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What are the flight attendant duty period and rest requirements?

In most cases, if you have a scheduled duty period of 14 hours or less, you must have at least nine consecutive hours of scheduled rest after your duty period before you have another duty period. However, under certain circumstances, our regulations allow a rest period of only eight consecutive hours. If your employer schedules you for an eight hour rest period, your next rest period must be at least 10 consecutive hours and must begin no later than 24 hours after the beginning of the eight hour rest period.

You can find additional guidance on our Cabin Safety Legal Interpretations website.