FAA Rule Extends Flight Attendant Rest Periods

Increases rest period to 10 hours.

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new rule that will give flight attendants 10 consecutive hours off between shifts. They previously received nine hours. Congress mandated increased rest breaks in the 2018 FAA authorization, and the FAA published the proposed rule nearly a year ago.  Pilots are already guaranteed 10 hours of rest.

“Flight attendants, like all essential transportation workers, work hard every day to keep the traveling public safe, and we owe them our full support,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This new rule will make it easier for flight attendants to do their jobs, which in turn will keep all of us safe in the air.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he and his department seek to ensure travel and transportation safety.
  • For Acting Administrator Billy Nolen as he heads the FAA.
  • For adequate rest and mental clarity for all airline staff and crews to ensure safe flights.

Sources: Politico, Washington Examiner, Department of Transportation


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