This post initially might sound like some sort of seedy dime-store, tell-all novel. But no! Wait. Not at all. The article from The Huffington Post shows what the flight attendant (and pilot) rest quarters look like on certain long-range aircraft. (Note that crew members on short-haul flights enjoy no such amenities!). But their colleagues on the ultra-long haul flights do have a small cubby-hole where they can escape for a few minutes of scheduled crew rest. This space is usually tucked away either in the belly or under-roof area of the aircraft.
As well as extra flight attendants, ultra-long haul flights usually carry at least one extra (relief) pilot. Within the ranks, this job is called: “Dozing for Dollars.”
At the bottom of this article, there is a Factoid slide-show which purports to reveal the airlines with the Rudest Flight Attendants. I don’t know who were the passengers surveyed to compile this list – but for what it’s worth….