I donīt think reporting airline bankruptcies to players outside the world leads to anything. There is no guarantee that the space wonīt be taken by some other bankrupted or one already big airline by opening a new base.There is no way we do the work for new starters.
Since there are 20.000+ possible airports, but only a few hundred participants there will always be a space where you can start an airline from.
Why do you need to start in the US, if there are lonely airports to be served in the rest of the world?
Why did the original poster pay money for joining a game era he is not interested in, when he canīt afford to pay for two? Jet Age has way less possible places to start an airline from, especially in the beginning, when air traffic is small. There are always advantages and disadvantages in joining a game during opening rush or in hopping on board later, when things cleared up a bit and situation is settled.
Anyway, good gameplay and reasonable decisions will always lead to success, while thereīs a guarantee for bankruptcy in any world without doing so.