Standby Reservations Overview (v3)

This article provides an overview of the Standby Reservation features Flight Schedule Pro has to offer.

It is plain and simple, allowing your customers to make standby reservations improves the chance that your available time-slots are filled. Picture a standby reservation as a reservation behind another reservation. When a resource is unavailable, your customers can make a standby reservation. If the primary reservation is cancelled, the standby reservation takes over the primary slot, those affected are notified via email, and instead of lost revenue you just made a sale. In real-time you will see the result of the changes on the schedule.

You may find standby reservations elsewhere, however, Flight Schedule Pro gives you powerful options that the competition has overlooked.

Standby with by-type reservations; a powerful combination:

If you allow reservations by aircraft type, standby reservations can also be made by aircraft type. Let's consider the possibilities. Let's say you have 10 Cessna 172's. All 10 are already reserved from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday afternoon by various customers. An 11th customer also wants a Cessna 172 from 2pm to 4pm, however since all of them are reserved, Customer 11 makes a standby reservation for the aircraft type, Cessna 172. If any reservations for a Cessna 172 are cancelled, Customer 11's standby reservation will become a primary reservation and will be notified that they now have an active reservation. This dramatically increases the chances that your aircraft are utilized, and that your customer gets to fly when they want.

v3: v3 Help Articles (older version)

  1. Pilot Currency Overview (v3)
  2. How do I edit a user's pilot information? (v3)
  3. How to I setup pilot currency items? (v3)
  4. How do I setup reservation checks? (v3)
  5. How do I record evidence of TSA documentation? (v3)
  6. Dispatching Overview (v3)
  7. How do I activate flight recording with dispatching? (v3)
  8. How do I setup dispatch checks? (v3)
  9. Scheduling Overview (v3)
  10. Scheduling Rules Setup (v3)
  11. How do I setup reservation types? (v3)
  12. Eliminate last minute cancellations (v3)
  13. Priority Reservation Hours (v3)
  14. How do I specify which hours are displayed on my schedule views? (v3)
  15. How do I create a custom view? (v3)
  16. How do I set the aircraft schedule order? (v3)
  17. Should I setup multiple locations? (v3)
  18. How can I add two customers to a reservation? (v3)
  19. How do I edit role scheduling preferences? (v3)
  20. How do I setup company wide scheduling preferences? (v3)
  21. How can we schedule by aircraft type? (v3)
  22. Standby Reservations Overview (v3)
  23. How do I edit a custom view? (v3)
  24. How do I create a custom view? (v3)
  25. How do I set the schedule to show the view of my choice? (v3)
  26. How do I make a reservation? (v3)
  27. How do I display other peoples names on the schedule views? (v3)
  28. How can I change the default reservation length from 2 hours to 1.5 hours? (v3)
  29. How do I print the schedule? (v3)
  30. How do I setup multiple locations? (v3)
  31. Why you should require Customer 1 or Member 1
  32. User Management Overview (v3)
  33. How do I add and invite users? (v3)
  34. How do I approve new users? (v3)
  35. How do I view/edit a user's profile? (v3)
  36. How do I remove mass users from a role? (v3)
  37. How do I assign mass users to a role or roles? (v3)
  38. How do I assign a user to more than one role? (v3)
  39. How do I assign users to roles? (v3)
  40. How do I override permissions for a user? (v3)
  41. How do I edit and review roles? (v3)
  42. How do I edit a user's role assignment? (v3)
  43. How do I add a new role? (v3)
  44. How do I disable remote user signup? (v3)
  45. Receiving SMS text messages on your mobile phone (v3)
  46. Why managing user permissions with Roles is a good idea (v4)
  47. What are the file size and dimension requirements for images uploaded to the system? (v3)
  48. How do I redirect users to my website when they logout of Flight Schedule Pro? (v3)
  49. Cannot override my base work schedule using time-on/time-off entries (v3)
  50. Customers are not getting emails when reservations are created/edited/deleted (v3)
  51. About Pilot Roles (v3)
  52. Instructor Overview (v3)
  53. About Instructor Roles (v3)
  54. About Instructor Time-Off (v3)
  55. How to Setup Instructor Availability (v3)
  56. How do I add available shifts to a work schedule? (v3)
  57. How do I remove a Flight Instructor? (v3)
  58. How do I make time off and time on entries for instructors? (v3)
  59. How can I set the work schedule for a an instructor or staff pilot as always available? (v3)
  60. Aircraft Maintenance Overview (v3)
  61. How do I add an Aircraft? (v3)
  62. How do I edit an Aircraft? (v3)
  63. How do I down an aircraft for maintenance? (v3)
  64. How do I deactivate an aircraft temporarily? (v3)
  65. Fields description for aircraft times page (v3)
  66. How do I create a maintenance reminder for an aircraft? (v3)
  67. How to format text (v4)
  68. How do I setup Billing & Invoicing? (v3)
  69. Billing & Invoicing Overview (v3)
  70. How do I add a new flight instructor? (v3)

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