In October, Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. As part of the delivery ceremony, members of the media were allowed to tour the brand new jet.
Here’s a look at the Dreamliner’s state-of-the-art glass cockpit. Turn around …
And you’ll see the hidden doorway to the pilot’s rest compartment. Since the Qantas Dreamliner does not have a first-class cabin, the crew rest is located above the business-class seats at the front of the plane.
Climb up the stars and you’ll find …
Sleeping quarters for two pilots. Even though the Dreamliner requires only two pilots, airlines usually fly with four on its long-haul international routes, the main crew, and a relief crew.
Hidden at the rear of the Dreamliner’s cabin is the flight attendants’ crew rest. It’s located above the main cabin between the economy-class section and the aft galley.
Like the pilots’ compartment, you’ll need to climb up a narrow corridor.
Once inside, you’ll find a cozy little compartment with room for six.
Here’s a look down at the stairs from the inside the compartment.
At the back of the compartment are three forward-facing beds.
There’s also one bed on …
Each side of the compartment.
At the front of the compartment is another bed.
Since the Dreamliner is a smaller wide-body jet, its crew rests are not as spacious as larger aircraft such as the Boeing 777 or the Airbus A380.