Flight attendants always look so polished and beautiful. Regardless of how long the flight is the women’s makeup looks fresh while the men look like they just came from a tanning session. Regardless of the long hours on their feet attending to demanding and often rude flyers, the men and women are experts at disguising any sign of exhaustion. There are many rules and regulations that have to be followed before a flight attendant even considers sitting down for a couple of minutes. Contrary to popular belief, the crew is not just there to serve you a cold beverage. They go thru extensive training in CPR, first aid, security, emergency landing, hostage situations, and defibrillation, all while they have a smile on their faces. Here is a look at behind-the-scenes you don’t get to see when you are travelling. Next time, maybe smile and say thank you to the airline crew, they deserve it.Notice the limited height space available.
Each section has a light if you want to read or are scared of the dark.
Not only that, the sleeping quarters are tucked away where no one can see them.
Flight attendants don’t get to go for a snooze until all of their work is completed.
It’s the stairs leading up to the resting area.
You need an access code or key to pass through.
Instead, the staff has to open a hatch that looks a lot like an overhead bin like the one in this American Airline’s Boeing 773.
No, your crew is not taking a nap during takeoff, landing, or taxi.
In a recent Reddit post, flight crews admit they love it when passengers gift them with magazines.
Pilots have a separate sleeping area.
The mattresses are about 6 feet long and two and a half feet wide.
The crew needs to be reminded to stick to one person per bed.
A nook to put books and magazines in are found on the side.
This is one of Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Designed like a cruise ship with separate bunk beds.
Separate night lights are also installed in each bunk bed.
As long as you can stretch lying down, it shouldn’t be a problem.
You have to do your part in being a good, responsible flyer.
Pilots trust their crew to tell them if there is any poor behaviour and the flight has to be diverted.
Flight attendants are paid to provide a positive flying experience but not to clean up after you.
Doesn’t make their job look that posh.
Unfortunately, not every flight promises them an opportunity to sleep.