The pilot’s rest area inside an Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Photo: Howard Slutsken | Airways News
Often passengers on long-haul flights do not stop and think about the need for the flight crew to rest. Pilots and flight attendants only have a certain number of hours that they can work, and then they need their time to rest.
Some airlines opt for crew rest areas either above or below the passenger cabin of the aircraft, while others will have crew just use your standard passenger seat.
A crew rest sign means business – Photo: David Parker Brown | AirlineReporter
We have had a chance to visit quite a few different rest areas and I have to say that one thing that most of them have in common is they are small. They probably wouldn’t be a good fit for those who are claustrophobic.
It is not always easy to get to the rest areas (normally, steep stairs or a ladder), and once you are in, there isn’t always too much room to maneuver. However, what they do offer is a private space, away from passengers, to get some rest.
We wanted to share the number of different crew rest areas that we have visited. Enjoy the photo tour:
Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Flight attendant crew rest on an Air Canada Boeing 787 – Photo: Howard Slutsken | Airways News
LAN Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
A seating area for the pilots on this LAN Boeing 787 – Photo: David Parker Brown
Crew restÂ area in the upper portion of this LAN 787 – Photo: David Parker Brown
Although on the main deck, these two seats are for crew rest on LAN’s 787. They recline more and have curtains to seclude them from the rest of the cabin – Photo: David Parker Brown
United Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
The upper crew rest area in a United Boeing 787-8 – Photo: Mal Muir
The stairs to the crew rest area – Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter
A closer view of the United crew rest area – Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter
Third 787 Made – ZA003
This is in the third Boeing 787 ever made, ZA003. It was still in process of being worked on – Photo: David Parker Brown
A closer view of ZA003’s crew rest area – Photo: David Parker Brown
Air New Zealand 777-300ER
Pilot’s rest area in the upper front of an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER – Photo: David Parker Brown
China Eastern 777-300ER
The flight attendant rest area on the 777 – Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
Close up shot of the crew rest on China Eastern’s new 777-300ER – Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
American Airlines 777-300ER
The pilot’s rest area in AA’s Boeing 777 – Photo: David Parker Brown
The pilot’s sitting and sleeping area in the 777-300ER – Photo: David Parker Brown
The upper flight attendant rest area on American’s 777-300ER
Condor Airlines Boeing 767
On Condor’s 767s pilots have a special resting place located in the standard business class section. There are thick curtains that separate them from the main cabin
Flight attendants have a similar set up located in the back of the economy cabin
Antonov AN-124 Crew Rest
The hallway of the crewrest area on an AN-124 – Photo:Â Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren |Â JDLMultimedia
The living/crew rest area on this AN-124 – Photo:Â Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren |Â JDLMultimedia
Malaysian Airbus A380
The Malaysian Airbus A380 has triple bunks – Photo: David Parker Brown
Singapore Airbus A380
Pilot’s rest area in a Singapore Airbus A380 – Photo: David Parker Brown
Lufthansa Airbus A380
Pilot rest area on a Lufthansa Airbus A380 – Photo: David Parker Brown
Crew lavatory located in the front of the A380 – Photo: David Parker Brown
United Airlines 747-400
Front crew rest area on a United Boeing 747 – Photo: David Parker Brown
A bit older looking, this is a rest area in a United 747-400
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