Boy this got out of hand quickly lol.
Nobody's guaranteed access, but the frustration that's starting to boil over is pretty understandable in my opinion.
Asobo has made the decision to use the alpha as a marketing tactic, and it's valid and completely their choice, but they have been pretty opaque about who is being selected throughout the process. The people who really care to get in are naturally the group of people who are the most dedicated and excited about the release.
So keeping the alpha exclusive and limited is fine for a while. It accomplishes their goal of building buzz and letting a steady drip of content come out a time, and it keeps us all on the hook and wanting more. But I think we're starting to see the downsides of this strategy as frustration builds and people start to feel strung along.
My opinion doesn't mean anything and I've kept my expectations in check, but it would be nice to see them either open up the alpha to a wider audience, or just put forward some more information on their plans and what we can expect. Maybe they plan to do this soon, but I think until they do we're going to see more threads like these, and a lot of angry flight sim fans. And considering Microsoft's shaky reputation within our niche community that doesn't seem like the best footing to start out on with their reentry back into the market.
Just my .02