I'm not sure if it is clever to open such a topic, but maybe one has some additions that will help me or others.
My airline King Airways out of Los Angeles is doing ok, but the airport is running out of slots. Due to that a smaller airline could establish itself and serves routes I have no slots for.
Another problem is the extreme huge profit margin and the extreme low penalties on fleet commonality.
It is nearly impossible for an airline to get closed by the bank, on the other hand there are not enough slots to compete. I'm no fan of big competition and price wars etc., because I think everybody should have fun in this game, but sometimes it would be nice to compete. In Euro Challenge and ATB this was possible and made fun, but in Jet Age there is on many routes no possibility for competition because all slots are gone.
This is not a whining thread. The main point is... what to do? Open a base? With this +50% staff costs this is going to kill my airline. Wait until many others get bored and open slots? Run the airline on autopilot and renew fleet sometimes?
What are your plans and ideas on this? Have you similar problems or sound all of this strange to you?
Many words used, but at the end its a "WTF should I do?!?!" thread. And yes, reread the first sentence