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WinBid Pairings andd e.Halo Gofers on the iPhone X

 

WinBid Pairings and eHalo Gofers for iPhone now fully supports the new edge-to-edge display on the AWESOME iPhone X.

 

WinBid Pairings (v.2.5.7) Includes HISEND (pilot only)

 

WinBid Pairings now includes HISEND messages. You can create and send HISEND messages, and display all messages that were sent. Look for the free update in the Apple App Store.

 

winDECS for iPad (v.1.0.3) Includes HISEND

 

winDECS for iPad now includes HISEND menus. You can create and send HISEND messages, and display all messages that were sent. Version 1.0.3 includes this feature. Look for the free update in the Apple App Store.

 

winDECS for Mac and Windows Includes HISEND

 

Email from 1973? For those who are involuntarily chained to 1973, winDECS for Mac and Windows now includes HISEND menus. You can create and send HISEND messages, and display all messages that were sent. Get the update (version 1.0.3) here.

 

Announcing winDECS for iPad (Now in Apple App Store)

 

Now in the Apple App Store: winDECS for iPad. winDECS for iPad brings DECS/FOS to your iPad. Your most-used DECS commands are organized in plain English, with all DECS responses recorded and saved for later review, printing, and archiving. CCI works pretty well, but it is disorganized and unfocused. winDECS for iPad is by nature organized and focused for pilots. It is especially focused for pilots who have no need or desire to learn the arcane workings of Sabre/DECS.

App Store

  • A true menu-driven DECS
  • Arranged by type, category, etc.
  • All DECS response screens are databased for review, emailing, archiving, printing
  • Quick access - don't worry about command syntax
  • "Sticky" values, enter almost any value only once. The app remembers your crew base, aircraft, division, position, etc.
  • "WinBid Reserve"-like reserve display/sorting.
  • Create/Send/Display HISEND messages.

    Clear here to read more here in the online instructions for winDECS for iPad

 

AA Password Tips

 

Many of our apps use your AA password. That password is outside of our control, and we do not know it (and remember, never send passwords over email etc.). The best way to manage your AA password is to use our apps' Recycle Password feature. To use that, you must have a working and not expiring AA password. Using Recycle Password every month will save you a lot of headaches. Here are some other tips about AA password management:

  • Your password should never included special characters such as "#", "?" "+", "/", "&", or "\" – if it does, you must change your AA password to something without those characters in order to use our apps. Remember, the National Institute of Standard and Technology says that special characters do not make a password more secure. Simply comply with AA's composition rules: at least seven characters, at least one upper case, at least one lower case, and at least one numeric number. Nothing more.
  • Use Recycle Password every month or so
  • If you chose to change your password to something different, you must cancel all scheduled ACIs, change your password in e.Halo/e.Halo Gofers/Halo and then reschedule ACIs again

Instant DECS provides DECS Info in WinBid Pairings for iPhone

 

If you are a pilot, and have WinBid Pairings, you have quite a few DECS/FOS commands built into the app. From the My Pairings tab, you can select the DECS menu and add or update your DECS schedule information to the app. Additionally, the DECS menu includes a "More DECS Command" menu that brings up Instant DECS, with numerous additional DECS commands for simply viewing DECS information. The best part of DECS information in all our apps is there are no arcane codes and inconsistent formats to remember. All DECS features are in plain English, as they should be. After all, this isn't 1974. At least I think so.

 

One recent DECS command added to the Instant DECS menu in WinBid Pairings for iPhone is the "Flight Status" command. If you need your dispatcher's phone number, among other things, prior to a flight plan being generated, this is the way to get it.

 

All New Halo 4 for Windows

 

Because of the implementation of AA's new Travel Planner, Halo 3 for Windows has been discontinued, however, I am pleased to annouce an all-new Halo 4 for Windows. It was built from the ground up to access or to retrieve information from AA's new Travel Planner. Halo 4 for Windows closely mirrors the fuctionality of all of our other Halo/eHalo products, including Advance Check-In.

 

Order now: Halo for Windows

 

If you ordered the stand-alone version of Halo 3 for Windows in the past 16 months, the new version will be free for you. All users that ordered the stand-alone version of Halo 3 for Windows after January 1, 2016, should have received an email with a free download link. If you ordered the stand-alone version of Halo 3 after January 1, 2016 and did not receive an email with download instructions, please contact me.

 

 

Annoucing winDECS for Mac and Windows (pilots only)

 

Annoucing winDECS, a new app to improve DECS usability and make it less arcane. Available for order now: winDECS for Mac and Windows

 

 

 

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WinBid and Preferential Bidding

 

Do you need a bidding program, with preferential bidding? That was one of our goals in our recent app development projects: to separate the activities that preferential bidding would replace and those that will exist after implementing preferential bidding. Many of our apps will continue to provide value to crew members in managing their schedule and interacting with company systems, now and into the future.

 


Instructions for Installing Previously Purchased WinBid Apps on Pilot iPad

 

If WinBid apps were purchased with an iTunes account other than the primary iTunes account on your pilot iPad:

  1. On your pilot iPad, go to the Settings app, and on the left side, scroll down to iTunes & App Store
  2. Press the Apple ID and select Sign Out
  3. Enter the Apple ID and Password for the iTunes account that you used to previously purchase WinBid apps and press Sign In
  4. On your pilot iPad, go to the App Store app
  5. Press the Purchased tab at the bottom of the screen, then select the Not on This iPad tab
  6. Your previously purchased WinBid apps will be listed. Press the cloud button to download and install any or all purchased apps.
  7. Use steps 1-3 above to return your iPad to the default iTunes account

If you previoulsy purchased WinBid apps with your primary pilot iTunes account:

  1. On your pilot iPad, go to the Settings app, and on the left side, scroll down to iTunes & App Store
  2. Confirm that you are signed in with your Primary iTunes account
  3. On your pilot iPad, go to the App Store app
  4. Press the Purchased tab at the bottom of the screen, then select the Not on This iPad tab
  5. Your previously purchased WinBid apps will be listed. Press the cloud button to download and install any or all purchased apps.