Secret Compartment on 772 ?

 
Old Nov 30, 10, 12:47 am
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Red face Secret Compartment on 772 ?

Flying back from HKG Saturday in 32L, I noticed crew coming and going from a center aisle compartment between rows 27 and 31. It has a stairway that goes above the luggage bins.

Am guessing that this is a crew rest area in the attic - does anyone have any details of what this looks like?

Is it a nice plush lounge with feather duvets?
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Old Nov 30, 10, 1:11 am
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There are two crew rest areas, apparently from wiki and here:
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/107260_air05.shtml

You wanted to know what the crew rest area looked like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RX7wg-tWEo
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Old Nov 30, 10, 3:07 am
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You flew a 773 on CO?

And they exist on the 777s, 744s, and supposed to on 787s.

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Old Nov 30, 10, 3:44 am
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Sorry, Overhead Crew Rest Areas only on CO's 772s. Coach seats are reserved for crew rest on other long-haul flights over 8 hours.
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Old Nov 30, 10, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by guaCOmole View Post
Sorry, Overhead Crew Rest Areas only on CO's 772s. Coach seats are reserved for crew rest on other long-haul flights over 8 hours.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k_TvPCtOxQ
Video is a little dizzying and unclear, but it shows crew rests on a plane that is NOT CO (it's LH) NOR is it a 772 (it's a 744).
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k_TvPCtOxQ
Video is a little dizzying and unclear, but it shows crew rests on a plane that is NOT CO (it's LH) NOR is it a 772 (it's a 744).
He meant that, ON CONTINENTAL, they can only be found on 772 aircraft, not 767s.
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Old Nov 30, 10, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
You flew a 773 on CO?

And they exist on the 777s, 744s, supposed to on 787s, and I believe even on 767s.

Ooops - of course I meant 772.
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Old Nov 30, 10, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by JimNM View Post
There are two crew rest areas, apparently from wiki and here:
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/107260_air05.shtml

You wanted to know what the crew rest area looked like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RX7wg-tWEo

Wow - that is so cool, thanks !

I want to sit up there !

Let the crew sit in my cramped exit row seat -

I'll take the upgrade in the " SkyLoft " !
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Old Nov 30, 10, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by Legend717 View Post
He meant that, ON CONTINENTAL, they can only be found on 772 aircraft, not 767s.
I gotcha. So where do the crews rest on long, 767 flights?
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I gotcha. So where do the crews rest on long, 767 flights?
In seats, just like the rest of us.
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In seats, just like the rest of us.
They clearly can't be in seats "just like the rest of us," because if it's a sold out flight, there are no "seats, just like the rest of us." There are the jumpseats and those crew seats they use for takeoff and landing, but those aren't "just like the rest of us."
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
They clearly can't be in seats "just like the rest of us," because if it's a sold out flight, there are no "seats, just like the rest of us." There are the jumpseats and those crew seats they use for takeoff and landing, but those aren't "just like the rest of us."
In seats, just like the rest of us.
A couple of seats are not in inventory for the flight and not assignable. There are usually placards on the seat(s) and/or curtains around them to that effect.

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Old Nov 30, 10, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by joshwex90 View Post
They clearly can't be in seats "just like the rest of us," because if it's a sold out flight, there are no "seats, just like the rest of us." There are the jumpseats and those crew seats they use for takeoff and landing, but those aren't "just like the rest of us."
Actually they are, just like the rest of us. If crew rest is required based on the segment length, that number of seats will be blocked out from inventory.

It's for this reason that 21DEF on the 752 are never available for selection until approx. 2 days before a flight.
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Old Nov 30, 10, 9:46 am
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On some of the 77s of our new partner, they have six special crew rest seats at the fron of E+ -- but even E+ isn't good enough for the crew, so theirs have extra legroom and footrests.

Don't even glance longingly!
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This pdf file from Boeing (pages 4-6) will show you some of the possible configurations of the crew rest area on the 777-200ER.

At SMD2 - we were able to go into the forward crew rest area on the B787. On this one the stair is located in the forward galley. It had 1 or 2 chairs and 2 beds up there - it was very cool to see.
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