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** UPDATE: February 11 2020 **
Training done. (G/S, SIM, IOE and consolidation)
Whew :) Thank you all for your patience.
As you know, 2019 was a challenging year with all the updates to Jetnet/ePays. We re-coded the sync no less than three times, but when the last update broke the sync just days before my training, I knew it was the "perfect storm."
I know there were many emails and calls that I never saw or had the chance to respond to, and I very much apologize if you were affected by that. I am working to get the site back to normal as quickly as possible.
The first update to come will be a new page that will allow you to paste in your own pay sheet to log — without having to wait on me :)
Once that is online, it will free up a tremendous amount of my time to get the sync back online. Additionally, in the future if development on Jetnet should break the sync, the "alternate update method" will no longer involve emailing in paysheets and waiting for me to update your logbook, but will be a simple and quick copy/paste of your paysheet.
Thank you all for the many kind words of support and for weathering this challenging period. I am sure, like you, that I look forward to a much more productive 2020 :)
** Jetnet Sync offline for maintenance**
Thanks for your patience while I rebuild the sync. I'm in transition class from the S80 to the A319/321 at AA right now so it will be next month sometime before I really have the time to finish rebuilding the sync.
In the meantime, eLogSite is *FREE* for all users while under maintenance, so you will each get credits to your subscription for most of this year.
To update your logbook while the sync is under maintenance, follow the instructions below to email us your ePays data files. Make sure to send the correct file and in the correct format (text) as the wrong file or format will cause delays.
Also when sending data files, please make sure to make the subject of your email "epays data for elogsite" -- this is important as eLogSite receives around 25 spam messages hourly and I search for that subject to quickly get to emails that need an update. We have had a few users email us for months with no response because their emails were never seen. I'll fix the spam issue after training and the sync is back online.
- Here is how to send us your ePays data files:
- Log in to epays.aa.com
- Click on the “Activity/Pay Sheets” tab (its the middle one)
- Change the time period to show as far back as possible (3 years)
- click on the “PAY SHEET” for the month you need — it will open in a window, just click anywhere in the window
- press CTRL-A (Command-A for macs) — this will select all text, and it should turn blue
- press CTRL-C (Command-C for macs) to copy to your clipboard
- start a new email to email@example.com with the subject "epays data for elogsite"
- click in the email (just like you were going to type a message)
- press CTRL-V (Command-V for macs) to paste the copied text (pay sheet) into the email. Enter a few blank lines at the bottom.
- Please copy all of your files into the same email message, just enter a few blank lines between them.
Thanks for your patience as it may take me a day or two while I am in training to get to your update.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please be patient as our technical support person could be out flying, but you will receive an email when your data is ready to sync.
Also, very importantly, if you are planning to import into another program, always make a backup of your other logbook before attempting any import.
You can delete those (or any) legs using the delete command. The format is "del 123456" where the number is the leg ID of the flight you want to delete. The leg ID column is not visible by default and you will need to turn it on in order the see the leg ID. Just hover over any column header and follow the menu to turn that column on.
We tried making the report bigger to fit more columns, but it did not fit on a standard size paper which added considerably to the cost of printing and binding. We also tried lowering the font size to fit more columns but the report was difficult to read at the smaller font sizes.
There is a way to print two reports and combine them in the binder — however it makes your logbook report more complicated which is not necessarily a good thing. Remember, you want the interviewer to look at the totals at the end of the report and move on with the interview, not spend time trying to figure out your logbook report. You would have to try it and see for yourself if you thought it made the report too complicated.
The basic idea here would be to print the first report, then print a second report with only the columns you could not add to the first. Then include both reports (same pages facing each other) in one binder. It might be a good idea if you do this to include some kind of graphic picture on the first couple of pages showing this, like an arrow on the first page pointing to the second with the label “Additional columns” or something like that. Both pages would have the same page number on them.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you need to get your logbook up to date, we can back log your flights for a one time charge of $30/yr. We cap the total amount you could pay for back updates to 3 years or $90 — any additional updates are free. You can now request updates as far back as February, 2004.
We hate subscriptions that automatically renew and bill so we will never do that to you. You must sign up again at the end of your subscription to continue service.
We have had several questions about pricing so we thought we would provide some examples.
Example: Your logbook is already up to date — you purchase the $60.00 subscription. Your logbook will automatically sync any flights flown in the same month that you started the logbook, and continue for one year. Keep in mind that during the first month the logbook will not sync any times because that months flying will not be on JetNet until the second month. (Alternatively you could wait until your second month then purchase the logbook with one months back update ($2.50) if you didn't want to have an empty logbook for that first month.)
Example: Your logbook is 6 months out of date — you purchase the $60.00 subscription + you add 6 months of back updates (at $2.50/mo, or $15.00) for a total of $75.00 and the first time you log into the logbook it will automatically sync flights starting 6 months prior to the current month, and will continue for a year from the purchase month.
Example: Your logbook is 3 or more years out of date — you purchase the $60.00 subscription + 3 years of back updates at $30/yr for a total of $150.00 - your logbook will sync any flights up to three years back immediately from Jetnet, (edit: temporarily limited to 10 months of immediate data) and you can request updates as far back as February 2004 for no additional charge. Your logbook will continue to log flights each month for a year after your purchase month. So you get a minimum of 4 years of detail logging (3 back and 1 forward) and the capability of logging all flights back as far as 2004.
The whole point is for you not to have to worry about it anymore. See? Easy peasy.
We can add this time to any other column you want very quickly and easily, so don't waste your time copying it over, just open a support ticket ( email@example.com )
Our tail numbers for historical flights dating between 2004 and 2015 came from the DOT -- and they unfortunately did not have data for Executive airlines, maintenance flights, or international flights.