Start Bid Reserve Bid - Bid Group 

This bid is only available in Consecutive reserve. If you don't see this option  it is not available.

The Start Reserve Bid does not award you a Reserve Line. This bid, if used, instructs the N-PBS Scheduler to flag you as on reserve. It stops trying to award you a flying block and processes your reserve bid in seniority order once all pairing blocks are built.

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

Example

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.