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Where, When & How Long The Crew Sleeps On Long Haul Flights

by SharonKurheg

As technology has advanced, so has the ability for flights to become longer and longer. As of October 2018, Singapore Airlines has the longest flight in the world, at 9,521 miles. Depending on weather, climate conditions and airport traffic, you can expect to spend 18 hours and 45 minutes on that flight.

Chances are that most, if not all passengers will get at least some sleep while on flights that are that long (if you’re one of those people who has a hard time sleeping on planes, these ideas might help). The cabin crew will need to get some sleep, too. But did you ever wonder exactly where they sleep? I mean, it’s not like you see beds or cots in the cabin. And how do they figure out who gets to sleep when? And for how long?

While perusing the internets, I think I discovered the ultimate answer.

Note – the video says it’s 8:55. It’s not. The good part actually ends right around 6:55 – the rest is a commercial. You’re welcome. 😉

(Note from Joe: I can’t watch this video and not think of the picture of Seth from Pax.ex.Aero lying in the overhead bin.) 


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This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary

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