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Old 12-21-2013, 12:30 PM   #1  
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Default FDX FxCal Trip Posting Bulletin Board

FxCal Integrated Trip Posting Bulletin Board!
Pilots can now post a trip for swap or giveaway right from FxCal. Other pilots will be automatically checking the postings each time they check company open time with FxCal. It will have two distinct advantages over other attempts at swap bulletin boards: A consistent format for posting and viewing, and no extra work to check for new postings.
You can post trips without an Open Time subscription. And for Christmas, non subscribers can expect two weeks of Open Time (as soon as I get the script written and applied)
FxCal version 4.3.0
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #2  
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Haven't taken advantage of it yet but saw it on the update and it's awesome!
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:01 AM   #3  
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You are da man appDude! What a great new feature!
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Concur! Very nice
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #5  
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That is awesome. If I ever run into you on a layover, I'm paying for your dinner! Your app has already paid for plenty of mine.
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appDude,

Still no approval for FxCal or BidX Mobile on company iPad anywhere on the horizon?
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I hope this catches on! The ALPA board has never really gotten much use.

BTW, does anyone know if you can swap a carryover trip?
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I hope this catches on! The ALPA board has never really gotten much use.

BTW, does anyone know if you can swap a carryover trip?
So here's my understanding on this and I'm pretty certain on this. You can always swap or do a one way pickup with another pilot on any carryover trip. More restrictions if you're swapping for one in open time. They won't let you swap for a shorter carryover trip, and they won't let you swap for a trip greater than 12 hours into the next bid month. You can only swap a carryover trip for another carryover trip (unless it's with another pilot).
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I hope this catches on! The ALPA board has never really gotten much use.
I think it is off to a good start.
This is the current postings by seat:
SEAT #
M11C 5
M11F 6
A11F 1
M77C 1
M77F 2
M57C 1
M57F 2
M30F 9
With another dozen that have been posted and removed.
I do not know how many of them met with success.
Over half the crew force can post trips, and new posts are checked for by hundreds and hundreds of pilots each day.

What may make sense in the future:
Join with the ALPA board, so FxCal users can do it this way, and those few 'droid' holdouts can still use a webpage to post and access posts.
This functionality does not exist in FxBidLite yet, as I am trying to keep it just bidding, to keep it from also being put on the blacklist.
Maybe the company will be OK for FxBidLite to post trips, and non FxCal user can access the posts via a website.
Other ideas?
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Still no approval for FxCal or BidX Mobile on company iPad anywhere on the horizon?
No news on the subject.
FxBidLite is still available for bidding on the company hardware.
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