You  must have the Pairing On Dates bid to add a pairing on date from the Pairings  screen. You don't have the bid you can't click on a pairing on date. See add a bid from pairings screen for instructions on how to add bids from the Pairings screen.

You have two options, you can add a Pairing Number Departing  On Date bid preference or you can add a bid preference with pairing numbers  returned from the search results (see add  a bid from pairings screen). This topic shows how to add a Pairing  on Date bid preference.  

You can add this bid to your Current and Default bid.

To add an Award of Avoid Bid:

1. Add a Start  Pairings bid group from the Bids screen. See Before  You Can Add a Bid for important information before adding a bid from  the Search screen.

Select  a bid in the Start Pairings bid group. The bid preference selected is  highlighted blue. The new bid preference is added below the highlighted  bid.

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Select  a Pairing bid group in the Current/Default Bid. The new bid preference  is added at the bottom of the selected bid group above the ‘Award Pairings’  system generated bid line.

2. Go to the Pairings  screen.

3. Optional, perform  a search using any options you choose to narrow down the number of pairings  in the list.

4. Click on the  red plus button beside the gray Award and Avoid buttons in the top menu  bar to enable Add Bids Mode.

Enabling Add Bids  Mode enables the Award and Avoid buttons beside it. When Add Bids  Mode is enabled, the red plus inside of the button becomes gray and a checkbox is displayed beside your search options. The gray checkmark turns  red when enabled.

5. Disable the pairing filtered award checkbox. The checkmark inside the box is gray  when disabled. If you don't disable the checkbox, the bid with search options is added. This box is only displayed if you have performed a search.

 

6. Click the circle  beside a pairing number that you want to bid for. You can select one or  multiple pairings. Notice that the background on the circled dates in  pairing number 2016 has a different color than pairing number 2010. This  indicates that you can click select it. The green circle indicates that  it matches the search criteria.

 

7. Click on a  pairing date from the dates row of the Pairing summary section for the  pairing you selected in step 6. Note:  If you don't complete step 6 you cannot select a pairing. Once a pairing  date is selected its background becomes darker  

8. Click on the  Award button  to add an Award Pairings If Pairing Number XXXX  If Departing On Date XXXX bid preference. A confirmation message,  with the bid preference that has been added, is displayed. Read the message  to ensure the bid preference you want is added. Click OK to continue.

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9. Click on the  Avoid button to add an Avoid Pairings If Pairing Number XXXX  If Departing On Date XXXX bid preference. A confirmation message, with the bid preference that has been added, is displayed. Read the message to ensure the bid preference you want is added. Click OK to continue.