I went inside the secret airplane compartment where flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights and was shocked by its size

Tour of the Airbus A350-900 XWB operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Flight attendants do not enjoy the same luxurious seats as some of their passengers on long haul flights.
Secret compartments in the stern of aircraft have berths for flight attendants to rest.
The cabin crew's rest areas are cramped spaces with no windows or forms of entertainment.
Airlines are constantly raising the bar for luxury and comfort for passengers as planes fly further than ever before.
An Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Andreas Zeitler / Shutterstock.com
But while passengers on some airlines benefit from glittering business class seats and even sofas in economy class, not everyone on board enjoys the same opulence, namely flight attendants.
Tour of the Airbus A350-900 XWB operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Thomas Pallini / Insider
The small compartments in which flight attendants spend their downtime are hidden in the stern of large-capacity aircraft. Aptly referred to as crew rest areas, they are where flight attendants hang out when taking a break from duty or other duties.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
The areas are closed to passengers and even their entrances are discreetly embedded in the architecture of an aircraft to protect them from unwanted visitors.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
On a recent tour of an Airbus A350-900 XWB, I went to the crew rest area to see the cabin crew doing their breaks. It was like this.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Crew rest areas for cabin crew are often located to the rear above the economy class cabin. I could very easily see the average passenger walking right past the small ladder and door that is simply marked "Crew Only".
Tour of the Airbus A350-900 XWB operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Its location makes sense as it is hidden from passengers in an area that is not frequented by many passengers. In all of my years of travel, I have never seen a flight attendant climb into her bunks.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
But just a few steps and I couldn't even tell that I was on a plane. There were no passenger seats or even windows in the room, just bunks.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Only six berths comprised the crew rest area, with not much room for anything else.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Storage is limited to a small cupboard with a cloakroom for hanging uniforms during the rest period.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Bags along the main aisle also provided some space to stow items.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Each bunk was equipped with a pillow and blanket set wrapped in a seat belt. It looked similar to what economy passengers get in the cabin below.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
In the event of turbulence, it is compulsory to wear seat belts in the bunks, as flight attendants must also adhere to the seat belt sign.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
But apart from a pillow, a blanket, and a reading lamp, the bunks were devoid of entertainment. The in-flight entertainment screens that adorned the cabin below were nowhere to be found in the crew rest area.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
The reason for this is that airlines want their employees to use the space for what it intends to rest. Watching movies or TV shows would only act as a distraction.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
However, I'm sure it doesn't stop flight attendants from using their phones, and a curtain provides privacy in each bunk.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
I didn't get a chance to lie down in one of the bunks, but it was hard to imagine resting in such a small space. However, I am sure that it will be a better alternative to the back row in economy class, for example.
The crew rest area of ​​an Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. Thomas Pallini / Insider
Plus, the commuting isn't that bad, only requiring you to descend the steps in the galley. Flight attendants can also communicate with other crew members via an intercom in the relaxation area.
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