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Using the line simulator for queries


Using the line simulator for queries 

In this topic, we review how to use the line simulator for crew member inquiries. 

We estimate that this will take 4 minutes to complete.

The Line Simulator allows you to simulate various scenarios with crew member's schedules. You can use the tool to validate the questions that crew members may have about their awarded pairings.

  • Scenarios where this may arise are questions around holidays, pre-awarded absences (training, vacation, leave, etc.), or pairings that were not awarded to crew members.

Detailed Explanation 

Beginning on the Line Simulator tab, select the category to which the crew member in question belongs. 

Interaction 1 Click the Category dropdown button.

For this example, let's work with Las Vegas 319 captains. 

Interaction 2 Click the LAS-319-CA list item.

Interaction 1 Click the Employee Number input field.

Interaction 1 Enter 401398 into the Employee Number field.

Next, copy over the crew member's current schedule. 

Interaction 2 Click the Copy Line button.

Interaction 1 Click the Add button.

Dark text indicates the current bid period. Lighter text in parenthesis indicates historical bid periods. 

Let's try to add a pairing to this crew member's schedule to discover if it works within the current schedule. 

Interaction 1 Click the Pairing Number input field.

Now, enter the pairing number you want to check against the schedule for employee 401398. 

Interaction 1 Enter L3013 into the Pairing Number field.

Typically, the position and date fields populate with the appropriate information. If you want to choose another date, use this dropdown. 

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Now, check to see if this addition to the schedule is valid. 

Interaction 2 Click the Validate button.

Because this addition overlaps with the crew member activity "35", from January 31 through February 6, the new addition is invalid. 

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

Let's now delete this addition. To do so, we must first hide the Add Pairing pane. 

Interaction 1 Click the Hide button.

With the line highlighted, select Delete. 

Interaction 1 Click the Delete button.

Let's now modify an existing pre-assigned activity by extending activity "35" by one day.

Interaction 1 Click the Line Identifier 35 row.

Interaction 2 Click the Edit button.

Change the activity end date from the 6th to the 7th of February.

Interaction 1 Click the End Date > Day dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the 7 list item.

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

The new date is reflected in the selected bid. Now, validate the change to ensure it works. 

Interaction 1 Click the Validate button.

The simulator lets you know that the line is valid. 

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

If you need to check a crew member's acclimation, do so by clicking Acclimation, which provides a detailed report. 

Interaction 1 Click the Acclimation button.

Interaction 1 Click the Close button.


Congratulations! You have successfully reviewed how to validate changes to a crew member's schedule.


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