Hey guys, I have a few questions about Air exception work: Question #1 Could someone clarify for me: what is Air exception work? My understanding is that it is non-scheduled Air work performed by a part timer. Is this correct? Question #2 If my understanding is accurate, how then is one chosen for this type of work? If my building has two cover drivers, both of whom have made their thirty day's, would I be considered last since I have not completed my thirty days (I have more seniority than one of these guys). Or... is air exception work something that is bid upon? (I'm thinking that its not, as it is unscheduled?). Question #3 How does one accumulate time in the progression pay rates as an exception driver? Article 40, Section 6, Paragraph A states: "Part-time air drivers including exception air drivers will be paidas follows...", it then lists pay rates at 12, 18, and 24 months. How is this amount of time determined? If Air exception work is unscheduled and non-bid work, how does one accumulate time? I realize that in the following paragraphs the national does specify that a part timer who is awarded scheduled Air work will have one month of time for each four days of exception work performed in the two years prior to the awarded position. However, as I have already quoted, Paragraph A specifies that the progression does apply to those working only exception work; this would suggest that the latter quote about the awarded position pay rate, is to protect the pay rate of exception drivers moving to scheduled Air work. I can't get a straight answer on these questions, so any opinions would be much appreciated. Also, if I'm overlooking something, please fill me in!