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Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8F

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Is that a resting area for pilots or passengers seats?


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What's behind those windows is the crew seating and rest area.

There are no passenger seats on those planes, the seats are specifically for the pilots and the people handling the cargo.


Cabin crew and pilot's rest area. Here's a pretty good article that also has videos on the upper deck as well as general cargo plane life Life on the Upper Deck

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    $\begingroup$ Since this is quite clearly a cargo aircraft (as evidenced by lack of windows at the passenger deck level), and the OP identifies it as a CP Cargo 747-8F, there probably aren't a lot of cabin crew needing a rest area for this flight. ;) $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Nov 7 '18 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ And considering the article states their Cargo plane has a range of 5000 miles, they typically don't fly more than 8 hours. Which wouldn't really warrant a resting crew either. Maybe its more for cargo handlers that might have more legs to their journey? $\endgroup$ – Alex Nov 7 '18 at 18:54
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure a primary use is to return other crews between flight legs. Deadheading cabin crew on a passenger flight loses you a fare, doing it on a freighter is basically free. $\endgroup$ – Maury Markowitz Nov 7 '18 at 20:39

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