Hello everybody, As you have probably noticed, I didn’t post anything in the last month, I did not even share my February flights. Actually there is no particular reason – I was simply not in… More
January has been a quick and great month so far, if you are a cabin crew based a warm country you don’t suffer from “January depression”. My very first flight was Hamburg which started in December 2016 and ended on 1st January 2017. I was kinda in bad mood when I entered the briefing room – coming back from Christmas leave, getting back to “normal” (if there is such a thing with my lifestyle), so it was not the happiest moment for me. However the crew was really great (I’ve got lucky all the time recently) and the flight was not completely full, so all went great and I quickly found my good mood again. German people are very polite and lovely, one of the best passengers (at least for me) I would say.
I wanted to wait with posting my next roster, because I have been expecting some changes. I intended to (still do) swap some flight but I haven’t been able to do so, that’s why I post he original one and let’s see, it might gonna change. I am in Hamburg at the moment and I am gonna land around 02:30 am back in Dubai which means I celebrate new year at 36.000 feet in the sky :). The team is very amazing so I don’t mind. We were supposed to land like half an hour after midnight but there are some serious delays from Dubai which means our flight got also delayed with 2 hours. This is a very foggy season in Dubai, this is the reason behind.
Merry belated Christmas everybody! 🙂
I requested annual leave for Christmas long long time ago. It is extremely hard to get it as most cabin crew ask for the same date and would like to go home for the holiday. Once in a year, when we request leave, we can add an option which is “priority leave”. This one should enhance the chance to get those days. This is what I used and even though being fresh new that time, I’ve got Christmas leave! I was super happy and excited. Approximately 2 months ago I manage to add some extra days to my leave so after all, I’ve got 9 days in a row plus days off. I also used my first annual leave ticket (which is not standby but confirmed ticket) just to be 100% sure in everything.
The beginning of December had been quite busy for me, but since I am home, enjoying festive season with my family and friends, things got more chilled and relaxed. It means I could find some time for a quick catch up post :).
At the very beginning of the month I’ve got couple of days off which I used for studying for my upcoming exams. Obviously I didn’t kill myself with too much manual reading, I went out to the beach with my friend and the weather was so lovely. The name of this place is “Kite beach” and it is quite close to my area but we still had to take a taxi. This is a public beach it is pretty long and empty, I am so surprised why I haven’t came here before. Here is some pictures for you to enjoy.
I still owe you with my current monthly schedule. It was not so urgent for me to make this post as there is nothing you could have missed. I landed from Birmingham on the second of December (the departure was 30th so it still belongs to November) and after that flight I had three days off which I mostly spend with studying. Why and what studying?
Birmingham. The flight I was really looking forward only for a reason; I could fly with my best friend! We had the same date of joining and we were both in the same batch. We are also lucky enough to live on Sheikh Zayed Road, 1.5 metro stations away from each other which is no more than 20 minutes on foot. We used to go to the gym together, sometimes pool, bars and clubs but most of the time we smoke shisha in a very nice place only 5 minutes away from my building. We have been through lots of things together and she has been a huge support for me in the last month. She is my best friend in Dubai, it’s that simple! ❤
So I spent one day in Dublin in the middle of November. The flight is more than 7 hours long but it was a good one, with great crew and customers. The supervisor was a lovely girl from India, she was fair and square and all the time she gave instructions to us. I personally like this way to work because if they (the supervisors) don’t assign tasks to crew members then the crew tend to get lazy. On some of my flights I end up being the only one who is checking call bells and so on and it can be very annoying. But with this girl everyone had to work :).