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Making FSX - Flight Simulator Better With Real World Airlines

Updated on June 17, 2012

Giving FSX a Better Experience With Real World Airlines

Making FSX Better With Real Airlines

I love FSX and see some great hubs on it here on Hub Pages, but if you are an enthusiast of the real world airlines, you don't want the default aircraft that comes with FSX like World Travel and Orbit Airlines. You want American, Delta, British Airways, Air France, etc when you play FSX. Right?

See Below For Screenshots of Real Aircraft in my FSX...

Well, I drove both my downloaded jeep and BMW and drove them around the major international airports with detect crash disabled so I can get close to the aircraft and view them up close. I do admit, that World of AI did a great job.

Well, this hub is here to tell you that those days are over. No more will you have to deal with these made up fake airlines like this:

World Travel Airlines, one of the boring defaults, from FSX
World Travel Airlines, one of the boring defaults, from FSX

I use World of AI to give me the real world airlines.

There are several packages out there like Ultimate Traffic, but I use World of AI. Best of all, it is free and easy to use.

Using World of AI, you simply download the zip files from some of the other websites and then use the WOAI installer to put them in your FSX installation. World of AI does all the work other than downloading the aircraft files.

Now, look at this screenshot of using World of AI:

A list of the Real World Airlines I Have Downloaded into FSX

World of AI makes it easy to see what airlines you have installed.
World of AI makes it easy to see what airlines you have installed.

My airport information for Delta Arlines

World Of AI makes it easy to see which airports your downloaded aircraft depart from and arrive at...This is the list of airports for Delta Airlines.
World Of AI makes it easy to see which airports your downloaded aircraft depart from and arrive at...This is the list of airports for Delta Airlines.

This screen shot shows me all of my downloaded airlines and as you can see, most of them are recognizable from the US and countries from Canada, Great Britain and Asian countries.

3 Major US Airlines at San Francisco

American, United, and Delta airlines at San Francisco International (KSFO).
American, United, and Delta airlines at San Francisco International (KSFO).

In this screen shot at San Francisco, California (KSFO), we have various United States Domestic airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta. Notice that we have different versions of United.

The Boeing 737 of United Airlines (on the right) was taxiing to the runway for departure.

Virgin America, British Airways and Jet Blue at San Francisco

Virgin America, British Airways, and Jet Blue at San Francisco KSFO
Virgin America, British Airways, and Jet Blue at San Francisco KSFO

Here at San Francisco, we have a Virgin America Airbus 320 flight departing for JFK in New York. In the back is a Jet Blue Airbus 320 and a British Airways Boeing 747-400.

World Of AI also takes care of which airlines have hubs at different airports, so for instance, you would find mostly British Airways aircraft at London's Heathrow Airport.

American Airlines Hub At Dallas Fort Worth in Texas

The American Airline terminal at Dallas/Ft. Worth (KDFW). These aircraft are mostly MD-88s. Dallas/Ft Worth is a major hub for American Airlines.
The American Airline terminal at Dallas/Ft. Worth (KDFW). These aircraft are mostly MD-88s. Dallas/Ft Worth is a major hub for American Airlines.

This is interesting, but it seems that World of AI also knows exactly which models and manufacturers belong at certain airports.

Here, most of the American Airlines aircraft at MD-88's from MCDonnell Douglas.

Air Jamaica Hub At Montego Bay

Air Jamaica at Kingston, Jamaica's Montego Bay, Norman Manley International Airport
Air Jamaica at Kingston, Jamaica's Montego Bay, Norman Manley International Airport

These Air Jamaica Airbus 320s are all at Montego Bay, Jamaica which is obviously the hub for this official airline of Jamaica.

Continental Airlines Hub at Newark Liberty Airport

Continental Airlines Hub at Newark Liberty Airport - Continental is the dominating airline at Newark as Newark is a major hub for Continental.
Continental Airlines Hub at Newark Liberty Airport - Continental is the dominating airline at Newark as Newark is a major hub for Continental.

Southwest Airlines Hub at Las Vegas

The Southwest Airlines Hub at Las Vegas.
The Southwest Airlines Hub at Las Vegas.

Delta and Air Tran Terminals At Atlanta, Georgia's Hartfield International Airport

Delta and Air Tran Terminal At Atlanta, Georgia's Hartfield International Airport. Delta makes up 75% of Atlanta's airlines.
Delta and Air Tran Terminal At Atlanta, Georgia's Hartfield International Airport. Delta makes up 75% of Atlanta's airlines.

Delta biggest hub is Atlanta, Georgia's Hartfield International, the busiest airport in the world. As you can see, Delta dominates this airport, but it shares its terminals with Air Tran.

That's it. Once you use a program like World of AI or Ultimate Traffic, you will see that FSX is boring without the airlines.

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      Bruce Chamoff 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you!

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      Johnk404 

      4 years ago

      Thanks so much for the article.Much thanks again. Great. egcacddaeeac

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