SkyNet Trip Trading
Is there still a Big Pick?
- Yes, but it isn't called that any more and you no longer need to create seperate trade requests for the seniority-based rundown and the time-stamped runs
- SkyNet Pickup, Trade, Drop and Vacation Drop requests can be submitted on/after Noon Domicile time on the 20th of the month prior
- The first run with those loaded trade requests occurs on at 10am Central time on the 25th and is run based on seniority (Big Pick style)
- Then, every four hours (2pm, 6pm, 10pm, etc) any remaining or newly uploaded SkyNet trade requests are processed based on the timestamp received when originally uploaded.
Open Trading vs Pilot to Pilot Trades
- Currently, trades with open trips are not allowed but you may be allowed to drop or vacation drop a trip into open time at the company's discression.
- Pilot to pilot trading is still allowed and you may have a LOT more potential to trade than you think.
- If pilot A wants to vacation drop a 4 day trip, pilot B wants to trade his 2 day for a 4 day and pilot C wants to pick up a 2 day trip, SkyNet could satisfy all three pilots' wishes in a pilot to pilot trade
- Another type of pilot to pilot trade is a 'Handshake Trade' where both pilots agree to trade ONE trip for ONE trip. In this case, Pilot A enters Pilot B's file number in as the 'Pilot to Pilot' box. These trades fire BEFORE the normal trade run thereby affording the pilots some control over the trip trading process
- Crew Companion is designed to support ALL SkyNet trip trading methods
What Do I Do at Noon on the 20th?
To submit your SkyNet Trade Requests to Skynet on the 20th, you (or someone capable of pressing a button and typing letters) must be at your computer to initiate the process. Complete the steps below at Noon on the 20th to submit your SkyNet trades.
- Open Crew Companion.
- Verify that your Daily Trade Requests are created. If you have not created any Daily Trade Request, click here for instructions on how to do so.
- A few minutes before noon on the 20th, click the Submit Trades button. The Skynet window will open and automatically log you in.
When prompted enter the Authentication Code and then click Save Request. It may take several attempts at entering the Authentication Code and clicking “Save Request” before the official clock strikes “noon” and you see the message "Your trade was saved."
- Finish entering your trades as above and watch the screens auto-fill the trade information.