AAL Scheduling glitch

#7
The learning curve for PBS is very steep on both sides. The Trip Trade system is a confusing mess and bad decisions and bids can bite pilots and management. Not to bash Scott Kirby, as he is no longer at AA, but he represents the promise, perils and failures of a very complex PBS system.To those types who live and breath by the "spread-sheet" and believe that the can micro manage the schedule; the education that a bad button push, or program miss-step can cost millions. Kind of like being a pilot.

It seems to me that the spread sheet geeks are of the mind set that they can fly the last minute of the December schedule with the last reserve just timing out at 11:59, Dec. 31st. Every block holder does his schedule and all the pretty numbers add up just right. Not to much, not to little, just micro-manage this thing to the Nth degree like they taught us in MBA school.

At the pilot school house they teach CAMI when dealing with the FMS. Confirm, Activate, Monitor and Intervene (if necessary). Somebody messed up a step in the scheduling department. I guess and the company December schedule is heading direct to ed UP instead of direct to the happy customer waypoint.
 

learhawkerbe400

Well-Known Member
#13
The learning curve for PBS is very steep on both sides. The Trip Trade system is a confusing mess and bad decisions and bids can bite pilots and management. Not to bash Scott Kirby, as he is no longer at AA, but he represents the promise, perils and failures of a very complex PBS system.To those types who live and breath by the "spread-sheet" and believe that the can micro manage the schedule; the education that a bad button push, or program miss-step can cost millions. Kind of like being a pilot.

It seems to me that the spread sheet geeks are of the mind set that they can fly the last minute of the December schedule with the last reserve just timing out at 11:59, Dec. 31st. Every block holder does his schedule and all the pretty numbers add up just right. Not to much, not to little, just micro-manage this thing to the Nth degree like they taught us in MBA school.

At the pilot school house they teach CAMI when dealing with the FMS. Confirm, Activate, Monitor and Intervene (if necessary). Somebody messed up a step in the scheduling department. I guess and the company December schedule is heading direct to ed UP instead of direct to the happy customer waypoint.
You think TTS is confusing? I don’t know how it could get any easier.
 

jtrain609

I'm a carnal, organic anagram.
#17
The learning curve for PBS is very steep on both sides. The Trip Trade system is a confusing mess and bad decisions and bids can bite pilots and management. Not to bash Scott Kirby, as he is no longer at AA, but he represents the promise, perils and failures of a very complex PBS system.To those types who live and breath by the "spread-sheet" and believe that the can micro manage the schedule; the education that a bad button push, or program miss-step can cost millions. Kind of like being a pilot.

It seems to me that the spread sheet geeks are of the mind set that they can fly the last minute of the December schedule with the last reserve just timing out at 11:59, Dec. 31st. Every block holder does his schedule and all the pretty numbers add up just right. Not to much, not to little, just micro-manage this thing to the Nth degree like they taught us in MBA school.

At the pilot school house they teach CAMI when dealing with the FMS. Confirm, Activate, Monitor and Intervene (if necessary). Somebody messed up a step in the scheduling department. I guess and the company December schedule is heading direct to ed UP instead of direct to the happy customer waypoint.
I hate to break this to you, but you have both the best functioning, and easiest to work PBS software in the industry. If the kids at American can't figure it out, I have no idea how they can be trusted to program an FMS.

I'd do...things, to get AOS back.
 

learhawkerbe400

Well-Known Member
#18
I hate to break this to you, but you have both the best functioning, and easiest to work PBS software in the industry. If the kids at American can't figure it out, I have no idea how they can be trusted to program an FMS.

I'd do...things, to get AOS back.
It’s stupid simple. I didn’t do any of the classes or online training and figured it out pretty quickly. And I’m by no means a computer genius.
 

L-16B

Well-Known Member
#19
I hate to break this to you, but you have both the best functioning, and easiest to work PBS software in the industry. If the kids at American can't figure it out, I have no idea how they can be trusted to program an FMS.

I'd do...things, to get AOS back.
People confuse work rules with PBS programs. It’s my second PBS program to work under and its soooooo easy. I love it. People need to realize it’s some of the work rules they don’t like.
 

jtrain609

I'm a carnal, organic anagram.
#20
People confuse work rules with PBS programs. It’s my second PBS program to work under and its soooooo easy. I love it. People need to realize it’s some of the work rules they don’t like.
I didn't think it was trAAdition to have work rules at American.
 
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