    #111937

    Tim F
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    According to http://www.acronymfinder.com/, it could be:RPK Random Player Killing (gaming)
    RPK Revenue Passenger Kilometre
    RPK Ruchnoi Pulemet Kalashnikov (Soviet Light Machinegun)Any of these sound promising? Are you sure its not Ppk?Tim F

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    #111940

    Mikel
    Member

    Perhaps you could help us with a context? Like where did you hear or see the term?

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    #111941

    Vipul Goel
    Member

    I got comment from my customer saying that Rpk is misleading metrics. Now I am in nowhere of the world finding the meaning of Rpk.
    Can anyone help or do I have to ask him shamelessly about it :(

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    #111943

    Mikel
    Member

    Give me his name and email address and I’ll ask him. I don’t think he knows what he is talking about.
    Besides, it will give miker a break for a short while.

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    #148995

    anon
    Participant

    its random player killing anti rpk clans protect players from pkers

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    #149001

    GomezAdams
    Participant

    Ask Yoshi.
    I think it is Japanese for Cpk.

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    #149007

    Ropp
    Participant

    You can’t  meet the customer’s requirements if you don;t know what they are.
    Just say something to the effect that you are familiar with ppk and cpk and cpm etc. but that you need calarification from him/her to meet satisfy their expectations/requirements.
     
    That is all there is to it.

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    #149011

    Craig
    Participant

    I agree that Rpk is very misleading. No one knows what the heck it is. The same holds true for Apk, Bpk, Dpk, etc.

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    #149017

    Yoshi
    Member

    I don’t know Ra, Rp, or Rpk because I don’t know about surface finish.

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    #149022

    RPK
    Member

    Do you mean the benchmark RPK?
     
    Abbreviation for “revenue passenger kilometer,” it is one of the benchmarks for measuring the size of airlines. If an airline flies a plane carrying 100 paying passengers 1,000 kilometers, that flight would count for 100,000 RPK’s toward the airline’s total. Deadheading crewmembers, standby passengers, and the like do not count toward the total. Empty seats also do not count toward the total.
    The RPK is the preferred way of measuring an airline’s size over simple passenger carriage or fleet size figures, because:
    1.       It distinguishes between airlines with large and small route networks. British Airways, for instance, doesn’t carry as many passengers as US Airways or All Nippon Airways, but is clearly a larger airline in scope and would turn over more RPK’s in a year.
    2.       As a corollary to the above, it better approximates how much money an airline makes and spends in its operations, because larger aircraft on longer routes make, and cost, more money.
    In terms of RPK’s, the top 10 airlines in the world are:
    1.       United Airlines
    2.       American Airlines
    3.       Delta Airlines
    4.       Northwest Airlines
    5.       British Airways
    6.       Continental Airlines
    7.       Air France
    8.       Lufthansa
    9.       Japan Airlines
    10.    US Airways
    The ASK is sometimes used for the same purpose, but is considered a less reliable statistic. The FTK is used to rank cargo carriers.
     
    ASK is an abbreviation for available seat kilometer. In parallel with the RPK, it is used in judging the size of airlines. Where the RPK measures an airline’s actual traffic, the ASK measures an airline’s potential traffic: how many RPK’s the airline would pull if every airplane were full of paying passengers.
    The main drawback with the ASK is that it doesn’t give any indication of whether an airline’s load factors are good. An airline with a high ASK figure but few passengers could well be driving itself into the ground. However, since the advent of computerized reservation systems like Sabre and Apollo, as well as web sites like Priceline, RPK and ASK figures tend to be fairly close, since most airlines can fill their seats with little difficulty.

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