As in the real-world, pilots never fly ad-hoc. They rarely will be able to fly a one leg trip and back again on a whim. On a monthly basis, pilots will bid out their trips. They may get the trips they want depending on seniority.
At Southwest Virtual, our mission of simulating the day-to-day operations of a line pilot closely aligns with simulating trips. This is at the heart of what we do. Pilots should endeavor to complete an entire trip on a minimum of an annual basis. You'll likely get to see airports and places that you would otherwise never visit. As a bonus, these trips are modeled from Southwest where possible, so they are a true look into "a day in the life." Let’s take a look into the rules and some definitions.