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Old 08-07-2018, 12:09 PM   #1  
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In the new SLG tool, does anybody know the difference between selecting "any" versus "all" when avoiding or desiring a certain parameter? For example, how is the system interpreting the difference between "avoid ANY deadhead" versus "avoid ALL deadhead"? (Yes, I know there are three different deadhead options...I'm paraphrasing). Thanks!
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In the new SLG tool, does anybody know the difference between selecting "any" versus "all" when avoiding or desiring a certain parameter? For example, how is the system interpreting the difference between "avoid ANY deadhead" versus "avoid ALL deadhead"? (Yes, I know there are three different deadhead options...I'm paraphrasing). Thanks!
Well, I never got an answer on here, but I think I figured it out. For anyone with the same question, I think it pertains to the ability to have multiple attributes on the same line.

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"Avoid pairings with ANY attributes in BACK_DH, FRONT_DH" would avoid those trips that had either front or back end deadheads, where as "Avoid pairings with ALL attributes in BACK_DH, FRONT_DH" would only avoid those trips that contained both front and backend deadheads.
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Can anybody give me some advice on how to go about requesting week on week off and West coast flying? I put in the following:
Avoid reserve
At least 7 days off concurrently (not the exact verbiage)
Desire west coast

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For anyone who is thinking, “this new SLG program is great”...

While I slightly agree it’s better for VTO lines, please, everyone, NO PBS. It’s NOT better. We will have a new contract someday. NO PBS.
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Can anybody give me some advice on how to go about requesting week on week off and West coast flying? I put in the following:
Avoid reserve
At least 7 days off concurrently (not the exact verbiage)
Desire west coast

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They talked about this in the Webinar today. You are going to want to use the Quality of Life preference and use work periods and departures. There was a document she used to explain how to go about it and what the result would be but the document is not on PFC. Maybe they would email it to you.

I didn't pay much attention but I think you would want to select 2 or 3 work periods.

I don't remember how departures worked. One example had two work periods but one of the weeks had out and backs in them. Not something you would want as a commuter.

I think she said a work period was satisfied with multiple departures as long as there was less than 36 hours in base between trips. That could make for a few dead dead in MEM.

I think you would want the work period preference right after the avoid reserve preference.
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Thank you for that reply!! That’s helpful. I wish had seen the webinar!
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The removal of “Pairing on a date” selection is crippling. I don’t necessarily want the same paring EVERY week of a bid. Not sure who would want that. But I may want it on weeks 1 & 3 of a bid month.

I was told the option was removed from the SLG input choices because there was a local v Zulu issue with the programming. I responded that we’d like that option back ASAP, as it basically makes my entire VTO bidding process too generic to target work days and days off.

Anyone else sent up a complaint on that issue?
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The removal of “Pairing on a date” selection is crippling. I don’t necessarily want the same paring EVERY week of a bid. Not sure who would want that. But I may want it on weeks 1 & 3 of a bid month.

I was told the option was removed from the SLG input choices because there was a local v Zulu issue with the programming. I responded that we’d like that option back ASAP, as it basically makes my entire VTO bidding process too generic to target work days and days off.

Anyone else sent up a complaint on that issue?
And suddenly "pairing on a date" option reappears.
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And suddenly "pairing on a date" option reappears.
Sounds kinda nice that Mgt is actually responsive to Pilot's programming desires.

Implementation phase of SLG is under way for another 10 months or so, keep the feedback\desired improvements coming.

IF it has the same shelf life the previous VTO software had, this will be with you for 20+ years
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Anyone know if you can view a webinar now (after it was held)? It would be great to see what was said if we weren’t able to catch it live.


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