This is just a quick update to let you know that the hard enforcement of the new slot blocking rules has been postponed to the end of February. A soft enforcement has been in place ever since the launch of Quimby, so adjusting existing flights or planning new ones is already affected by the new rules.
While the original 10 weeks between the announcement of the new rules and their hard enforcement should be enough time to adjust possibly affected flight plans, some of you requested a bit more time, especially since the Christmas holidays fell into the mentioned timeframe.
The request was brought before the UAB and the board voted in favor of postponing the introduction by about a month. There's also agreement that no further extension will be granted after that, though. Otherwise, affected players that have already put in the effort to adjust their schedules would be placed at a disadvantage.