Bidding

You create a bid for a specific bid period by choosing bid options, assigning each option a weight, and specifying parameters as needed.

User-defined parameters

Avoid  Listed in a scrolling list box. Click the arrow to select the option.

Date Unlabelled field.  Click the arrow to select a date from the scrolling list. Displays dates from the current bid period only.

Day Unlabelled field.  Select a day of the week from the scrolling list.

Desire Listed in a scrolling list box.  Click the arrow to select the option.

Duration  Time expressed as the duration, in hours and minutes, of an event. Click the arrow to select a value from the scrolling list.

Flight  Numerical field. Flight ID number. Enter a number.

Pairing  Numerical field. Pairing ID number. Click the arrow to select a value from the scrolling list.

Quantity  Numerical field. Defaults to 1. Click the arrow to change this value.

Relation  Unlabelled text field. Possible values are < (less than), = (equal to), > (greater than), or a combination thereof.

Station  Lists all the available stations. Format is 3-letter code followed by the name of the airport.

Time  Defaults to 08:00, 12:00 or 17:00, depending on the selected bid option. Click the arrow to change the time.

Score Unlabelled field. Click in the field and enter a point value. Default value is 50. You can enter any number between 1-1000. Reflects the importance of the selected bid option to you.

Open the Default Bid

  1. Go to  Bid Sessions > Block> Default Bid.

  2. The default bid is displayed on a second stand-alone window. The title will indicate “Default Bid”

  3. To close the session, click the Exit button. The system will request a confirmation.

  4. Click Close.

Open a Bid for Another Period

Go to Bid Sessions > Block and select the desired bid period.

 

The bid is displayed on a second stand-alone window.

The system displays the bid period to which the bid belongs, the version, the last time it was saved, and the validation code. It also lists your bids.

Import the Default Bid

You can import the bid options from your default bid to give you a base from which to start building your current bid.

 

The Import Default command simply copies your default bids into the active bid. It does not open the default bid session. If you wish to modify your default bid, you must first open the default bid session.

 

This command replaces all bid requests with the requests from your default bid. Only relevant dated default bids will be retained.

 

At the bottom of the Crew Interface’s main window, click the Import S tanding button.

Saving

You will want to save your bid at the end of a work session. Saving also submits your bid to crew resources. You can submit, edit, and re-submit your bid for the upcoming period as often as you like, as long as the current bid period is still open.

Exit without Saving

  1. On the main window, click the Exit button. The system requests a confirmation from you. Make sure that you have saved any changes you may have made if saving is your intention.

  2. Click OK.

Save the Current or Default Bid

  1. On the main window, click the Save button.

  2. To exit the bid session, click the Exit button.

Exit the Program

On the main window, click the Exit button.