Two Delta flight attendants based at Logan Airport charge the airline would only pay them for time they spent in the air and say they're owed back wages for all the time they worked before and after flights.
Nancy DeSaint of Cranston, RI and Barbara Keenan of Salem filed a class-action lawsuit last month in Suffolk Superior Court. Delta moved this week to have the case moved to US District Court in Boston, in part because of the amount sought - more than $5 million.
In their suit, the two flight attendants - one of whom still works for Delta - say:
Flight attendants are required to perform work before flights take off and after landing, but they are not compensated for that.
Additionally, flight attendants are not properly compensated for travel time, including overnight travel and travel required to return to their base after a flight.
They add Delta also didn't pay them for time they were on call at the airport but were not assigned to a flight and did not pay time and a half when they worked more than 40 hours in a week.