Release Notes

Latest Version: v1.1.2.9 (Beta: v1.2.0.13)

Stable


– FIXED Beta switch warning message not acknowledging


– FIXED Human Resources area variable error


– FIXED crew member disappearing from B777-300 seat map when seat belt automation is turned on
– FIXED MD-88 seat map sometimes giving an out of range error


– FIXED service announcements repeating in ‘Just Fly’ mode or when service is free


– ADDED McDonnell Douglas MD-88 seat map
– ADDED Boeing B787-9 seat map
– ADDED Airbus A321neo seat map
– ADDED Boeing B737-500 seat map
– ADDED sound pack Aer Lingus UK
– ADDED sound pack Air Corsica
– ADDED sound pack Air North
– ADDED sound pack Alliance Airlines
– ADDED sound pack Bonza
– ADDED sound pack Eastern Airways
– ADDED sound pack French Bee
– ADDED sound pack Jet2
– ADDED sound pack Jetstar AU
– ADDED sound pack LoganAir
– ADDED sound pack Norse Atlantic UK
– ADDED sound pack Qantas
– ADDED sound pack Rex
– ADDED sound pack Ryanair UK
– ADDED sound pack Skytrans
– ADDED sound pack Transavia
– ADDED sound pack TUI Airways UK
– ADDED sound pack Virgin Australia
– ADDED sound pack Wizz Air UK
– ADDED new Passenger2 VA partner, The Delta Virtual, to the virtual airline list on ‘create an airline’
– IMPROVED audio performance- FIXED boarding complete English AU (Male) announcement cutting off


– FIXED aircraft list missing seat maps
– FIXED typos in the catering manager


– ADDED B757-200 seat map
– ADDED DHC-6 Twin Otter seat map
– ADDED if an airport is missing from the database when setting up a flight, the development team will be automatically alerted
– ADDED sound pack Alaska Airlines
– ADDED sound pack Allegiant Air
– ADDED sound pack Avelo Airlines
– ADDED sound pack Breeze Airways
– ADDED sound pack Frontier Airlines
– ADDED sound pack Hawaiian Airlines
– ADDED sound pack JetBlue
– ADDED sound pack Spirit Airlines
– ADDED sound pack Sun Country Airlines


– FIXED a bug where company reputation achievements would sometimes not be achieved
– FIXED an AM/PM error at some airports
– REMOVED 10% reputation penalty when not completing a flight using live pricing
– ADJUSTED passenger satisfaction algorithm to boost passenger satisfaction level with further in-flight services
– PERFORMANCE improvements

– ADDED Dutch announcement language pack. Translation credit: Marguerite Taal, Oud-Beijerland
– FIXED a bug where using live pricing would add an extra 10% to the company rating at the end of the flight
– FIXED a bug that would allow your airline reputation to drop below 0

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You must now enter a serial number to activate Passenger2! You can no longer use your website username and password to access Passenger2. A serial number has been assigned to you. You can view your serial number by logging into your account at www.passenger2.com/account, navigating to “orders,” and clicking on your order number.

– ADDED B767-300ER seat map
– ADDED English Australian announcement and captain language pack
– CHANGED the way Passenger2 activates

– NEW FEATURE Live Pricing (see below)
– UPDATED Passenger2Bridge to V3 (see below)
– UPDATED Passenger2Bridge now opens when you open Passenger2 and closes when you exit Passenger2. This stops multiple bridges from opening, causing data conflicts
– UPDATED passenger satisfaction algorithm to increase satisfaction more on long-haul flights
– FIXED some audio not playing from some sound packs
– FIXED a rare error of first-class passengers not being set
– FIXED unit price of cologne being too high on higher quality catering contracts

LIVE PRICING
Live pricing is a new feature that allows you more control over your ticket prices in career mode. You are given a ticket ‘booking window’ of 45 seconds. This ‘booking window’ is the amount of time you have to sell tickets. When the ‘booking window’ is open, you can change your ticket prices as much as you want to fill your seats and earn the most money. The cheaper the prices, the more sales you will get, but the lower your income. The higher the prices, the fewer seats will sell. However, your income will be higher. How will you manage your pricing?

PASSENGER2BRIDGE V3
The Passenger2Bridge manages the connection with FSUIPC and sends data to Passenger2. Version 3 comes with significant improvements, such as self-closing when Passenger2 closes. Airports below sea level (such as EHAM) will be read with accurate data, including better landing detection. There are also many under-the-bonnet improvements to improve data accuracy and foundations for future features, such as the return of live route maps.

