Hello i have an idea. The Realistic Boarding Feature.
Since we got the realistic international stand feature I’ve been thinking about this.
It is now time to share it with the you, and getting some more input and thoughts.
The Realistic Boarding Feature,
is a per stand toggle button called.
In game and with this feature set to on. For that individual stand, the de-boarding and boarding phase will be determined by how full the flight is.
For this illustration the number is set to 80%.
How it works.
If a flight is less than 80% full when arriving AND departing the de-boarding and boarding will behave like in-game today.
If a flight is filled to 80% or more when arriving OR departing an extra door and stairs will be used for de-boarding and boarding.
For medium and large aircraft.
Seat X or above will use aft entrance, if entrance is used.
This numbers have to be figured out and balanced.
So the examples below will be used throughout the turnaround.
Medium stand with gate.
With realistic boarding on.
Flight A123 arrives with 95% passengers.
Gate to front door, stairs to aft door.
Passengers de-boarding from aft door will go up to the gate via stairs.
(shown later in this presentation)
Flight A124 will then depart with 50% passengers.
But since the flight arriving had 80% or more, the aft door will be used for boarding as well.
Big stand with gate.
No difference here because 2 jet-ways is enough.
So no need for changing anything here.
On stands with no gate, the same principle applies,
with the following formula.
1 stair truck = 1 bus.
Medium stand with no gate.
Flight B456 arrives with 45% passengers.
Departing flight B567 has 95% passengers.
So stairs to front door and aft door.
And since we use two stairs there would be two buses.
This would be for both de-boarding and boarding.
Big stand with no gate.
If less than 80% arriving AND departing.
Two stairs to the first and second door.
(not first and aft door like today)
If more than 80% arriving OR departing.
Two stairs to the first and second door.
An additional stair to the aft door.
Again 1 stair = 1 bus.
So it will always be two and a maximum of three.
The gate stairs
So one thing that needs to be added is the gate stairs so arriving and departing passengers can reach the aft door.
And I propose adding a little building where the fixed and movable part of the Jetway meets. In game it will work like the elevator does in A35. No moving parts and nothing visible. The passenger goes in on the ground floor, and “spawns” at the gate entrance and vice versa.
So in this picture I imagine that the black box is a building.
And the round joint where the fixed part and the movable part of the gate meets, is moved forward.
The light can still be there it will just be on the roof instead (no pole).
And where the arrows are, is the entrance from the ground floor.
I think adding a small roof will be a good idea to “hide” the entrance doors"
Then add that blue walk path that is on stands with no gate already.
And thus passengers using aft door can go up to the gate.
Also I want to point out again, that it needs to be a per stand toggle button.
Because activating this for 20-30 stands at once will not work.
But for simplicity in coding I believe it should be a fixed number.
So the feature is either used or not used per flight (arriving and departing from the same stand).
Why implement this?
For those who want some more realism.
I also believe it will bring a good late game upgrade and logistics problem to the average player.
Because you need the funding, since you will need many buses and stair trucks.
I also believe it will give more depth to the overall experience.
What now? How?
Well here is what I do know.
We already have most of the features.
We have busses.
Depending on stand zise one or two arrives.
Putting one more is doable on both medium and big stand.
We have stairs that uses front door of medium aircraft.
We also need for aft door.
We have stairs that uses front and aft doors of big aircraft.
We need for the second door also.
We have the possibility to move people from one floor to another.
“Elevator” in A35
Big stands with two jet-ways we have.
We don’t have
Stairs that goes from the gate to ground level on medium stands.
Code for determination what entrance the passenger should use.
Should be doable.
Thank you for your attention.