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(Vice)   Flight simulators are cool. So here's a Passenger simulator. Downloadable content to include getting your dog killed in an overhead bin, having the flight diverted because of a racist woman's tirade, and getting dragged off the plane by your wrists   ( motherboard.vice.com) divider line
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2018-09-14 01:06:30 PM  
Flight Simulator is expected to take off Fall 2019 on PC.

If you install it in Chicago, each time you play you'll be required to wait 1-3 hours before it even starts.
 
2018-09-14 03:38:00 PM  

koder: Flight Simulator is expected to take off Fall 2019 on PC.

If you install it in Chicago, each time you play you'll be required to wait 1-3 hours before it even starts.


And then you spend several hours bodily crammed into the smallest volume possible. By the way, did y'all know that Amtrak long distance service is being gradually, and apparently intentionally, destroyed from the inside?
 
2018-09-14 04:07:52 PM  
If there isn't an option to be assigned the center seat with a 400lb person on either side of you the realism isn't there.
 
2018-09-14 04:08:48 PM  
Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals on board?
 
2018-09-14 04:16:26 PM  
Hammurabi, I beg to report to you.
On Flight 2083 from Chicago to Phoenix, 0 people starved.
4 standby passengers joined the flight.
First class tickets are selling for $1253
Drink tickets in coach are selling for $6
You have 12 coach seats empty.

/you played in on your Apple ][
//and had an onion on your belt
///slashies
 
2018-09-14 04:20:22 PM  
I want an Airport Simulator with a smoking lounge so I can relive the glory days.
 
2018-09-14 04:21:33 PM  

TylerParry: I want an Airport Simulator with a smoking lounge so I can relive the glory days.


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2018-09-14 04:22:05 PM  

Snarfangel: Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals on board?


Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals screaming babies on board?

FTFY
 
2018-09-14 04:26:14 PM  
without smells it's just not realistic. Last flight I was on my neighbor had bologna breath.
And the simulator doesn't work without a trip to the bathroom and that chemical smell.

And I notice in the simulator that there isn't a 300 pound woman next to you trying to constantly raise your armrest so she can blob over into your seat, with her hot fat folds pressing against you, making you sweat from the waves of heat rolling off her body.

Totally unrealistic!
 
2018-09-14 04:26:47 PM  

flamark: Snarfangel: Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals on board?

Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals screaming babies on board?

FTFY


You know, there could be a special section for service animals, screaming babies, and enormously fat people at the back of the plane.
 
2018-09-14 04:26:52 PM  
Do all of the meal options still result in a stale turkey sandwich?
 
2018-09-14 04:29:34 PM  
Don't forget to stuff your legs into a 13 gallon trash can for the full VR experience.
 
2018-09-14 04:44:22 PM  
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2018-09-14 05:03:18 PM  
My worst travel experience was missing my connecting flight in Houston by about five minutes, then being forced to spend a sleepless night in the airport. They upgraded me to first class the next day, but even then we waited a couple hours on the tarmac after leaving the gate for a storm to pass by. When I finally got home I slept for 18 hours.

Will the game let you simulate that in realtime?
 
2018-09-14 05:14:38 PM  
This sounds like it's slightly better than watching the grass grow.
 
2018-09-14 05:19:26 PM  

Snarfangel: flamark: Snarfangel: Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals on board?

Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals screaming babies on board?

FTFY

You know, there could be a special section for service animals, screaming babies, and enormously fat people at the back of the plane. in the cargo hold


FTFY
 
2018-09-14 05:31:06 PM  
I'm gonna try to beat Wade Boggs' record of drinking more than 70 beers in a single cross-country flight!
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2018-09-14 05:40:39 PM  
Earlier this year I flew to Taiwan to visit my wife's extended family. For about a month after that trip I'd get sort of a panicky feeling if I even thought about getting on a plane. Why you would play a game that lets you emulate that experience is completely beyond me.

/ I get the exposure therapy argument, I really do.
// But I would probably rather spend the time learning to play my thumbs like a wind instrument or figuring out how to do those stupid pen tricks
 
2018-09-14 05:44:00 PM  
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2018-09-14 06:15:20 PM  

Snarfangel: TylerParry: I want an Airport Simulator with a smoking lounge so I can relive the glory days.

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Is that supposed to look like a cigarette ad?
cuz it does.
 
2018-09-14 06:25:28 PM  

skyotter: I'm gonna try to beat Wade Boggs' record of drinking more than 70 beers in a single cross-country flight!
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Assuming US;
70 beers in 3 hours.
Huh.
Good luck.
We're all counting our chickens...wait.
I'm a pretty big person, not giant, 6' 0" -  200 - 210 lbs.
I have a fairly high tolerance, I think.
Dude I can only drink like 3 Steel Reserve  24 oz cans an hour.

That's a 6 pack of normal cans.  I can keep this up for probably 3 hours.  That puts me at 3/4 of a case of 8.1% alcohol in 3 hours.  At that point, dishes are done man, game over.  Andre the giant, maybe, Wade Boggs...no farking way, at least no way he's walking off the plane.

I put way too much thought into this.
 
2018-09-14 06:36:50 PM  

FrancoFile: Hammurabi, I beg to report to you.
On Flight 2083 from Chicago to Phoenix, 0 people starved.
4 standby passengers joined the flight.
First class tickets are selling for $1253
Drink tickets in coach are selling for $6
You have 12 coach seats empty.

/you played in on your Apple ][
//and had an onion on your belt
///slashies


Actually, a PC Clone, but multiple smarts for this blast from the past.
 
2018-09-14 06:37:45 PM  
It could be made more fun if they added a "Drunk getting frog-marched/tossed off the plane" feature. In real life that is highly entertaining and makes for a great start to a trip.
 
2018-09-14 06:39:04 PM  
I'll immediately go for my "Take a dump on the beverage cart" badge
 
2018-09-14 06:39:20 PM  

skyotter: I'm gonna try to beat Wade Boggs' record of drinking more than 70 beers in a single cross-country flight!
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RIP Wade Boggs
 
2018-09-14 06:55:47 PM  
Bullshiat you can read a whole novel on there, I can never get more than three pages into even the most thrilling novel on a plane before blacking out.
 
2018-09-14 07:40:40 PM  
I need to get this on my laptop, play it on a flight, broadcast on twitch, and get my seatmate to livestream himself watching the twitch channel. I'm not exactly sure how wormholes/time travel work, but that oughta break some sh*t on a universal scale...
 
2018-09-14 07:56:01 PM  
Let me know when they release the bang the skywaitress expansion pack.
 
2018-09-14 08:09:43 PM  

almejita: skyotter: I'm gonna try to beat Wade Boggs' record of drinking more than 70 beers in a single cross-country flight!
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Assuming US;
70 beers in 3 hours.
Huh.
Good luck.
We're all counting our chickens...wait.
I'm a pretty big person, not giant, 6' 0" -  200 - 210 lbs.
I have a fairly high tolerance, I think.
Dude I can only drink like 3 Steel Reserve  24 oz cans an hour.

That's a 6 pack of normal cans.  I can keep this up for probably 3 hours.  That puts me at 3/4 of a case of 8.1% alcohol in 3 hours.  At that point, dishes are done man, game over.  Andre the giant, maybe, Wade Boggs...no farking way, at least no way he's walking off the plane.

I put way too much thought into this.


A cross country flight takes more than 3 hours. My record is about 16 rum and cokes, but that was in first class.
 
2018-09-14 09:08:34 PM  

drsewell: If there isn't an option to be assigned the center seat with a 400lb person on either side of you the realism isn't there.


Don't need forget the random drunk white lady screaming she's allergic to dogs, random black lady getting in a fight with another black lady, Asian lady throwing coins in the engine for luck, stupid white guy saying he has a bomb, and that's just the tip of the passenger craziness!
 
2018-09-14 09:11:21 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: FrancoFile: Hammurabi, I beg to report to you.
On Flight 2083 from Chicago to Phoenix, 0 people starved.
4 standby passengers joined the flight.
First class tickets are selling for $1253
Drink tickets in coach are selling for $6
You have 12 coach seats empty.

/you played in on your Apple ][
//and had an onion on your belt
///slashies

Actually, a PC Clone, but multiple smarts for this blast from the past.


I'd play it on a Laser 128 fir extra cred.
 
2018-09-14 10:22:16 PM  
I assume it has a cheat code to enable the mile high club.
 
2018-09-14 11:59:51 PM  

davidphogan: almejita: skyotter: I'm gonna try to beat Wade Boggs' record of drinking more than 70 beers in a single cross-country flight!
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Assuming US;
70 beers in 3 hours.
Huh.
Good luck.
We're all counting our chickens...wait.
I'm a pretty big person, not giant, 6' 0" -  200 - 210 lbs.
I have a fairly high tolerance, I think.
Dude I can only drink like 3 Steel Reserve  24 oz cans an hour.

That's a 6 pack of normal cans.  I can keep this up for probably 3 hours.  That puts me at 3/4 of a case of 8.1% alcohol in 3 hours.  At that point, dishes are done man, game over.  Andre the giant, maybe, Wade Boggs...no farking way, at least no way he's walking off the plane.

I put way too much thought into this.

A cross country flight takes more than 3 hours. My record is about 16 rum and cokes, but that was in first class.


I looked up some flights from New York to Seattle (where Wade Boggs -- rest in peace, miss you Boss Hogg -- supposedly drank 70 beers), and those flights all take around 6 hours.  Now, he was in a chartered flight, so that's not going to take quite so long, but I think you're still probably looking at 4.5-5 hours.
 
2018-09-15 03:28:58 AM  

davidphogan: almejita: skyotter: I'm gonna try to beat Wade Boggs' record of drinking more than 70 beers in a single cross-country flight!
[img.fark.net image 606x446]

Assuming US;
70 beers in 3 hours.
Huh.
Good luck.
We're all counting our chickens...wait.
I'm a pretty big person, not giant, 6' 0" -  200 - 210 lbs.
I have a fairly high tolerance, I think.
Dude I can only drink like 3 Steel Reserve  24 oz cans an hour.

That's a 6 pack of normal cans.  I can keep this up for probably 3 hours.  That puts me at 3/4 of a case of 8.1% alcohol in 3 hours.  At that point, dishes are done man, game over.  Andre the giant, maybe, Wade Boggs...no farking way, at least no way he's walking off the plane.

I put way too much thought into this.

A cross country flight takes more than 3 hours. My record is about 16 rum and cokes, but that was in first class.


A cross country flight takes more than 16 minutes  even in first.
 
2018-09-15 09:19:02 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: Earlier this year I flew to Taiwan to visit my wife's extended family. For about a month after that trip I'd get sort of a panicky feeling if I even thought about getting on a plane. Why you would play a game that lets you emulate that experience is completely beyond me.

/ I get the exposure therapy argument, I really do.
// But I would probably rather spend the time learning to play my thumbs like a wind instrument or figuring out how to do those stupid pen tricks


Did something happen to you on the flight, or are you just a spazz? I flew to Hong Hong via Taiwan for a 3 night trip last year and I just slept or watched a movie like a normal person. The worst part of the flight was that there is nothing, NOTHING, open in Taipei aeroport at 04:00
 
2018-09-15 11:27:51 AM  

comrade: And I notice in the simulator that there isn't a 300 pound woman next to you trying to constantly raise your armrest so she can blob over into your seat, with her hot fat folds pressing against you, making you sweat from the waves of heat rolling off her body.

Totally unrealistic!


Dude. I had one of those. Not only did she waddle up and just lift the arm rest without asking and farking plop down on my leg so she was 1/3rd into my seat, she actually farking asked if I could scooch over a bit. 3 hours of this sweaty greasy ham pushing me into the side of the plane. I asked the air waitress if I could move, but there were no empty seats. Plus hamhock got mad at me for asking and gave me stank-eye for the rest of the trip.
 
2018-09-15 11:29:49 AM  

Snarfangel: flamark: Snarfangel: Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals on board?

Can I punch people who bring their pets service animals screaming babies on board?

FTFY

You know, there could be a special section for service animals, screaming babies, and enormously fat people at the back of the plane.


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