April Blank Line Spreadsheets:
The spreadsheets for April, 2015 Blank Lines are now available.
Extra File Sent Out:
Tuesday afternoon (3/17), we accidentally sent out a number of extra First Round files for April bids along with the April Blank Line files. If you received an extra file, please accept our apologies. Your account is fine, there was a bad setting on our end when we gave our server the "Send" command. You can ignore this e-mail (unless you have a Blank Line); nobody got charged anything, and this won't happen again. (The responsible party is being reprimanded vigorously even now!)
Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience!
Integration with the CrewBid app for iPad! (Including Blank Lines)
SWAPtimizer data for vacations is available in the CrewBid app. If you have vacation next month and a current SWAPtimizer subscription, you will see additional menus in CrewBid that give you the ability to sort and filter lines using the same data that is presented in the spreadsheets.
The team that has produced CrewBid has done an outstanding job creating a superb bidding app for the iPad, and the quality of their product speaks for itself. It is our pleasure to join with them to make our data available exclusively through their app. Please visit their website or their iTunes site for further information.
Discounted Pricing Continues!
All SWAPtimizer Gold (annual) subscriptions purchased in 2015 are only $40, a significant discount from our previous prices.
You can view the CAP for your base/seat, for this month and next month, by logging in. This information is available whether you have vacation or not. It is also included in the e-mail messages when we send our files.
Note on Blank Lines:
We do generate spreadsheets for Blank Lines! If you purchase a subscription for the first round files, you will receive your second round file automatically via e-mail at no additional charge as soon as our files are available (also available for download on the site when you log in).
Please note that our files will be available several hours after the bid lines are published by Crew Planning.
What SWAPtimizer is:
SWAPtimizer® -- the SWA Pilot Vacation Optimizer -- is the first tool available for pilots at Southwest Airlines to fully project all vacation pay, including Vacation Overlap (VO) pay, as you prepare to bid for your vacation month! Other tools project pay within the vacation week, but since the VO can pay as much as or more than the 26.25 minimum TFP of the vacation week itself, the SWAPtimizer enables you to see the TRUE vacation pay for each bid line, before you bid. Whether you're looking to maximize your total pay, time off, effective vacation length, or vacation pay, or if you're looking to optimize your bid based on multiple goals, we can help.
SWAPtimizer files are spreadsheets for Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program. For your base and vacation(s), you will see what each line will pay, your days off, the vacation pay (including projections for overlap as well as the vacation week itself), and a summary of what your month will look like. You can then sort the lines by various criteria to optimize your bid.
All files for the upcoming month are $20 each. Annual subscriptions are also available. All active Southwest pilots are invited to register, and you can view recent spreadsheets and our video help files at no charge.