The FAA Announces New Rules For Flight Attendants

The FAA has announced a new and finalized rule to guarantee flight attendants get more rest between work days. Before the new rule, flight attendants required 9 hours of rest between shifts and could even be an hour shorter depending on the circumstances. They now have the same rights as pilots to a minimum rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours when they’re scheduled to work for 14 hours or less. Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, Maria Cantwell, explained that the role that flight attendants perform are critical safety roles and deserve the same rest periods provided to pilots.