Thursday, October 21

Inside the secret bedrooms where cabin crew put their feet up and take a rest



We’ve all wondered what flight attendants do when they’re not pacing the aisle serving us drinks and food.

And these images of cabin crews’ own secret bedrooms show they too get the chance to grab forty winks onboard.

These images show crews onboard some certain Boeing 777 and 787 planes get their very own beds.

Some of these jets feature a secret staircase which leads crew to their own sleeping quarters.

But while they might offer a chance to rest your head, the set of windowless bedrooms in a row leave some attendants saying they feel like they’re in a coffin.

Used for long haul flights, the staircase leads crew members upwards into sleeping quarters fitted with mattresses, pillows and curtains offering a small amount of privacy.

The beds are even fitted with seat belts – meaning you won’t go tumbling onto a friend’s mattress should you hit a patch of turbulence.

The hidden staircase is hardly ever spotted by passengers, as it’s disguised behind a security-coded door.

While the size and position of the bedroom area varies on each flight, the crew’s sleeping quarters are usually positioned behind the cockpit area, above first class.

Some entrances to the sleeping areas are disguised as an overhead bin.

Boeing 777’s have between six and 10 beds, with each one coming with storage areas for a crew member’s belongings.

Some lucky attendants might even bag themselves a TV with their bed.

A British Airways crew member spoke to the MailOnline Travel about sleeping in the onboard beds.

She said: “On the Boeing 747’s it’s all bunk beds and on the 777 it feels like you’re in a coffin.

“They are cramped but you can make it comfortable if you get a blanket or pillow.

“I always take my own pyjamas and I make a little bed up.”