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  • Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel and to a video about the secret hidden bedrooms on many long-haul airplanes.

  • The question: Where do pilots and flight attendants go for a nap during a long-haul flight?

  • So, don't fall asleep and let's get started!

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  • Remember the last time you were in a long-distance flight, you got acquainted with your seat and the flight attendant came around after takeoff serving you food and drinks.

  • Now, you must know that with most airlines, flight attendants remain at their position or service station for the entire flight.

  • But after a couple of hours, another flight attendant suddenly starts serving you food and drinks and you start questioning, "Where did the pretty flight attendant go serving me earlier?"

  • Now, I'm not sure if you have seen these mysterious doors on long-haul Jets.

  • They very often come with an electric lock and no real description what's behind them.

  • Well, these doors lead to the crew rest compartments for the flight attendants.

  • So, if you ever wonder where the flight attendant has gone, she's probably on her controlled rest in the crew compartment.

  • Now, where are these crew compartments located?

  • Now, this very much depends on the size of the airplane and airline.

  • Some crew compartments are below the cabin floors or above the passenger seats on more modern jets such as the Boeing Dreamliner.

  • So, if we look at this picture of the Boeing 787 at the far end of the cabin, you can see the crew rest for the flight attendants which gives space for two flight attendants or more depending on the airline order.

  • So, the flight attendants use the very narrow staircase hidden behind the mysterious doors I've mentioned earlier to climb into that compartment.

  • At the front of the fuselage just above the first class you have another crew rest area for the pilots.

  • How are these areas equipped?

  • Well, don't expect the five-star hotel room.

  • They are comparable to Japanese sleeping pods or the one you see in the Fifth Element movie.

  • So, they are pretty small, but comfortable; they come with a decent bed a few cushions and a proper duvet.

  • Curtains to get some privacy from other colleagues, a light for each compartment, which can be dimmed as shown by my dear colleague pilot Alexander, and you can also set your desired temperature.

  • Very rarely, some of them come with the same entertainment system like a TV for instance as the passengers have.

  • Others comes with emergency equipment such as an oxygen mask in case of cabin depressurization, a PBE in case of smoke in the cabin, and a fire extinguisher.

  • And as a safety measure, their beds comes with a belt to be closed around your waist to prevent you from getting hurt in severe turbulence.

  • Last but not least, you have an Interphone with which other crew members can call you in case of emergency, but luckily, there are primarily used to wake you up from your controlled rest.

  • When can you get some rest time? Now, this just depends entirely on the crew composition.

  • On flights longer than nine hours, flight crews literally work in shifts

  • Now, I can't really speak for the flight attendants on how they divided their rest time, but from the pilot's perspective, that's how we do it.

  • Now let's say we were to be flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Los Angeles, California.

  • Now that's a 12-hour flight, and with most airlines that requires at least three, sometimes even four, pilots for that trip.

  • Now, let's say three pilots for our example So during the briefing we decide on who will be the pilot flying and who will be the pilot monitoring.

  • Now, the pilot flying will be the pilot performing takeoff and landing.

  • So he or she has to be up in the cockpit for those two phases of flight.

  • Now very often, the pilot monitoring sitting next to the pilot flying during takeoff will also be the one for landing.

  • You then first have to calculate the actual time window in which rest is allowed.

  • So, for our example, all pilots need to be within the cockpit for takeoff until passing 10,000 feet as it is prohibited to be in the bunk for takeoff.

  • And the same goes for landing: All crew members should be in the cockpit for the descent preparations and checklists, which start roughly 1 hour before landing.

  • So, from 12 hours, we are down to 10 hours and 50 minutes.

  • But we also have to take into account the time of actually waking up, putting on the uniform back on, swapping seats with the colleague, and doing a proper hand over and briefing update.

  • That's a minimum of 10 minutes each, so another 30 minutes subtracted gives us 10 hours and 20 minutes of actual rest time divided by 3 pilots approximately 3 hours and 27 minutes of rest.

  • Does that make sense?

  • Speaking of pilot flying, during the time the captain is in the crew bunk having his rest, very often the more experienced first officer will be the pilot flying in the left-hand seat for the time unless otherwise discussed at the briefing.

  • The colleagues flying at the time will set a timer, when to wake up the resting pilots and use the Interphone system to do so.

  • It's a similar time as if you press the flight attendants' button.

  • It will light up in the crew compartment and you have to acknowledge the wake-up call by pressing a little button notifying the flying crew, you are getting up.

  • Do you get enough rest in the bunk?

  • Now, that question is difficult to answer as it really depends on the time of day, the day of your rotation, jet-lag effects, and if it's a smooth or bumpy flight.

  • I admit, one of my colleagues had to go back to the bunk once and wake me up cause I was so fast asleep, and I didn't hear to wake up chime.

  • Trust me. Once in a while sleep deprivation will haunt down and knock you out when you least expect it.

  • So, the next time you wonder where the lovely flight attendant has gone to, she might be getting some rest time above your head in the secret bedroom of the airplane.

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Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel and to a video about the secret hidden bedrooms on many long-haul airplanes.


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