FMLA Now More Inclusive for Flight Attendants

Last month, before the holiday break, Congress passed The Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, which makes flight crews eligible for the benefits provided under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


Supported by labor unions representing flight crew workers, this legislation was sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and closes a loop hole which previously restricted FMLA benefits to flight crews, as their fluctuation schedules and flight shifts often didn’t coincide with the required standard 40-hour work week.