What are the benefits of player connections and owning your own planes?

So as the title says. What are the benefits of doing player connections and owning your own planes?

I know your own planes bring in more wollars, but they seem to give the same xp at all levels as normal contracts of the same plane type. Is there something I am missing?

And likewise for player connections planes. Is there a difference in reward from random player connections and the connections where you specifically connect with a certain player.

TIA (:

One of the biggest benefits is what you said - more Wollars. My B77W NGO → LHR nets me about 13k Wollars per trip, as opposed to 1.9k Wollars for other folks’ planes and AI Planes.

The benefit as to XP earnings and SP earnings is that you typically can earn more faster, especially on long haul flights:

To get a level 10 reward from an AI contract, you have to do 45 handlings to reach level 10 on the contract, then 10 more handlings to get the level 10 rewards. With your own planes going to another player, you start at 10 handlings (level 10 contract). So while you have to do 55 flights to reach max rewards with an AI contract, you’ve already finished 5 and are half way to your 6th max reward with a player to player contract.

The reward is the same as above. You don’t have to level up your contracts first, so you often get more rewards faster!


Thank you that was very helpful.

One more question though. When I for example send my plane from IAD to LHR, can it be a random player connection or does it need to be to 1 player specificly in order to get the level 10 contract?

Random player connections do not start at 10 handlings. They work like any other AI contract.

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Is this only for L contacts?

I’m playing around with an E170 at INN, and all available destinations seem to offer about 50% less profit than the AI contract.

Are player to player contracts more profitable?

If you are looking at the minimum profit stat, take it with a large grain of salt. Most planes will net you 2.5 x whatever the minimum profit is on average.

Anyone know how is the XP for a contract is calculated?

I’m at PRG receiving A21NX from another player at LHR. The reward is 86XP

On the other hand here is my B752 on the same route, same distance, fewer passengers, but it is worth 93XP.

So is the owner of the plane receiving more XP than the receiver?

The XP is a set amount per plane. So for the B752 it’s always gonna be 93 XP and the A21NX is always gonna be 86 XP (at the maximum contract level of 10). For example the A388 gives 189 XP at contract level 10 and the B77LF gives 165 XP at lvl 10. This reward is the same for both connecting players.
The only thing that will differ is the silver plane reward. On the same route with different type planes it will vary in reward (so probably if higher XP it gives higher SP, like with these 2 planes above) and the further the distance the more SP you’ll get. (This is also the sae I believe for both players)

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Ok, thank you.
I see now my B77W has the same XP regardless of destination. Also an Airline B77W at contract level 10 delivers the same XP. Thanks for the explanation.

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@NocturnalNinja XP Fixed and SP based on distance!! nice explanation @Jonnie2604 :+1: