TripView Status: Back in Service!
After several month of reprogramming, the TripView function, both web-based and also as part of the SwaptAlert app, is now back in service!
Although some crew listings will be missing through the end of the month (generally when both pilots are Original assignment on the trip), all pairings should be available through TripView. A very new pairing may take a few minutes to populate, although this will generally occur much faster than it did before. If you notice any OTA pairing that is not available in TripView ten minutes or more after you've received the alert, please contact us.
Please accept my apologies for the downtime with the TripView function; we believe the revised software will yield a much better product.
The SWAPtimizer/SwaptAlert Nerd
View the CAP:
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.
New! Open Beta Test: SwaptAlert by SWAPtimizer
To download the SwaptAlert app for Android smartphones, please log in.
We now 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.