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The Part of the Plane You Never Get to See: Where the Crew Rests

Rain Noe of Core77 shows us photos, diagrams, and videos of one area of a jetliner that you’re unlikely to see as a passenger: the crew rest compartment. Noe prefers the technical term “chillaxation spot,” but to laymen like you and me, this is where pilots, stewards, and other members of the flight crew rest on long-haul flights.


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Chris McGinnis, a travel reporter, got a chance to explore the crew rest compartment on a brand new Boeing 777.  It has eight beds for the crew.


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I once took a 16-hour flight, and they had two complete crews aboard. I wondered if there was a place to nap for those who weren't "on duty." And I wondered what kind of compensation you get for flying twice as long as your shift.
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