I picked the first A321 during game start,and I can't get the second one anymore because I just occasionally check in and see if there is any used airbus,but I never saw one,
you're absolutely right. the used market is totally f... up....
Any airline who wants to lease planes essentially "bid" on planes. There is no set price on the plane as an airline, upstart or old-timer, will make an enquiry to a leasing company and ask for quote on their desired fleet. Thus, they'd be able to get the planes with the specs they need, set delivery dates, return dates, and most important of all, at the price they want. Which is dictated by demand of course.
It's not impossible to have 600 players playing this game, but it's both unrealistic and impossible to have 600 airlines all starting up the very same day.
And when you don't have time to check the used market as much as you'd like to, you simply can't compete. Strategies become less important and the game becomes dull after the initial plane hoarding period.
I like the fact that you can do longer leases on used AC, but I'm still missing the "leasing company" feature where you make a request to a leasing company on your desired fleet and you get a price based on delivery time, fleet size, config, lease length etc.
Which for instance could leave two scenarios, Airline A) doesn't want to pay more than x amount for 10 planes and wants a Y/C config. They're told it will take 3-5 months to deliver the AC.
Airline B) will pay whatever it takes to get their 20 AC tomorrow and only want a Y class config. Since they are paying more, they will take delivery within 2 weeks.
The fun begins when the chosen strategies come into play, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't leases slightly more dictated by interest rate than when you buy planes? Anyways, the low lease costs of company A might pay off and give results when company B is struggling to make enough money on their planes that have expensive leases.
Just an idea....