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Old 01-06-2015, 03:28 PM   #1  
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For the first time since being at FedEx I tried to play the Vcation system. I got stuck with a MUV trip I dont want. So far, I cannot figure out how to dump it. Keeps coming back "drop not allowed for this assignment code". Anyone have experience on how to lose this trip?
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:46 PM   #2  
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For the first time since being at FedEx I tried to play the Vcation system. I got stuck with a MUV trip I dont want. So far, I cannot figure out how to dump it. Keeps coming back "drop not allowed for this assignment code". Anyone have experience on how to lose this trip?
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From personal experience, you're SOL. No trades, no drops - it's a herpes trip.

Best contract reference I've come up with is 4.P.1
P. Make-Up Pay
A pilot who is assigned a make-up trip shall be compensated as follows:
  1. If a pilot is assigned a make-up trip, other than make-up sick or make-up vacation, he shall earn trip guarantee.
Combine that with 25.L.1.h

A pilot may not trade or drop a trip for which he does not hold trip guarantee.
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For the first time since being at FedEx I tried to play the Vcation system. I got stuck with a MUV trip I dont want. So far, I cannot figure out how to dump it. Keeps coming back "drop not allowed for this assignment code". Anyone have experience on how to lose this trip?
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Time for a SICK call.
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It's sort of academic anyway ... if it was a trip that the contract says you could drop, it would be;

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Old 01-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #5  
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You cant't even be PDO'd. You are 100% stuck with this like Adler said

Only two options. Fly it or call in sick
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:00 PM   #6  
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Thanks for the response. Posting here was my last desperate resort, so I figured that was the case. Serves me right for toying around in the Make up Window. I had heard that execeeding your vacation hours was a good deal. Should have researched a little more before trying it.
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Made that mistake years ago!! Lesson learned. I will never do makeup vacation or makeup sick.
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MUV can be a good deal, but only if you absolutely, positively know that you want to fly that trip. Otherwise, yeah, you're stuck. I guess if something really important came up you can always try calling your manager and begging for mercy.

I wish they'd fix this on the next contract.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:14 PM   #9  
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I've used MUV when I forgot about vacation in the next month (the one beyond the current bid) and had it knock out a trip that went a few hours into the new month.

Not wanting to burn 30+ hours of vacation in February (or whatever crappy month it was) I did the MUV bid to knock some of that down. I limited my bid, however, knowing that whatever I got was mine, with no trading allowed. So bid carefully.
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MUV, MUS...and STBY periods

All undroppable & untradeable

Most pilots only make the mistake once
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