PA Screen Selection Criteria and Functions
Description of PA Screen selection operators
There are two kinds of operators in the selection critera, unary and binary. Unary operators require only one operand while binary operators will enable a second field so you can select two. When you select the operator drop-down you will see the available operators for that selection. Below is a screen shot of the operators for the "Trip Length" criteria. There will be different operators available depending upon the selection critera.
Unary Selection Operators
= : 'is equal to"
> : 'is greater than"
>= : "is greater than or equal to"
< : "is less than"
<= : "is less than or equal to"
!= : "is NOT equal to"
<> : same as "!="
There are some special unary operators for times:
Before : "is before the selected time"
After : "is after the selected time"
CIT+30 : "Check in Time is in window between time selected and time selected plus 30 minutes inclusive"
CIT+60 : "Check in Time is in window between time selected and time selected plus 60 minutes inclusive"
CIT+120: "Check in Time is in window between time selected and time selected plus 120 minutes inclusive"
COT+30 : "Check out Time is in window between time selected and time selected plus 30 minutes inclusive"
COT+60 : "Check out Timeis in window between time selected and time selected plus 60 minutes inclusive"
COT+120: "Check out Time is in window between time selected and time selected plus 120 minutes inclusive"
Binary Selection Operators
B : "is between x and y inclusive" (e.g. means Trip Length from 2 to 4 days)
BETW : Same as "B"
In the deadhead selection criteria is the "FOR" operator. When you select that operator, both the "From City" and "To City" check boxes are enabled so you can select the appropriate option. You can select either one or both, plus a city for each. The available cities are correct for the last category and bid month you processed. What follows is a screen shot example.
Avoid : Means you want to "Avoid" the option(s) selected. The following example shows you want to Avoid landing airports DCA and DTW.
You can also select "Avoid" in the layover airport list as shown here. In this case we are avoiding BNA, want BUF but don't care how long, and also want long ABQ
Description of other Selection Criteria
Flight Numbers Selection Criteria
If you select the "Flight Numbers" criteria the [Select/View] command button next to the check box will be enabled, and the flight numbers selected will now be included in the matching pattern selection.
When you click on [Select/View], the Flight Number Select Window will open as shown here.
To put a flight number into the "Selected" list, you can either drag and drop it, or use the button. You can also right-click on any flight number in the list on the left to move it to the "selected" list. You can right-click on any flight in the "selected" list to remove it from the list.
BC will remember any flight numbers you select so that any previously selected flight numbers will remain when you return to this window. Flight numbers you select are "ORed" together before being combined with the other selctions on the PA screen using the selection join operator you have chosen.
Efficiency Factor (EF)
The Efficiency Factor or "EF" is factor computed by BC for each pairings which measures how efficient the trip is. It is essentially a measure of what percentage of time you get paid for the time you are away from base on a trip. The actual formula used is as follows.
EF = 1000 X (Trip Credit Value / Time Away From Base )
For some trips, it is possible to have an EF greater than 1000 because of the duty rigs for that trip. The higher the EF, the better. When you select this criterion, BC will show EF range for the processed trips to the right of the selection control as shown here.
Dep Days Selection Calendar
When you select this criteria, the calendar will be enabled. Just click on the day to select the trip departure day(s) you want. To select a DOW, just click on the heading and all of those days of week (DOW) will be selected. In the example shown, if you click on "M" all Mondays for the bid month will be selected.
Click again to deselect or toggle the selection. You can clear all selections by right-clicking over "Dep Days". The calendar is only active when the check box is "checked".
Avoid ETZ Departures Before...
This criteria will filter out any trips that have an Eastern Time Zone (ETZ) departure from a layover earlier than the time you select.
The time you select is local time as shown on the pairing.