The Secret Airplane Bedroom Where Flight Attendants Sleep

During a long-haul flight, travelers will likely eat several meals, watch some questionable movies, and get in a few hours of sleep. Have you ever wondered how flight attendants manage to stay awake all night on those long-haul flights? Flight attendants are humans too, and just like everyone else, they need to sleep on long-haul flights.

At most workplaces, sleeping on the job is a big no-no. But if you’re a flight attendant on a long-haul flight it’s a must. Feel jealous? Well, don’t.

But where do Flight Attendants sleep?

It depends on of course an airplane, but Usually, cabin crew rest areas are hidden behind the cockpit, above first class.

Most Boeing and Airbus airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew. The steps are hidden behind an inconspicuous door that’s usually near the cockpit and code or key is needed to open it.

The beds are generally six-feet long and are made for one person. Each bed usually has a thick curtain next to it for privacy and to muffle noise. Depending on the airline flight attendant sleeping cabins also have entertainment systems as well as personal storage space.

See what the secret cabins look like.

Cabin Crew Rest Area
Cabin Crew Rest Area – Photo Credits: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Pilots also gets the chance to sit back and relax on long flights. Pilots have their own separate sleeping compartments.

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