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How large are the pilot rest areas of an Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8? What entertainment systems are found in them?

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The pilot crew rest areas are not as large as flight attendant rest areas as they only provide space for 2 occupants. A380 and B747-800 pilot rest areas will have 2 sleeping berths, and most airlines will also have 2 comfortable seats equipped with the same in-flight entertainment as the passengers. This gives the resting pilot the choice to sleep in a bed, or relax in a comfortable chair. Sometimes, instead of a chair in the crew rest area, a regular Business class seat will be blocked for the pilot's use.

Airbus A380

Airbus A380 Pilot Crew Rest Area Video

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Boeing 747

The B747-800 Pilot Rest area is behind the flight deck. This photo shows 2 bunks with blue bedding. Crew rest seats may or may not be available depending on the airlines own specifications or requirements.

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You can find some footage of the A380 crew cabin here. There appears to be about a dozen or so sleeping berths as well as a bathroom. You can find some pictures here and according to the article.

The aviators also have their own entertainment screen when they’re away from the cockpit, and unlike the tight-squeeze crew bunks, there’s extra headspace if they’d prefer to sit in bed and read a good book.

It does not note if the other berths have entertainment systems and its hard to tell in the video. I presume this is something the airline is free to order if they chose to.


Similar footage of the 747 crew cabin can be found here. The video states there are 8 berths. This footage of a united 747 (1:30 in) shows some seats in the crew cabin along with the berths.

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