Last updated: 01:00 PM ET, Tue March 24 2015

Inside The ‘Secret’ Airline Compartment for Flight Attendants

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | March 24, 2015

Inside The ‘Secret’ Airline Compartment for Flight Attendants

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Modern commercial aircraft are more than just marvels of modern technology.

They’re just flat-out cool.

This video is from a couple of years ago but it’s a revelation if you’ve ever wondered how a flight crew relaxes on a long-haul journey.

Aboard this Cathay-Pacific Boeing 777-300 there is a "secret" staircase that leads to a very cramped, yet very neat, area. No, it’s not mysterious and it’s certainly not spooky; we only use the phrase "secret" because while this is certainly known to travel professionals, even the most jaded fliers might not be aware of it.

It’s a rest area that allows for a bit of alternating down time for flight crew.

Take a peek:


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