Seniority Analyzer

What is the Seniority Analyzer?

The Seniority Analyzer provides pilots with a clear picture of what equipment then can hold and where they can hold it and can show whether they will likely be able to hold a line or be on reserve. It even has the capability to look at bump bids (BMPBIDS) systemwide to see what other pilots intend to do during the next round of bumps and can use this information to “Predict the Future” and show what the expected Roster List (ROSLST) might look like once the bump round is complete.

Note: the Seniority Analyzer is currently only available at the Platinum subscription level.

How to Use the Seniority Analyzer

  1. To access the Seniority Analyzer click Tools, Seniority Analyzer.
  2. Your category (Domicile/Fleet/Seat) is shown by default when the window first opens but you can select any category you wish to inspect in the Filter options by clicking the dropdown arrow and select Domicile, Fleet, Seat. You can even select ‘All’ for those to get a wider picture. Ex. Select ALL, 400, CAP to see the list of 400 captains systemwide.
  3. In the upper left corner of the Seniority Analyzer window, you will see when the ROSLST and BMPBIDs were last updated. If you need to update the list, click the Update button. If you click the drop down arrow you can choose to only update the Roster List only, Bump Requests only, or Rostlst & Bmpbid.
  4. You will be prompted with a dialog box letting you know that Update process can take a long time. Depending upon the size of the Domicile, Fleet, and Seat the update process could take several minutes. Click Yes and the lists will be pulled down from the server. If you do not want to see this dialog box in the future, click “Don’t show this message again”.

How to Work With the Seniority Analyzer

The picture below highlights many elements of the Seniority Analyzer. Study the picture and notes and then scroll down below the picture for a list of definitions for the column headers and a more detailed explanation.

Column Heading

Definition

Name

Pilot name

Sequence

Numeric position within the category also known as ‘relative seniority’

Seniority

Systemwide seniority number

Bmp Sen

Bump Seniority – the seniority number used when determining bump priority

File #

Pilot UAL file number

Dom

Domicile

Eqp

Equipment (Fleet)

Pos

Seat

Outbound to

Previously awarded category (from ROSLST)

Inbound from

Current category for inbound pilot (from ROSLST)

Bmp Vol

Denotes whether pilot is volunteering to be surplused (from BMPBID)

First Bump Choice

First choice category to bumped to (from BMPBID)

Second Bump Choice

Second choice category to bumped to (from BMPBID)

Predict the Future!

The picture below highlights many elements of the Seniority Analyzer when “Predicting the Future”. Study the picture and notes and then scroll down below the picture for a more detailed explanation of what is displayed.

  1. When in ‘Prediction Mode’, the program searches for Bump bids from all pilots systemwide and will add them to the category list (green background) if they are more senior than the most junior pilot on the list as shown on the latest junior man report.
  2. Then, it determines who will bump out if a surplus is in effect for the selected category. The program looks at whether the category is under 8N or 8K and whether a pilot has volunteered to bump when determining what bump seniority (Bmp Sen) to assign. Pilots already listed on the ROSLST as ‘Outbound’ and pilots on the bump list who do not have their bump ‘stolen’ by a more senior pilot will be indicated with a red background
  3. Pilots who were originally on the bump list but had their bumps stolen by a senior pilot will be denoted by an “N/A” in the Bmp Sen column.
  4. The program will predict who will hold a line (black text), who will be borderline line/reserve (blue text) and who will be on reserve (red text) after the surplus concludes.
  5. Pilots who bump in or are already on the list but whose seniority number places them below the expected count of lineholders and reserves will display in gray text. These ‘gray area’ pilots may expect to be bumped in subsequent rounds.

Manage and Customize Seniority Analyzer

When working with the Seniority Analyzer, the features below will help you manage and view the screen easier.

Show Raw Data

If you would like to view the information in a raw data format, click the Show Raw Data link in the lower right corner of the Seniority Analyzer window. This will export and open the information into a Notepad .txt file format.

Export

You can choose to Export the information from the Seniority Analyzer into Excel. This may be beneficial if you would like to manipulate the data more.

  1. Click the Export button located in the Seniority Analyzer window.
  2. When prompted for a Save in location, select the area of your choice.

Sort Columns

Once the information has been updated, it will be displayed in the Seniority Analyzer window. You can then sort the columns in Ascending or Descending order to your liking. To select more than one column:

  1. Click on the first column heading.
  2. Then hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard and select the second column.
  3. To continue adding columns, hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard.

By default the columns will appear in Ascending order. To change this order to Descending, hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard and select the column heading again.

Note: You can have up the 5 columns sorted at a time!

Resize Columns

You can resize a column heading by putting your mouse pointer on the line that separates the columns. When your mouse turns into a double ended arrow, hold down the left mouse button and drag either left or right to change the size.