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Do Flight Attendants Wear Uniforms When Sleeping?  
User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1280 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9733 times:

For international cabin crew, rest areas are provided on some aircraft, and if not, part of the cabin is sealed off for crew rest.
In these instances, do flight attendants wear their uniforms to sleep? If they do (and i assume so), wouldn't this be incredibly uncomfortable?

Thanks!
QantasAirways


Spirit of Australia
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User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

QantasAirways:

At my carrier flight attendants wore uniforms for rest breaks on international flights. The entire rest area was only two seats blocked off in the last row of the passenger cabin.

I think it is common for carriers to do something similar. Even if the seats are curtained off, it's not possible to do much more than kick off shoes.

There may be carriers with more elaborate rest arrangements.


User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9545 times:

It's a Pajama Party in UA 744's bunkrooms!

Also on the 777xp (internal designation) with the lower lobe crew rest.

99% of the time the guys will take their ties and shirts off with just an undershirt on and lots of the gals will rest in their slips. Everyone ditches their shoes! Ultimately it's always up to the individual crew.

My first international flight working a 744 was ORD-HKG and I was the only male flight attendant onboard. I went up the stairs to the bunkroom and there was some dear old FA pulling her dress off, I really didn't know what to do and I kinda froze up because this area was for the whole crew to use. She turned around, gave me a big smile, said goodnight, jumped in her bunk and whipped that curtain shut. No big deal! Pretty funny (probably had to be there). It was like seeing my granny in her underwear for the first time... kinda not right.

On all the 763's and 772's with main deck rest areas we stay in uniform. Nothing better then a customer ripping open the curtains that say "Crew Rest, Do not disturb" accross them to ask us sleeping FA's for a cup of water. I always think of this as a "less glamorous moment" but at least we're in uniform looking FABULOUS!

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9421 times:

Will the A380 have good crew bunks or is it up to the airline to specify?

User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9247 times:

In our bunk rooms on the 747, and in the lower deck rest area aboard the A330, flight attendants may remove parts of their uniform to rest more comfortably; but I've never seen anyone strip down to underwear.

As for really sleeping in uniform... I once shared a crash pad in Boston with about a dozen FA's for different airlines. There was a probationary United flight attendant who flew turns day-after-day-after-day, and he would come back to the crash pad exhausted, climb into bed in uniform, and go right back to the airport the next day! Talk about looking like a mess! (I wonder if that guy made it past probation...)


User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9122 times:

Folks in today's world. Should we really go letter non airline people know about where our crest rest areas are?

Safe Flying  Smile




Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9057 times:

Crew rest areas are common knowledge, with photos and articles about them spread all over aviation books, as well as in magazines such as "Airliners" and "Airways".

I'm all for being responsible and cautious, but I refuse to be paranoid. If terrorists can learn to fly jetliners, I don't think discovering where flight attendants take a nap would present much of a challenge...

At some point we have to move past the kind of airline security hysteria that required pilots to give up the teeny file on their nail clippers...


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9018 times:


NWACrew!

What a great attitude! I wish the rest of the traveling public would think like you!
I was in the air on 9.11, and back again the first few days after with out a worry!





User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

NWACREW:

I know all this. You just are probably the one that forgets to lock to door on his way up.

 Smile



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8999 times:

But then again. You SFO folks only have the curtain now on the DC10 ?


Just ribbing you !

Safe Flying  Smile

Have fun at the Yellow Awning in NRT.



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 8811 times:

Richardw--The 380 had better have a hot tub and workout room for the crews! Big grinTC


FL450, M.85
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8682 times:

No wonder people say NW is so good..NICE attitude!
This reminds me of my JFK-SVO flight on SU.
Our section of J was empty like 3 people (including us) out of 20 in a 2x3x2 configuration. I wake up at night, and see the female flight attendant slouched down on 3 seats in full uniform calmly sleeping right in the cabin!! There was one steward on duty though.
Does SU not have crew rests? This was on the 777-2Q8/ER VP-BAS
-UN



What now?
User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8570 times:

For those of you with curtains around your passenger deck level rest areas: You are very fortunate. US refuses to curtain off those rest seats.

User currently offlineSA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

God, first post in maybe 12 months...how do I do this again?
SAA provide their FAs with colour-coded fab SAA sleeper suits, a sleep uniform if you like. I think its kinda neet.
cheers
SA-JET


User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8206 times:

SAA take the remaining first class sleeper suites for the FA's well they bring about 20-30 on board and then all in first and the FA's get them.

There is no elastic in the wais tonly a draw string and the etra large is huge at the weist. Cant discreminate against the verticlly challenged people i surpose.


User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8176 times:

I would take off my tie and on occasion shirt to sleep... Never saw anyone stripping down to their G-String though, god that would give me nightmares, LOL... Our crew rest bunks on the B777 are locked, so passengers could not get in, although being across from the lavatory, sometimes you could hear them trying to get in, thinking it was the lav... Thank god for BOSE headsets... =)

User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8163 times:

I only remove my shoes, shirt and tie. Its a B***h trying to stand up straight in the 747-400 crew rest area. Never even been inside the 747-200 rest area on the main deck. My flights on it didn't warrant a break. NRT-HKG-NRt & NRT-SEL-NRT.

User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8088 times:

On an SQ flight from TPE-LAX, the female flight attendant changed to casual cloth (pants and t-shirt) during her break. Before landing she's back in Sarong again.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14140 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8019 times:

On the Condor DC-10s I used to work on during my apprenticeship the fwd lower cargo galley / crew rest area was really cozy. Lots of space to stand. They had three seeat rows installed, two facing each other with a table inbetween and one against the aft bulkhead.

Jan


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