Sorry for my little knowledge about the game's history. I'm new here and so I don't know what happened in the past game worlds. I just wanted to make some suggestions how to solve this slot problem. I also didn't know that the aircraft already can be sold to brokers and the aircraft of carriers that went out of operation are going to the pool. I assumed the huge number of aircraft in the game has to be a least partly the result of the KI "generating" aircraft and selling them via the brokers. But when I see players ordering more aircraft than they currently have in their fleet, just to put half or more of them out for lease or sale because they found out they need that much at all (good for my little airline though - brand new bird, only had to wait two weeks instead of about three months, theese lame Boeing guys need to deliver
) , or to "reserve" airport slots, I start to understand why we have so much birds flying and sitting around. And that finally brings me back to my point, that there might be too much leasing in the game. You don't get penalized for leasing 100 Jumbos from the constructor although you would only need about 20, because you don't have to tie up $ 40M a piece and have to live with the economical consequences of most of them sitting around uselessly. Let's be honest, which real world broker would take 80 747s at once? The answer is NONE! And that means 3 billion bucks would essentially be thrown out of the window. At least in case anybody would have that much. I'm sure your banker can name only one person who would get away with a mistake that big. Himself
Fly long and prosper!