This is a feature I've been wanting to see for a long time. I'm surprised it has not made it into the latest updates.
Here is what I merely want to know before I join a game world:
* What airports do not currently have any players?
* Does the airport where I would like to start have any players?
* What is the current new aircraft offering? How long are the queues?
* What is the current used aircraft offering?
* What is the current route demand (and filled demand) between city pair A-B?
* View airport details (slots, demand, closure times, etc.)
This is all I need to know (I do not need to view player/airline details, and I understand locking out this information). I am not sure why I should have to pay any money to observe these generic details about the game world. These are things I would like to know before joining a game world (and paying money) and would allow me to ascertain the viability of joining a game world.