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The FAA wants to give flight attendants mandatory 10 hours of rest between shifts amid nationwide burnout and staffing challenges

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The FAA proposed on Thursday to increase rest time for flight attendants to 10 hours from 9.
Congress had mandated the change, but the federal agency missed a November 2018 deadline to enact it.
The change comes amid widespread burnout among flight attendants due to record passenger violence.
The Federal Aviation Administration wants to give flight attendants an extra hour of rest between shifts. The FAA is proposing 10-hour breaks for flight attendants. These breaks would be mandatory and would provide flight...
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