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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–19 Edition) 

§ 121.467 

(1) No certificate holder conducting 

domestic or flag operations may sched-
ule a dispatcher for more than 10 con-
secutive hours of duty; 

(2) If a dispatcher is scheduled for 

more than 10 hours of duty in 24 con-
secutive hours, the certificate holder 
shall provide him or her a rest period 
of at least eight hours at or before the 
end of 10 hours of duty. 

(3) Each dispatcher must be relieved 

of all duty with the certificate holder 
for at least 24 consecutive hours during 
any seven consecutive days or the 
equivalent thereof within any calendar 

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) 

and (b) of this section, a certificate 
holder conducting flag operations may, 
if authorized by the Administrator, 
schedule an aircraft dispatcher at a 
duty station outside of the 48 contig-
uous States and the District of Colum-
bia, for more than 10 consecutive hours 
of duty in a 24-hour period if that air-
craft dispatcher is relieved of all duty 
with the certificate holder for at least 
eight hours during each 24-hour period. 

[Doc. No. 28154, 61 FR 2612, Jan. 26, 1996] 

§ 121.467

Flight attendant duty period 

limitations and rest requirements: 
Domestic, flag, and supplemental 

(a) For purposes of this section— 

Calendar day 

means the period of 

elapsed time, using Coordinated Uni-
versal Time or local time, that begins 
at midnight and ends 24 hours later at 
the next midnight. 

Duty period 

means the period of 

elapsed time between reporting for an 
assignment involving flight time and 
release from that assignment by the 
certificate holder conducting domestic, 
flag, or supplemental operations. The 
time is calculated using either Coordi-
nated Universal Time or local time to 
reflect the total elapsed time. 

Flight attendant 

means an individual, 

other than a flight crewmember, who is 
assigned by a certificate holder con-
ducting domestic, flag, or supple-
mental operations, in accordance with 
the required minimum crew com-
plement under the certificate holder’s 
operations specifications or in addition 
to that minimum complement, to duty 
in an aircraft during flight time and 

whose duties include but are not nec-
essarily limited to cabin-safety-related 

Rest period 

means the period free of 

all restraint or duty for a certificate 
holder conducting domestic, flag, or 
supplemental operations and free of all 
responsibility for work or duty should 
the occasion arise. 

(b) Except as provided in paragraph 

(c) of this section, a certificate holder 
conducting domestic, flag, or supple-
mental operations may assign a duty 
period to a flight attendant only when 
the applicable duty period limitations 
and rest requirements of this para-
graph are met. 

(1) Except as provided in paragraphs 

(b)(4), (b)(5), and (b)(6) of this section, 
no certificate holder conducting do-
mestic, flag, or supplemental oper-
ations may assign a flight attendant to 
a scheduled duty period of more than 14 

(2) Except as provided in paragraph 

(b)(3) of this section, a flight attendant 
scheduled to a duty period of 14 hours 
or less as provided under paragraph 
(b)(1) of this section must be given a 
scheduled rest period of at least 9 con-
secutive hours. This rest period must 
occur between the completion of the 
scheduled duty period and the com-
mencement of the subsequent duty pe-

(3) The rest period required under 

paragraph (b)(2) of this section may be 
scheduled or reduced to 8 consecutive 
hours if the flight attendant is pro-
vided a subsequent rest period of at 
least 10 consecutive hours; this subse-
quent rest period must be scheduled to 
begin no later than 24 hours after the 
beginning of the reduced rest period 
and must occur between the comple-
tion of the scheduled duty period and 
the commencement of the subsequent 
duty period. 

(4) A certificate holder conducting 

domestic, flag, or supplemental oper-
ations may assign a flight attendant to 
a scheduled duty period of more than 14 
hours, but no more than 16 hours, if the 
certificate holder has assigned to the 
flight or flights in that duty period at 
least one flight attendant in addition 
to the minimum flight attendant com-
plement required for the flight or 
flights in that duty period under the 

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