APDL - Potential bug in rest computation

rnedel

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I am new to APDL. I have just imported my August schedule as my first attempt to use APDL. Right away, I noticed that the importer seems to have calculated a rest violation where none actually seems to exist. Here is the Delta trip that I imported...

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SLC PILOT 73N *** ROTATION OPER 20JUL/14:03 GMT
4079 POS-A/B EFFECTIVE AUG05 CHECK IN AT 7.41
ON DUTY
DAY FLT DEPARTS ARRIVES BLK M/U TURN M EQP ACT/MAX
05 1414 SLC 0841 LAX 0945 2.04 739
LAX 12.30/FOUR POINTS BY SHERA 2.04B
2.04TL
05 2020 LAX 2345 MEM 0528 3.43 738
MEM 23.37/SHERATON MEM DTWN 3.43B
3.43TL
07 838 MEM 0635 LAX 0835 4.00 1.45
1375 LAX 1020 SLC 1309 1.49
5.49B
5.49TL
3.49TRP
0.20ADG
REGULAR- 15.45TL 11.36BL 4.09CR 0.00MU
RESERVE- 15.45TL 11.36BL 4.09CR 0.00MU
TAFB 53.58CR
TAFB 53.58EX
END OF DISPLAY
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Please notice that the 5th of August contains two duty periods. The first starts at 0741a (1+00 report) with a flight SLC to LAX. I release 30 minutes later at 1015a in LAX. I go into rest before the evening redeye to MEM. Report for the evening flight is 10:45p (again 1+00 report).

So my computed rest should be 1045p - 1015a = 12+30 rest. APDL computes my rest as 0+00 and flags it as a FAR 117 violation.

I can't very easily upload a screenshot of the trip in APDL, but it shows the following duty periods:

Day 1 of 3 Rest 18+02
Report 05AUG Duty 0741-0358 21+17 <<=== NOTE this is an error as this seems to string the first 2 duty periods together.
FDP 0741-1055 (SLC) 3+04

WE 1414 739 SLC LAX 0841 0945 2+04 CA-PF Block
Credit 5+15 Block 2+04
Hotel

Day 2 of 3 Rest 0+00 <<=== NOTE this is an error as it should be 12+15
Report 05AUG Duty 2245-0558 5+13
FDP 2345-0428 (SLC) 4+43

WE 2020 738 LAX MEM 2345 0528 3+43 CA-PF Block
Credit 5+15 Block 3+43
Hotel

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So the data seems to import flight numbers, dates and times correctly, but it doesn't seem to recognize that two separate duty periods start on the same date (05 Aug).

As a side note, I had already updated my user preferences (settings) to reflect 1+00 report and 0+30 release, basically for all trips. I did this before importing my August rotations.

I would appreciate any help rectifying this problem. Thanks.

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Post edited on 02 Aug 15 at 7:27am (MTN) to include two screenshots (rotation and APDL screen).
 

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Andy Adams

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Hello,

Red eyes cause issues for APDL and the schedule importer so they must be manually entered (the same goes for split duty trips)

Please see the red eye section of our documentation here for guidance on how to handle this properly http://docs.nc-software.com/display/APDLDOCS/Manual+Entries
 
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