A Flight Attendant Released Photos Of This SECRET Room On Airplanes.

A Flight Attendant Released Photos Of This SECRET Room On Airplanes. April 1, 2023Leave a comment

The thing about air travel is, well, *it kind of blows*. No matter which airline you’re flying, odds are your seat will be too small (and too expensive) to ever make you feel like you’ve gotten a good deal. And then there’s the matter of the other passengers — even if you’re in good spirits, there’s no telling if the person next to you will be. All in all, we can agree that flying makes people feel bad more than it makes them feel good. And if that’s true for you, the passenger, we can only imagine what it’s like for the crew. Getting drinks, meeting demands, and otherwise keeping the plane safe can be an exhausting job. So just where does the crew go when it’s time to take a rest? As it turns out, there’s a whole secret realm on some planes, dedicated to giving the crews the rest they deserve. On longer flights, there actually is some respite for the crew to sit back and relax — and funnily enough, it might even be better than your seat. It’s cool though: These people work incredibly hard, and deserve all the relaxation they can get.Especially if you’ve got a window seat: Who can argue with a view like this?

Admittedly, although we appreciate the work they do, we’re not super aware of where the crew is on their break. After all, we have our own comfort to worry about — and on a plane, it’s pretty much impossible to get comfy, isn’t it?

Maybe you’ve overlooked it before, but on larger planes that take longer flights, there’s always an area like this for the crew to take a rest. And just like other places on the plane, there are plenty of regulations.

Where could they possibly fit a space for the crew to rest on a plane that’s already packed to the gills?

Turns out, they’re hidden somewhere on the plane. These spaces are small, windowless compartments with just enough room to stretch out after hours of pushing drink and food carts up and down the aisles. Think of it as a sanctuary for your hard-working flight attendants.

On planes like the Airbus A350, the crew’s quarters are up top on the back of the plane. So, while you’re napping your way across the Atlantic, chances are some of the crew are slumbering above you.

It’s not super glamorous, but on models like the Boeing 777, pilots get their own bunks with a first-class chair, and room for a closet, sink, and bathroom.

But don’t get too salty about it: The staff’s quarters are equally as cramped as yours. Across the board, plans just simply aren’t about comfort and luxury.

In other words, this isn’t really a good space to party or socialize. It’s basically just large enough for the crew to sleep if they need to.

There is a retractable screen to separate the bunks, but for the most part, the crew has to be okay with sharing communal space.

They usually have access to a reading light, hooks, a mirror, and a small personal storage space.

On the Boeing 777, there’s an overhead bin that looks like any other. However, a ladder extends from the bin down into the cabin, and the crew can just climb up. It’s like a tree house, except for, you know, in a plane.

Like something out of your wildest mile-high Harry Potter fantasies, there’s also a secret narrow staircase behind a door that crew members walk up.

At this point, we’re convinced that we’re always going to be looking out for this secret hatch whenever we fly.

It’s almost like a military barracks — but it definitely seems roomier than the one on the Boeing 777, doesn’t it?

Flights over 12 hours require total pilot and crew changes — we’re talking two shifts of eight or nine people, swapping out at any given time. That means that these spaces have to have a lot of bunks.

We’re just wondering if the flight attendants fight over the top bunk. We know we would.

Honestly, this set up looks cozier and more spacious than some Manhattan apartments.

If you’re in economy, their seats are definitely better than yours.

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