I`ve heard before about people complaining about huge airlines practicing dumping prices in order to get you to foreclose your company and win that airport, but this never happened to me. Until, after 3 years of playing this game I finally decided to start an airline in the US. Started from Ted Stevens and the airline was meant to be a small Alaskan airline with max reputation (3-star IFS / 5-star IFE; min 16flight/week; above average salaries, and max 8 years old planes type of airline). Nothing happened for +- 20-30 years of activity, I even managed to earn a $500mil profit until somebody came and dropped the prices to 35-75% of the market price, making that route unoperable with 50-70 K losses.
I also tried to start operate from Seattle and Portland - copying the model of real world Alaska Airlines in order to make profit again but he then followed me on those airports practicing the same dumping practices.
I know this game is sadly dead, but can`t this be banned somehow? I don`t mind the competition, but a $73,909,001,501 airliner being able to operate 3 airports on loss just to foreclose a $845,681,992 one, seems pretty much illegal irl as well.