There’s A Secret Room On Planes That The Airlines Don’t Want You To Know About.
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.
The flight crew has these very snugged thin mattresses and pillow they can go to for a little snooze.
Notice the limited height space available.
Curtains work as a separator between co-workers. Notice there are no windows.
Each section has a light if you want to read or are scared of the dark.
Yes, you have to sleep there with your crew. Imagine if someone snores.
Not only that, the sleeping quarters are tucked away where no one can see them.
That's because they are commonly found above the cockpit.
Flight attendants don't get to go for a snooze until all of their work is completed.
That extra door by the bathroom you always wondered about...
It's the stairs leading up to the resting area.
Don't try to get in and inspect on your next flight.
You need an access code or key to pass through.
Some planes don't even have room for the tiny stairway.
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.
Just when you were about to complain about your seat, these bunks can have up to eight crew members.
No, your crew is not taking a nap during takeoff, landing, or taxi.
The flight attendants taking a little tea time on a Boeing 777.
In a recent Reddit post, flight crews admit they love it when passengers gift them with magazines.
We can see why. This is the perfect time to catch up with what's going on in the world.
Pilots have a separate sleeping area.
The pilots beds are bigger than the rest of the crews. Remember they are flying the plane, they need a good, restful sleep.
The mattresses are about 6 feet long and two and a half feet wide.
Absolute no smoking is allowed in any part of the plane.
The crew needs to be reminded to stick to one person per bed.
Some planes provide pj's for the crew to slip into.
A nook to put books and magazines in are found on the side.
Not every resting area for the crew looks the same like this flat, open area.
This is one of Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
This American Airlines Boeing 773 offers more privacy than the previous ones.
Designed like a cruise ship with separate bunk beds.
You can choose to speak and socialize with your neighbour by opening up your curtain.
Separate night lights are also installed in each bunk bed.
Still there is not a lot of head room to walk.
As long as you can stretch lying down, it shouldn't be a problem.
It takes an awesome airline crew to make your flight enjoyable.
You have to do your part in being a good, responsible flyer.
Flight attendants have the authority to contact the pilot if you are acting out and putting the flight at risk.
Pilots trust their crew to tell them if there is any poor behaviour and the flight has to be diverted.
Just don't be that person that leaves this type of mess.
Flight attendants are paid to provide a positive flying experience but not to clean up after you.
Still, if there is just no time to go upstairs, the crew has seating behind the cockpit and at the end of the plane.
Doesn't make their job look that posh.
As soon as they finish their job in one flight, the crew is ready to serve on the next one.
Unfortunately, not every flight promises them an opportunity to sleep.
Courtesy of LifeBuzz