Bug? Sea as a travel option not working?

Travel Forums System Talk Bug? Sea as a travel option not working?

1. Posted by jules1st (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hi All

When I add Los Angeles -> Panama Canal and select "by boat" as the mode of transport, I get "by plane" as the route :(

Am I doing anything wrong??

cheers

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6049 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Unfortunately there is no good routing information available for most boat travel. You can edit the route to show a straight line rather than a curved line (click on the boat icon in the left bar to expand the line, then the edit link, and then "Straight Line"), but that still won't give the effect you want for this particular leg.

There are effectively two workarounds:
1) Put in one or more "middle of the sea waypoint" stops on your route, to approximate the route, or
2) become a supporting member, and use custom routes, where you can drag the mid-point of the route line to any new location, and then drag the mid-points of the two new segments as well, and so on, until you have exactly the route you want. (Detailed guide here)

[ Edit: Edited on 18 Jun 2024, 07:28 GMT by Sander ]