Hi IFC, as I’m sure many you are aware of or could relate to flying realistically in this simulator can bring great joy and satisfaction. Don’t get me wrong there is absolutely nothing wrong with not doing so as many of you enjoy flying this way, though this is for those of the community like myself aiming to achieve a more realistic flying experience.
An idea that I have personally come up with, that I believe could or should be added in future updates, is ‘automatic gate selection’. At the moment when preparing for a flight selecting an airport to takeoff/depart from takes you to a random gate in a random terminal (that is usually a suitable size for your aircraft). However this is very unrealistic because it does not necessarily select the correct gate or terminal that your airline or desired route would use to board passengers and take on luggage/freight from.
For example if you were flying a route from KSFO to PHNL with United, automatic gate selection could automatically spawn your aircraft at San Francisco’s domestic terminal 3 (served by United), rather than a random location in that airport. How would the simulator know if you’re route is international or domestic? Well, an option asking to include your desired route from _ _ _ to _ _ _ could be implemented, or another option such as one simply asking if you’re route is international or domestic could be used.
*disclaimer I’m not 100% sure if this would be possible or desired by the community, though please let me know what you think of this suggested Infinite Flight feature. Thank you. :)