Around the World 101: Norbert’s Tasks Act 1

If you’re having a problem with the tickets collecting when you’re out of the game, or in general.  Contact EA.

And for those on Kindle here’s a fix from Ydouneedtoknow for the timer restarting:
On kindle hard close kindle. Start again. Open tsto. Keep game open until first 20 min cycle completes. Stay in your Springfield. Keep it active . Do not visit krusty land. Do not visit neighbors. This fixed it permanently for me. Only have a Kindle to check it on though.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Around the World event hit our pocket-sized Springfields the other day and it’s already causing a world of confusion! What’s the deal with the flights? How long do I have to wait? How do I add more runway pieces? I want a bigger airport!

Well don’t sweat it, we’re here (as always) to break it all down for you step by step, piece by piece until the Osaka Flu slowly takes over Addicts HQ! So let’s get to work breaking it all down….


So after you’ve completed Around the World Part 3 Milhouse’s Uncle Norbert will come flying across your Screen in Springfield…

And he’ll bring you his Adventure tasks on his quest to find the Golden Train..


Basically complete Norbert’s Adventure tasks throughout the entire event to unlock the Golden Train.

Along the way you’ll earn a bunch of bonus event currency (up to 1500 bonus event currency/day) and send a few Springfielders on flights around the world!

A few basics…

What Time Do My Tasks Reset Each Day?

Norbert’s tasks reset at 0800 GMT each day (3am Eastern time US).

How Do I Complete the Task? Where Do I Find the Task?

In the adventure section of your event hub, icon looks like this ico_mhub_aroundtheworld_visitorstasks you’ll find your daily clues.  Each day a clue will appear in Yellow.  You’ll get three clues/day…one at a time.


This clue is Find a Huge Horse from West Asia.

To complete the clue go to your Airport (or hit Do it) and select the character that’s making a trip to a location that best resembles this clue:


This picture was taken when the event first launched, you’re given a batch of free tickets initially (which is why the count is high), to run the first set of flights. 

In this case the answer (A huge horse from West Asia) is sending Booberlla to Troy, Turkey.  Sending her on that flight (4hr task) will complete that part of the daily task for Norbert.

Should I Send The Other Characters On Tasks as Well?

Yes. As Patric broke down in the Math post you absolutely should send as many characters as you can on flights to earn as much event currency as you can every 4hrs.

What’s the Deal with the Plane Tickets? How Do I Get More? What’s the Max? How Often Do they Appear?

So to send a character on a flight you’ll need 1 plane ticket per character to travel to that location.  ico_cur_aroundtheworld_planeticket_lg

To earn plane tickets you really don’t have to do anything. Your game will automatically accumulate them for you.

You’ll earn 1 plane ticket every 20 minutes (this was changed from 2 minutes today (2/2/17)), with a max of 3 allowed at once.

Once you send a character on a trip, and use one of those 3, your game will automatically start working towards accumulating another ticket.

What’s the Deal with Norbert’s Task in my Task Bar?  The Mysterious Globe.

This is a task where at the end you’ll earn a globe


Complete 7 full daily tasks (3/day..) to earn the Globe.  And there are more prizes to come!

What Happens When I Complete All Three Tasks? What’s the Lost Luggage?

After you’ve completed all three of Norbert’s Adventure Tasks, you’ll unlock a chance to open the Lost Luggage Mystery Box.  Here is where you can earn more Airport parts, runway tiles and even free land!


More more on the Lost Luggage Mystery Box check out this video I did on it…

And that my friends concludes the info about Norbert’s Adventure tasks!

What are your thoughts on the tasks?  Like the Lost Luggage Mystery Box? What have you won from it so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


203 responses to “Around the World 101: Norbert’s Tasks Act 1

  1. Hey anyone, i can still generate plane tickets to a max of 3 but i cant work out what i can use them for. I can still send people on trips and im pretty confused at this stage. Any help would be great. Thanks.


    • It’s just another task option for characters, especially if you have a character that doesn’t have a standalone 4-hour task already.


  2. I didn’t get Norbert and I played all the way through. What the hell?! I swear I’m missing so much from my game.


  3. I just blew up my springfield to do it over again and I can’t seem to find the airport strip… where would I find it in the inventory?


  4. I am wondering if there is a way to get extra runway tiles as my wife and I have seen Springfields with really long runways or two long runways with a few turns. I know there isn’t anything in the store and I have gotten all the straight pieces as well as the turns from lost luggage but in no way have as many pieces as we’ve seen in some Springfields.

    I’m leaning towards those towns being hacked towns.

    Would be nice if after the event, it is either a tile that can be purchased and then used (cobblestones) or just a regular piece (streets and concrete).

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  5. Josephine Kick@$$

    Is it possible to get the train yet?


  6. I am not getting the soccer balls from when my neighbors visit my Springfield. I get them from the roamers and flight tasks but not from the buildings. I tried the old standby of going to Krustyland to try and reset it but it didn’t work this time. Anyone else having this problem, I did report it to EAgames.


  7. Since midnight last night (Pacific time zone) I have not gotten the flight to go to Qufu, China from the airport to complete the first daily task. Is anyone else having the same problem? I’ve tried force quitting the game and also deleted and reinstalled but same problem.


  8. I keep completing missions on the airport and it tell me that I have a free luggage but never received it what can I do


  9. JoannaRosemary13

    I wasn’t able to play regularly in Act 1 as I was on holiday and without regular WiFi access. I am due to unlock Norbert’s plane today as I have been able to play regularly again. Is there any way I am still able to unlock the fact globe and also the golden train? Thanks for your help Addicts, you’re the best!


