Thanks for being willing to work with me THI but, regarding international demand, you do realize we are at KORD, right? Canada is about the extent of any international demand.
Regarding the argument over whether a move to push you out with matching routes and dropping ticket prices, I can't "legally" find out but it would be interesting to see what would happen.
I plan on replacing my old props with jets and just take advantage of the domestic 1000+ nm routes that KORD has to offer with the higher turnaround planes. I have some new props coming in and will get those on some shorter routes, along with shorter routes for jets when they work with my jet scheduling, but once I run out of slots and old planes to replace, I just plan on finding a hub to get started at for expansion.
This was a firsthand learning experience and I will just have to see how I want to do things in my next game. For now, I am just going to focus on working with what I have and learn from this game. If in the next game world I play I see you set up shop at my airport, there will be no hesitation from me in making the choice to rush for slots.