Start Bid Reserve Bid - Bid Group
The Start Reserve Bid, Bid Group is a one line bid preference bid group that requests a reserve block. If the N-PBS Scheduler reaches this group it stops processing your Pairings bid. You are marked as on Reserve, and the N-PBS Scheduler begins processing the next crewmember's Pairings bid group. Once all Pairing bid groups have been processed, the N-PBS Scheduler begins to process all Reserve bid groups in seniority order. The N-PBS Scheduler does not move back to your Pairings bid group, and you are awarded a reserve block only.
You can attach a Max Above X (X is the value that you enter) option to the Start Reserve Bid bid preference. The Else Start Next Bid Group option is added automatically when you use Max Above. This indicates that you want a reserve block, but only if the amount of reserve blocks already awarded is less than the amount you entered. If this number has not been met the N-PBS Scheduler moves to the next bid group.
Bid validation is performed when you submit a bid.
Start Reserve Bid Max Above
■ bid for a reserve block, and set the maximum number of reserve block holders above you in seniority
Start Reserve Bid Max Above 4 Else Start Next Bid Group
■ the N-PBS Scheduler awards you a reserve block only if no more than four reserve blocks have already been awarded; if the first four reserve blocks have been awarded, the N-PBS Scheduler awards you the fifth reserve block, but if the first five reserve blocks have been awarded, the N-PBS Scheduler continues to process the rest of your Pairings bid group
■ the Else Start Next Bid Group option is added automatically to a Start Reserve Bid Group bid if you use the Max Above option
Add a Start Bid Reserve Bid - Consecutive Reserve
To Add a Start Reserve Bid:
1. Click the Start Bid Group button.
2. Click Start Reserve Bid bid.
To add the Max Above Option:
a. Click on Start Start Reserve Bid.
b. Click on Max Above.