yesterday I opened some new routes around 4 weeks before my new aircraft arrives. I knew that I could not schedule them yesterday, I just wanted to make sure to open the routes already (despite of the slot costs) and schedule them today when I get back on a PC.
Now it's 10 days prior to aircraft delivery and of course I scheduled the flights to the new aircraft.
Half an hour (real time) later I received an airport slot expiry message warning me that I will lose my slots for the routes because they are not flown or scheduled. But by the time they were scheduled already, just not flown yet because I do not have the aircraft yet.
My question is: Will the routes be closed within the upcoming week if I cannot assign another aircraft to these routes? Or will the routes still be up and I just have to repurchase the airport slots again?