Flight attendants will soon get more rest.

Flight attendants will be given at least 10 hours of rest when they are scheduled for less than 14 hours of work. Current regulations require at least nine hours of rest.

While flanked by flight attendants from the largest U.S. airlines, Billy Nolen said "rest period increase for flight attendants corrects a historical inequity"

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The move will bring attendant rules in line with those for pilots in the U.S.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the union that represents flight attendants at United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and smaller carriers, said that the pilot rest rules were changed "almost overnight" after the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407.

Nelson said that flight attendants were left on the floor. We had to keep going.

The new rest rule was mandated by congress. Nelson claimed that the Trump administration tried to kill the rule.

She said that President Biden promised the union that this would be a priority.

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A flight attendant is talking about her job.

The chairman of the committee that pushed for the rule to be included in the law said that it was welcome.

Flight attendants will have the rest they need to perform their duties and enjoy a better quality of life after a nearly four-year delay.

30 days later, the final rule will be published in the Federal Register.

The airline industry supports the move.

Airlines for America stated that rested and alert flight attendants who are prepared to carry out their responsibilities, including cabin safety and other duties, is critical to this goal. "This is the reason we continue to support data-driven and scientifically-validated measures to prevent fatigue."