Award Pairings bid preferences identify the things you want to do, your work preferences, for the current bid period. Award Pairings bid preferences include options that identify particular characteristics of pairings that you like, such as types of layovers, duty duration, pairing credit etc. Award Pairings bid preferences include pairings for consideration, these bids add pairings to your block.

Items in Bids within a Comma Separated List

The N-PBS Scheduler considers items (dates, pairings, etc) within a comma separated list on Award bids to have equal preference. For example, in the following bid, Awards Pairings if Departing On May 10, 2015,  May 14, 2015 If Pairing Number W1717, each date has equal preference. The N-PBS Scheduler does not consider Pairing W1717 on May 10 to be more important to you than pairing W1717  on May 14.  If May 10 has more importance to you than May 14 it should  be in a separate bid, entered in priority order.

Any / Every Options

This bid has an Any or Every option.

If you use Any - only one leg of the pairing has to contain the property for it to be awarded or avoided*.

If you use Every - every leg of the pairing has to contain the property for it to be awarded or avoided*.

*In most configurations Any and Every options are not available for Avoid Pairings Bid Preferences. If you do not see these options on your avoid bids you do not have them.

Avoid Every only removes pairings where every leg has the property to be avoided. For example, Avoid Pairings if Every Leg is Redeye does not remove pairings where not all legs are redeyes. It only removes pairings where every leg is a redeye.

See Using Any or Every for more information.