So how can the 772/3s be in such a bad shape after max 9 years in service before the game started that they would have to be scrapped?
Ask Varig, I believe they beat up theirs as if it was going out of style...
I actually like it this way. Okay, so there aren't a lot of used planes on the market, just buy new ones and if you can't buy new ones just yet : wait a while.
We've been in the game for not even a (game) year and I have 16 widebodies in my fleet, including some brand spanking new 773's, and another 21 new aircraft on order, mixed 332/333/772ER (9 of em) and 12 320 family Airbusses. If in real life it would be this easy to start up an airline, everybody would do it.
I don't know how the game would be more fun, if it would be even easier by adding more used planes on the market.