Passengers get off their flight and instead of going to baggage claim, they hang around the airport and then get on another flight!
Why it should be implemented:
I think it will add some more depth to the game, like it makes the CEO think about how they want to set up their airport more and it takes away some passengers from going through security and check in.
In the comments section of Dev Blog 145 (not the blog itself). Someone asked about connecting flights, Olof’s response was
Connecting flights is not something we’ve planned and not something that is very unlikely to implemented. The game is already complex enough and connecting flights would be a whole new level of complexity with very little value added.
I didn’t know that people still were talking on here!
I still believe that it would make a great addition since it just seems very important in terms of realism. Personally, most flights I take require a connection due to MSP not being a totally connected airport internationally due to my destinations either not being offered directly or it being cheaper to have a connection in Chicago for example. I’m not a developer so I don’t know the complexity behind the scenes, but it seems like all the other highly requested features are getting implemented. Also, Sim airport has this and although these are 2 different games, it has added to my enjoyment through realism.