Boeing 787: Inside the pilot resting bunks

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After Asiana Flight 214 crash landed in San Francisco last week, casual aviation readers were reminded that long-haul flights usually carry three or for pilots, two of whom are usually in the cockpit at any one time.

The others are resting. But where do they sleep?

It depends on the airline. Sometimes they sit in a first or business class seat. Other times they might even take a row in the coach cabin. But on the longest flights on the biggest planes, airlines have usually installed crew bunks.

I recently took that shot of the pilot rest area on United new 787, which it flies from LAX to Tokyo. Comfy, right?

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