  10. So I need help understanding real quick. I’m only on task two today starting now for me. Roughly 6pm central time. I will then send a little after 10pm tonight on the third to unlock the black plane. Buuut because I started late on these tasks today I’m afraid I won’t unlock it. Or will I have until tomorrow? Thanks

    And if I have to spend the 10 donuts to speed up the second task so I can do the fourth before bed I will but need to k ow where I’m at on his daily task schedule.


  11. I didn’t get the globe despite receiving the message to unlock and place the item . I completed the following day as was previously suggested but cannot locate where I was to unlock the globe from. Any suggestions or is it too late now I that we are well into Act2?


  12. Ok, bad coding makes it so that if you send a character before the task is finished his trip won’t count and there will be no more trips to fill it so you get stuck. The trips that are related to Norbert should only become available after you complete the prior OR make it count filling the bar even if it is already underway.

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    • If I’m understanding you correctly, that’s not true… I’ve had my next travel task come up for a destination someone is already in flight to and, when they finished that flight (say, an hour later or something), it absolutely did count towards completing that Norbert travel task.


  13. Any idea if Norbert daily tasks roll over? In other words, if you only complete two parts of a daily in one day, will the third part be available the following day, so you can get “credit” toward the 7 tasks you need toward that prize? (Right at the start of Act III, I’ll be leaving on vacation out of the country, and am only going to have access when I’m on the hotel Wi-Fi first thing in the a.m. and late at night, so at most, I’ll only be able to complete two parts in one day.)


  14. I never saw Norbert fly by in his red plane, and I didn’t receive the golden train. But at the time I didn’t realize that it was a task with clues and randomly started the characters on flights. Do we have to pick the first character to fly based on the clue then? If so I already messed up and does that mean I’ve blown my chances at getting the jet?


  15. Will Norbert’s globe be still be available after Act 1?


  16. Y’know, not sure how possible this is, but sometimes I wish there was a cheat sheet showing what areas solve which riddle lol Sometimes I don’t have time to wait another 20 minutes to take yet another guess because my first three were wrong. Doesn’t matter to me right now because all I’m getting is event currency from Norbert and I’m done the track, but still would be nice to have.


    • Josephine Kick@$$

      I have a quick cheat since my geography knowledge is terribly lacking (well not a cheat, but a helper). I have Siri on my iPhone, & I just look at the list, omit the obvious, & ask Siri if (for example), Mongolia is in East Asia. I use it to *not * pick the right one so I can send as many characters as possible to get more pins out of each task (especially always using Kumiko). I use the first 3 tickets to pick 3 out of the 5, then go to the Town Hall & find that correct character & send them on a different task. When you go back to the airport to pick your traveler/destination, you have 5 characters again. When you get more tickets, send more characters out. It’s a little tricky at first, you need to make sure you have free characters to fill the empty spots, & make sure you only send 3 of the 5 on flights, but still send the correct character out so all 3 tasks are completed before the day is over. I hope this made sense, good luck 😊


      • Thank you, I did know of that “cheat”, and at first I found it helpful. Since they switched the reset time to the more appropriate 20 minutes it doesn’t seem to benefit me as much. Thank you though. I do however like the Siri tip…now I need to get me a phone with Siri before this event ends, hope I don’t need more donuts lol

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      • That method still works even if you send a character on the “right” task. The key is to always have at least one or two characters in the queue to fly and at least five or six characters not on a task. As long as you have characters available to fill the slot, if you send a character who’s in queue to fly on another task, the queue will expand to have five characters in it. Since you can only send three characters an hour (after your initial three), you don’t need more than five or six to be available…you can send backup characters on 1-hour, 2-hour, and 3-hour tasks to ensure a steady stream of new available characters to send flying while you await the completion of the “right” flight. You definitely need/want to send characters on the flight that satisfies the specified task, so you can get the bonus currency and the suitcase reward each day.

        Does that make sense?


      • I’m just wondering how stupid you’d have to be to not know the answer to 99% of these riddles. Over half the time, only one of the choices is on the right continent. They are so easy that my six year old son likes to do them, and gets them right most of the time. I guess the millenial generation is so reliant on technology that they don’t know which continent Mongolia is on.


        • Wow – while I also have found the clues easy, I don’t think that excuses being insulting and demeaning to another poster here. What’s to be gained by making someone feel bad? And it’s especially surprising that you’d make an insulting response to someone whose post was originally intended to help others. Not cool, dude!

          (And, unless I’m mistaken (which is possible, because my memory isn’t great), I believe that Josephine is far from being a millennial.)

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          • Josephine Kick@$$

            Thank you Sandra 😊 Definitely not a millennial, actually a baby boomer 😂😂 I don’t get insulted easily, I just SMH & ignore it.
            ~ 💜🌵🌸🐠🙊


          • Yeah – I was pretty sure you were a boomer (like me). Glad that comment didn’t bother you, but I also wanted to make sure that people know that this is not the kind of site where people can just insult people with impunity (like EA’s forum often is). Plus, that’s just the way I roll…I usually try to come to the defense of anyone who I think was unfairly attacked.

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          • Josephine Kick@$$

            I knew you had my back Sandra 😊

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  17. For the past 2 days norberts adventure tasks have dissapeard i havent been able to get anything anyone know how to fix this?


    • Josephine Kick@$$

      I’ve messed up before & used the employment office to send all. It prevented me from completing the task & I’ve had to redo it once the timer was up Is that a possibility for you? If not, I’d contact EA, especially if you haven’t completed act 1 yet. Good luck 😊


  18. will there be a way to get more runway pieces?, I thought the lost luggage would give more after the globe but nope, just unwanted crafting currency 😦


  19. For those of you that can’t seem to obtain your globe. let me tell you that you aren’t really missing out on anything. I’ve been a long time player, but this decoration is ranks really high in randomness to me. It’s a fairly large decoration and really doesn’t do anything other than take up space and look wierd… jm2c


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