Qantas will operate a fleet of eight new B787-9 Dreamliners when they launch their Perth (PER) to London (LHR) flights this March. The route will be about 17 hours long and cover a distance of 9,008 miles. Of course, with a flight that long, there will be a rotating crew of pilots and flight attendants who work and then rest. To accommodate that rest, there are both pilot and flight attendant rest areas.
The pilot rest area is located directly above the business class seats at the front of the plane and accessible via a narrow staircase. Once upstairs, you’ll find two beds. Meanwhile, the flight attendant rest area is located above the main cabin between the Economy and aft galley. It’s a bit more cozy there, with room for six narrow beds.
Now, the 787 crew rest areas are certainly not as elaborate as those on the A380 and B777s:
- Inside an Emirates B777 Crew Rest Compartment…Pretty Pimp!
- The Part of the Plane You Never Get to See: Cabin Crews Rest Compartments…not bad on the 787s and A380s