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See inside the secret bedrooms where airline pilots take a comfy rest during flights

Mirror logo Mirror 29-03-2017 Jeff Parsons

Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Have you ever wondered where the flight crew get some shut-eye during a long haul flight ? 

Unlike the cramped economy seats, pilots are able to put their feet up in relative comfort during the red-eye. Crews on some Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 planes will even get their own beds.

From the looks of things, it's still a bit cramped but at leas they're able to stretch out and lie down. In fact, some crew members said they even bring their own pyjamas.

Credits: www.alamy.com © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: www.alamy.com Some of these jets feature a secret staircase which leads crew to their own sleeping quarters.

But while they might offer a chance to rest your head, the set of windowless bedrooms in a row leave some attendants saying they feel like they're in a coffin.

Used for long haul flights, the staircase leads crew members upwards into sleeping quarters fitted with mattresses, pillows and curtains offering a small amount of privacy.

The beds are even fitted with seat belts - meaning you won't go tumbling onto a friend's mattress should you hit a patch of turbulence.

Credits: www.alamy.com © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: www.alamy.com The hidden staircase is hardly ever spotted by passengers, as it's disguised behind a security-coded door.

While the size and position of the bedroom area varies on each flight, the crew's sleeping quarters are usually positioned behind the cockpit area, above first class.

Credits: www.alamy.com © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: www.alamy.com Some entrances to the sleeping areas are disguised as an overhead bin.

Boeing 777's have between six and 10 beds, with each one coming with storage areas for a crew member's belongings.

Credits: Getty Images North America © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Images North America Some lucky attendants might even bag themselves a TV with their bed.

A British Airways crew member spoke to the MailOnline Travel about sleeping in the onboard beds.

She said: "On the Boeing 747's it's all bunk beds and on the 777 it feels like you're in a coffin.

"They are cramped but you can make it comfortable if you get a blanket or pillow.

"I always take my own pyjamas and I make a little bed up."

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