After playing this great game for over a year now, I have come upon a situation that bugs me.
I do not open my airport until it is completely built, tested and proven with traffic and pax and all the different aspects.
I build big airports, and I spend a lot of time planning them and trying to accommodate the estimated thousands of people that will go through in a day.
I am wondering now if those efforts are worth while.
For instance, I built 5 passport checks into the international zone and 5 out of it. When the PAX walk into the area, they all line up for one station.
When the pax leave the security area, which has 5 security exits, they all use 1 of them.
When 3 or 4 planes are debarking at the same time, all the passengers get into a single file line, walk directly next to the wall and all fill into the same lines, queues, exits, escalators, etc.
If I am figuring this path thing out, it seems that I could just make the terminal 2 squares wide and not bother with anything else. It kinda takes the fun out of having those 2544 people scattered throughout the zones and not all scrunched into marching like an army through it.
I don’t think it presents a challenge to the player.
It basically means that if you can build square terminals that are wide enough to accommodate a single line of people, then you have reached the main goal of the game.
Out of all the escalators, elevators, security stands, exits, gates and additional things i put into the airport design are not even used, so I wonder if it’s worth the effort.