– FIXED company rating not adding/deducting correctly

– ADDED seat map A320neo
– FIXED deduction of more company reputation than stated
– FIXED French announcement saying “volume” instead of “vol”

– ADDED sound pack Delta
– ADDED sound pack easyJet UK
– ADDED sound pack Southwest
– ADDED sound pack United
– ADDED sound pack Virgin Atlantic
– UPDATED French annoucements. Translation credit: Hakim
– UPDATED end of flight algorithm to calculate pilot and airline ratings better
– UPDATED pilot report to allow the option to go back to the flight data report by pressing the current report button again
– UPDATED staff on strike algorithm to increase satisfaction immediately after a pay rise
– UPDATED catering manager to fix rare occurrences of all products being free to purchase
– FIXED aircraft beacon and strobe lights being turned on by Passenger2Bridge
– FIXED comments repeated on flight report
– FIXED being charged to cancel a contract when the minimum term has expired
– FIXED evacuating causes an error

– NEW seat map: A319
– FIXED A320 seat map showing A319
– FIXED wrong aircraft being purchased in aircraft manager

– Introduction of the beta branch! (see notes below)
– Passenger2Bridge reverted to the old version
– Passenger2Bridge self-close temporally disabled
– Passenger2 Live fixed and enabled (option to hide your username in settings)
– Improvements to updater
– ADDED release notes button to update available prompt


– Improvements to passenger2bridge to further fix airports below sea level and self-close
– Improvements to inflight service reputation changes
– Fixed a bug where airline reputation would go over 100%
– Fixed a rare bug where the threat of staff strike would lead to an error


– NEW instant board button
– NEW default master volume setting
– NEW pushback detection setting (see manual)
– NEW IFE display lock
– Added a delay to the crew starting inflight service – they will start once the service announcement is finished
– Improved boarding algorithm to make boarding more smooth
– Interphone ring volume reduced by 50%
– Fixed airports below sea level not outputting data
– Fixed crash when pressing the period key when setting prices in the catering manager
– Fixed crash when removing croissants from the menu
– Fixed the A330-300 seat map not displaying dimmed cabin lights
– Fixed a bug where interphone calls would not be answerable when in another menu
– Fixed a bug where the service menu would not close when selecting a service
– Fixed a bug in the catering manager where menu navigation buttons would be in the wrong place when closing product details


– New seat map: MD-82 (new style)
– New API for validating airports. Validating is quicker, and departure city are taken from the nearest cities rather than towns.
– Added VirtualUA partner to virtual airlines list on ‘create an airline’
– Added vSWA partner to virtual airlines list on ‘create an airline’
– Added internal updater. All future updates will be downloaded from Passenger2 internally
– Added volume control for safety video
– Added descent announcement automation
– Added warning if not announced descent if descent is detected
– Announcements overhauled to give them a more cabin PA sound
– Announcements in German have been updated. Translation credit: Domenic Winkler
– Adjusted pilot rating algorithm to make point scoring fairer
– Adjusted default volume to start at 50%
– Adjusted speed-up boarding button to disable when boarding is set at full speed
– Adjusted service automation to stop services being performed when the seatbelt sign is on
– Adjusted seatbelt automation to automatically turn on/off at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)
– Changed when boarding music stops to ‘boarding complete’ instead of ‘doors automatic.’
– Changed metric units to European rotations instead of British.
– Minor performance improvements
– Fixed automation toggle switches not changing when toggled
– Fixed missing special character ‘Ł’ ‘ł’
– Fixed boarding music playing when a flight has ended
– Fixed a memory leak caused when playing a safety video
– Fixed food and drink button not disabling when service is already active
– Fixed a crew member disappearing from B737-800 seat map after service is completed


– Refreshed UI
– Removed dark mode as refreshed UI is dark
– Flight buttons have a new clearer look
– Simplified flight phases. Flight phases have been reduced from 9 to 3, ‘on ground’, ‘in-fight’ and ‘landed’
– Simplified pilot rating to stop incorrect penalties from being applied
– Updated the way boarding speeds are managed
– Adjusted trash collection service time to make them quicker in order to speed up cabin secure for landing
– Fixed a bug where seatbelt signs controlled from the flight deck would change itself
– Fixed a bug where manual seatbelt signs would turn off after take-off
– Fixed a bug where sometimes the disembark button would not appear
– Fixed a bug where company rating would sometimes decrease instead of increasing
– Fixed a bug where the B777-300 seat map would error on load
– Fixed a bug where the A330-300 seat map would freeze during boarding
– Fixed a rare disconnection problem
– Fixed a rare bug where SimBrief would miss zeros from time imports


