KFLL not being open
Controllers have lives and being a Tuesday of a workweek not every airport may be open. You are always welcome to join the team.
why don’t we make a thread for featured airports?
We have one, its the weekly schedule. What difference is there with a separate topic saying “these are open today” vs the schedule. These airports open and close every hour so things happen. Not everyone plans out what they are going to open days in advance. There is really no benefit to it. It sounds like you want to know when something is going to be open. If ATC had more people maybe this would be possible but for now you get what the volunteers open.
Some airports are just not draws. Some airports have limited slots for the bigger aircraft that people love to fly. Some people prefer going to airports with ATC. Even if ATC opened right now it would be a good 20 minutes before traffic started to potentially pick up.
I understand your frustration though. It is just the nature of things until we get 1000 active ATC members who can be open more.