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For the longest time, I thought the following icon meant that your destination was a planetary surface:

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But recently I saw two missions with the same destination in Olwain, and one had the icon while the other didn't (Kira / 20 Tourists):

kira 1 kira 2 tourists 1 tourists 2

The destination is not a planetary landing site:

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So what does this icon mean? I'm thinking now that it indicates something about the Horizons expansion, but why would only one of these missions need it, and just for a run to a space station? Does it indicate that maybe the passenger will demand a new landing site that might be planet-side?

  • Kira is a VIP, denoted by the crown, but she is not a Luxury class passenger, just to mention it. – Dpeif Jul 7 '17 at 15:29
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From my research (with The Fuel Rats, in their IRC)

It seems that the mission has a possibility for the passenger to request a detour, which could be to a planetary landing rather than a station. The icon indicates that you will need access to the Horizons Expansion/Season pass to complete the mission.


According to my knowledge and this source (https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/263025-A-little-icon-confusion)

The icon indicates that the mission requires a planetary landing, and as such needs access to the Horizons Expansion/Season Pass.

However, your example does show that not to be true. I'll update my answer as I find more information.

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  • could be. I've always thought it is sometimes added to a mission in error, but being optional is an option I'd not yet considered. – jwenting Jul 11 '17 at 10:20

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