– Fixed a rare error of airline IATA not being set when completing a flight using ‘Just Fly’ mode
– Fixed a bug where company reputation and passengers could enter minus
– Fixed a bug where your flight information, during create a flight, would be clipped if the airline name was long
– Fixed a bug where the actual departure time on reports would show ‘xx:70’
– Fixed a visual bug where the emergency close button would not change to dark mode colours until rolled over
– Adjusted ‘Doors Manual’ button to fix a rare issue where the disembark button would not appear after pressing
– Adjusted flight deck check-in calls to fix an isolated issue where the respond buttons would not work
– Adjusted the airline reputation algorithm for bad-quality food complaints
– Adjusted the way Passenger comments are logged to stop multiple comments of the same nature
– Swapped the ‘boarding length’ and ‘cancel flight’ buttons around to avoid accidentally clicking on ‘cancel flight’


– Further fix to missing special characters
– Fix for attempting to evacuate the aircraft before it has boarded would cause an error
– Fixed a visual bug where the boarding button would flash when the crew are boarding
– Fix a bug where specific safety videos would appear larger than the ‘IFE Screen’
– Fixed an issue where the 787-10 seat map would sometimes freeze, assigning first class passengers on ‘Just Fly’ mode
– Adjusted the way landing is detected to stop a rare occasion where landing would be detected during descent
– Adjusted the way airline rating change is calculated after a flight
– Added a ‘door mode’ button to change door mode and flight phase after boarding manually. See the manual for details


– Fixed an issue with Passenger2 Live not sending data on career mode.
– Added a scaling option to assist users with high-resolution monitors. Press “+” and “-” to scale the Passenger2 window up and down


– Fixed Passenger2 Live
– The update button when a new version is available will now automatically download the new installer without needing to go through the website.


– Fixed a rare issue where an error would occur starting a flight after API timeout
– Fixed an issue where sometimes the last flight performed would not save
– Fixed an issue where ending a flight would give an ‘ADT_math’ error
– Fixed an issue where special characters in text were missing from the top bar
– Fixed an isolated issue where the interphone would keep ringing after being answered
– Fixed a validation error when creating an airline with $0 investment
– Debug code applied to assist with incorrect FSUIPC disconnection messages
– A debug code is applied to the boarding button to stop it from disappearing before boarding has started.
– Added a function to allow users to skip selecting a logo in ‘Just Fly’ mode
– Added a ‘doors to manual’ button during taxi after arrival to bypass phase when ‘at gate’ is not detected. (see manual)


– Fixed an issue where Sim Brief importing would give invalid arrival times when landing after 00:00
– Fixed an issue where ending a flight on ‘Just Fly’ mode would give an ‘HR Satisfaction’ error
– Automation for descent has been temporarily disabled to avoid issues with phases of flight skipping. A permanent fix is in progress. (Activate descent phase from Flight Deck -> Announce Descent)
– Fixed missing special characters in airport names
– Fixed various typos

Fix applied to an issue where some users were receiving an error about version check when starting Passenger2.

Urgent fix applied to the following issues:

– Crash when trying to switch to dark mode
– Crash when starting a flight in ‘just fly’ mode

This is the first release of Passenger2.

Beta


– FIXED aircraft sometimes disappearing
– FIXED bank balance sometimes showing $0


– Rare error fixes


– Changes in stable v1.1.2.8. See stable branch release notes


– FIXED fleet bonus being a minus amount
– UPDATED flown hours will now show hours and minutes in aircraft details (hangar area)
– Changes in stable v1.1.2.7. See stable branch release notes


– Changes in stable v1.1.2.6. See stable branch release notes


– ADDED Aircraft state of repair impacts passenger satisfaction
– ADDED Aircraft leasing is displayed on the End Of Flight Report
– FIXED Bombardier CRJ900 showing the wrong icon in the hangar
– FIXED Text overlapping some images in the hangar

Also added are the changes in stable v1.1.2.5. See stable branch release notes.


– FIXED aircraft maintenance percentage display sometimes not showing in ‘Manage Aircraft’
– FIXED fleet size showing wrong number in Pilot Portal company information.
– FIXED service speed being too fast


– FIXES from stable v1.1.2.4 (see stable release notes)
– IMPROVEMENTS under the hood and foundations laid for the next stage of beta


– FIXED configuring Airbus A330-300 in hanger, causing a crash
– FIXED flown hours showing 0 when buying a used aircraft
– FIXED allowing multiple buys of the same used aircraft offer per day
– IMPROVED maintenance costs. Higher maintenance costs for older aircraft


– FIXED first-class cabin “overbooking” in career mode, leading to a freeze
– FIXED allowing first-class cabin assignment on small/general aviation aircraft


– See stable release notes v1.1.2.3


– FIXED first-class assigning incorrect number of seats
– FIXED boarding freezing when a first cabin is configured

– FIXED first-class cabin showing less seats than assigned.


– NEW hanger area
– NEW buy used aircraft
– NEW lease aircraft
– NEW upgrade aircraft
– NEW configure aircraft cabins
– NEW aircraft maintenance
– NEW aircraft management system

PLEASE VISIT PASSENGER2.COM/BETA FOR FULL INFORMATION REGARDING THE FLEET MANAGEMENT FEATURES.

– Beta is now inline with stable. Beta will be updated soon with our next features of maintenance, upgrades and leasing. 

– NEW Passenger2Bridge (V3) (see below)
– UPDATED passenger satisfaction algorithm to increase satisfaction more on long-haul flights
– UPDATED Live Pricing with background music to make the booking window more exciting. (can be muted)

PASSENGER2BRIDGE V3
We would love for you to test Passenger2Bridge V3. The Passenger2Bridge manages the connection with FSUIPC and sends data to Passenger2. Version 3 comes with significant improvements, such as self-closing when Passenger2 closes. This replaces the beta code that was causing some UAC prompts from Windows. Airports below sea level (such as EHAM) will be read with accurate data, including better landing detection. There are also many under-the-bonnet improvements to improve data accuracy and foundations for future features, such as the return of live route maps. You can test Passenger2Bridge V3 by activating Beta Bridge in the settings menu. Thanks for testing, and please provide feedback following your flight.

– NEW FEATURE Live Pricing. (see below)
– REMOVED Passenger2Bridge v2.0.1 Beta to allow further development

LIVE PRICING NOTES
Live pricing is a new beta feature that allows you more control over your ticket prices in career mode. You are given a ticket ‘booking window’ of 45 seconds. This ‘booking window’ is the amount of time you have to sell tickets. When the ‘booking window’ is open, you can change your ticket prices as much as you want to fill your seats and earn the most money. The cheaper the prices, the more sales you will get, but the lower your income. The higher the prices, the fewer seats will sell. However, your income will be higher. How will you manage your pricing?

To access live pricing:
1. Create a flight in career mode.
2. In the ‘flight setup’ menu, use the toggle (top right) to change from flat to live pricing.
3. Continue to the live pricing screen by pressing the “LIVE PRICING” button (bottom right).

If you exit Passenger2 after starting live pricing, you will lose 10% company reputation as you have cancelled the flight passengers have booked.

– FIXED Passenger2Bridge v2.0.1 (beta) not passing loading screen.
– FIXED A320 seat map showing A319

Beta features are not confirmed as stable. Please provide feedback at the end of your flight to help us improve and confirm if Beta features are stable. Thanks for being part of Passenger2 Beta. https://www.passenger2.com/beta

– UPDATED Passenger2Bridge v2.0.1 (beta) to force run as admin to fix off ground detection not working.

Beta features are not confirmed as stable. Please provide feedback at the end of your flight to help us improve and confirm if Beta features are stable. Thanks for being part of Passenger2 Beta. https://www.passenger2.com/beta

– NEW seat map: A319
– ADDED a new setting to change Passenger2Bridge version from beta to stable
– Inflight service algorithm changed to make passenger satisfaction higher during long-haul flights

Beta features are not confirmed as stable. Please provide feedback at the end of your flight to help us improve and confirm if Beta features are stable. Thanks for being part of Passenger2 Beta. www.passenger2.com/beta

– Passenger2Bridge newer version
– Passenger2Bridge self closure

BETA BRANCH
You can opt into the Passenger2 beta branch from the settings menu. Beta branch users will get updates more regularly but may experience bugs in which features are being tested. We urge beta branch users to report bugs and provide us with feedback by completing the survey prompt at the end of the flight. Restart Passenger2 after switching to beta to check for updates.