It’s been quite a while since I last posted on here, so thanks for sticking around! First of all I’d like to wish everyone all the best for 2019, and I hope you will still enjoy following along on my travels around the world this year.


I know this month has already started, but hopefully you won’t mind me sharing my roster anyway.

  • CPT – Cape Town, South Africa
  • PER – Perth, Australia
  • Reserve

The year started off with a flight to one of my favourite destinations, Cape Town, which I’ll be blogging about soon.

Next up was a trip to Perth, where I was hoping to catch up with my friend Taylor (who I met through her blog, Volare) but sadly the timing didn’t work out. Next time!

After that, my reserve month starts! In fact, it officially started yesterday, but I was given a day off. How it works for the rest of the month, is that every day at 6pm (or sometimes before) my roster will be updated for the next day. It could be either a day off, a standby (a block of 4, 6, or 8 hours, either at home or at the airport) or I could be assigned a flight straight away.

Right now I’m patiently waiting for it to change, and refreshing our crew app every few minutes! 😉

If you follow me on Instagram I’ll be posting where I get sent this month, here’s hoping for some nice destinations!

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I have been to Bangkok so many times over the past 6 years with Emirates, and it’s a destination I’m always happy to return to. Delicious Thai food, amazing cheap massages, and a short-ish flight makes it a popular destination for almost everyone!

However, as with every destination that you’ve been to more times than you can count, you end up getting into your routine there. (See above – Thai food and a great massage!). So when I was there recently and one of our crew suggested visiting a small island in the city for a day out, I jumped at the chance!

Bang Kachao, known as “Bangkok’s Green Lung” is the perfect escape from the busy city – a forested island with cycling trails, cafĂ©s and a nature park just waiting to be explored.

We took a taxi from our hotel to the river and jumped on a tiny boat to take us across to the island. The boat cost about 10 Baht each!

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The last roster of 2018! Don’t ask me how this has come around so quickly – I feel like this whole year has just sped by!

I’m hoping it’ll be a good month, although I’m working in business class again which will be a bit of a change!

In December I’ll be off to:

  • KUL – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • JED – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (turnaround)
  • LHR – London Heathrow, UK
  • Annual Leave
  • DUS – DĂŒsseldorf, Germany
  • SEP Exams
  • SFO – San Fransisco, USA

First up is a trip to Kuala Lumpur. Funnily enough I hadn’t been in years, and now I’ve been rostered it two months in a row! The timing is a bit better this trip, so let’s see what I get up to there.

After that a fairly quick turnaround to Jeddah and back, followed straight away by a flight to Heathrow. I’m trying to swap these two together, but let’s see if it happens.

Then it’s time for my leave! Sadly it’s not over Christmas, so I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do – I have 7 days so any suggestions for places to go are more than welcome!

Next up is a trip to DĂŒsseldorf, which I’ve been rostered with my friend Sebastian, so I’m very much looking forward to that. We’re planning to go to the Christmas markets and perhaps make the trip to Cologne.

Straight after I have my yearly recurrent exams, so I will need to get studying for those!

Last up is San Fransisco, which I haven’t visited in quite a while, so although I’m sure it’ll be a very busy flight as always, I’m looking forward to doing some exploring on the layover.

And that’s it for my December roster. As I said, I can’t quite believe how quickly time flies – I’ll be celebrating my 6 year anniversary of joining Emirates just before Christmas!

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It was my third time flying back to Seattle, a city that I love visiting. As usual it was a fairly long flight from Dubai, and despite a full cabin in first class, we weren’t kept too busy.

I was able to admire some of the beautiful scenery out of the window along the way, definitely one of my favourite things about these long US flights!

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It was my first time visiting Adelaide, and the only one of our Australian destinations on the Emirates network that I hadn’t visited yet.

After a long but quiet flight, we touched down in Adelaide, and agreed to meet in the hotel restaurant for dinner. Apparently they have some of the world’s best burgers! Of course, I couldn’t pass up a burger, so along with 12 of the other crew (including all 4 pilots!) we enjoyed our dinner before calling it a night.

The next morning I was up early for a workout class before getting ready to go out and explore.

First things first though, was breakfast!

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