Are there really secret rooms in some airplanes?

Your children’s question of the month for December (2017)
Steven, 9, from London

12 hours and more on the plane can not only be exhausting for us passengers at some point. Even the pilots and flight attendants need to rest occasionally on such long flights.


But where are such breaks taken?

The space in a passenger plane is limited and yet it is there: secret rooms, the so-called Crew Rest Compartments (CRC). Depending on the plane, these spaces are "hidden" in the roof of the aircraft, in the lower deck or at the end of the passenger cabin.

These rooms are usually quite small, but equipped with comfortable bunks and seating, which allows employees to take a well-deserved rest during a long flight.