As I wrote in my previous post, I’ve got an amazing surprise flight at the end of the last month, beginning of this one. People are bidding to get this flight (it is a knew Emirates destination and the layover is about 30 hours long) but I was lucky enough to get it without asking. I had home standby from 9pm and the flight already appeared in my roster around 8:30pm. The departure was pretty early (or late?), around 3-4 am but I don’t exactly remember, so I only had few hours to rest. Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep at all, but I was happy and excited. The crew was pretty good, with 2 guys in economy which I believe gives a good balance for the team. Don’t get me wrong, I am also effective working only with females, but sometimes it can be a little bit (I don’t know how to describe) tiring to work with your same gender. I think this is the same with all kind of jobs. Anyways :).
Continue reading “The gift of my reserve month: Vietnam”
It’s been three weeks now, I know. I wrote the post about the miserable reserve month and on the same night I’ve got a gift from the rostering team – a Hanoi, Vietnam flight with amazing 30 hours long layover. All people are bidding to get this flight and I was pulled out from standby. It is a mini multi sector with a stop over in Myanmar which makes this whole flight very long and tiring. I spent an amazing layover with visiting Halong Bay. I am gonna make a post in the close future.
Continue reading “I’m back with my November roster”
It’s been a while, I think I almost passed a whole month without writing anything so I guess it is time to catch up. The reason I was not active is quite simple; I had nothing to write about. Do you remember my previous post when I wrote I would have reserve month? So I am already in the third week and it is very disappointing. Somehow I knew it wouldn’t be too interesting but I did never expect this. This absolute boredom. This absolute nothing.
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I just got back from my second Cape Town trip so I am gonna summarize my experiences. I have always wanted to visit this city but I haven’t bid for the flight. Both times I got it by chance which was a nice surprise. We have three daily flights to Cape Town and I operated the one with the most challenging timing. The departure is 03:50 in the morning which means the crew need to check in at 01:50. I have had some other flights with the similar timing and I have never been able to sleep before. Imagine, you wake up in the morning, let’s say 9 o’clock. You can go to gym, you can try to make yourself tired, you can do whatever you want, it is extremely hard to sleep again on the same day. I always spend like 5-6 hours in my bed without the success of sleeping.
Continue reading “One of the best destinations: Cape Town”
Hello my dear readers 🙂
I just realized I haven’t posted anything about any of my European trips even though I had several in the past 3 months. I have visited Portugal, Italy (3 cities) and Germany. I could enjoy the unique European summer, I had great shopping and better food.
Continue reading “Somewhere in Europe – Photos”
Hello again 🙂
We got the next month roster quite early (during the weekend which is rare) and I prepared for the worst. After top bid month, crew usually get “reserve” month if we don’t have leave or any other personal activity related to our job (like US visa interview or upgrade training). I was hoping that I would be different but I had no luck :'(.
Continue reading “October roster”
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but here I am today :).So I had a flight to Kolkata, India and I have already heard many things about the beautiful hotel where we stay there.
Continue reading “One day spent in a beautiful hotel”