U.S. FAA proposes minimum rest periods for flight attendants between shifts

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Thursday it was proposing to require flight attendants receive at least 10 hours of rest time between shifts after Congress had directed the action in 2018, according to a document released Thursday. Airlines for America, a trade group representing major carriers including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and others, had previously estimated the rules would cost its members $786 million over 10 years for the 66% of U.S. flight attendants its members employ. Aviation unions told the FAA t…

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