24. Can the Flight Crew Sleep on Flights?
The flight crew has a grueling schedule and doesn’t have the luxury of dozing off the minute they reach their seats like the rest of us do. However, on long-haul flights, there’s a special sleeping cabin for the staff. Most Boeing 777 and 787 jets have these windowless sleeping quarters.
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These sleeping pods are usually above or below the galley. Pilots also get to snooze on longer flights and are assigned rest periods during which their co-pilot mans the controls. The pilots’ sleeping berth is usually located in its own separate compartment.