Rockin’ Rio

I’ve just got back from probably the most amazing trip I’ve ever had. A day in Rio, quick hop to Buenos Aires for another day spent there, then back to Rio for the last 24 hours. Plenty of time to do loads of exploring and sightseeing, but no way long enough! I made sure to make the most of it though and see as much as possible!

Seeing as the trip spanned 6 days, I’ve decided to split the blog posts up so as not to overcrowd them with hundreds of pictures!

On our first evening in Rio we arrived late afternoon and 8 of us met for drinks by the pool. The sun was just setting and the hotel we stay in is right on the beach. So beautiful!

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October Roster

Ive just got back from probably the best trip ever…. Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires! Obviously a post (or two) will be coming with lots of pictures, but first I thought I’d put up my October roster!

Exciting times as I’m now officially a “Grade 1”, working in the business class cabin. So here goes:

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Business Class here I come!

This past week I’ve had a bit of time off from flying and been back in training college, studying for my business upgrade!

The 5 day course covered everything we’ll need to know transitioning from economy to business class (although I have a sneaky suspicion that once I’m onboard it’ll all be very different!).

Before the course started we were given some homework to prepare ourselves, and the first morning was spent doing an assessment to test our knowledge. Luckily everyone passed and we were all able to continue! View Post

Eating my way around Australia

I got back yesterday from a lovely week with my family in Australia. My cousin Sarah studies at university in Melbourne, and my Aunty and Uncle and Grandparents live in Canberra.

The original plan was for Sarah to come and visit in Dubai, but somehow that ended up not happening and I decided to make the most of my staff travel benefits (as I like to do every month!) and fly to Australia!

The flight was looking pretty good, with around 40 spare seats, so I booked my ticket and packed my bags. However as I double checked the loads the night before, suddenly there were only 3 seats available to Melbourne! Luckily the guys at staff travel did their best and I managed to get on, even it was the dreaded middle seat! But who’s complaining when you’re paying practically nothing 😉

13 hours later I finally arrived in Melbourne airport, and Sarah came to pick me up. As it was only around 6am we headed back to hers for the most important thing – sleep!

After some much needed sleep it was onto what somehow turned into a theme for the rest of the week – breakfast! Or more like brunch, although not in the Dubai sense of the word (going out on a Friday from 12-4 and eating and drinking as much as possible!).

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Rostering Around

A couple of days ago my September roster came out.

I was waiting with very high hopes as it is my so-called ” top bid” so I’m at the highest priority to get what I bid for. And it worked! (More or less 🙂 )

  • Starting off Sept with 5 days of much-needed leave, plus a couple of extra days off either side. (I’ll be heading to Melbourne tomorrow morning to stay with my cousin, then we’re going to Canberra to visit my Aunt and Uncle and my Grandparents!)
  • Karachi t/a
  • Business Class Upgrade Course (5 days in training college)
  • Rio – Buenos Aires – Rio
  • Jeddah t/a
  • Doha t/a

As you can see one of these is very very exciting….I’m going to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires! I absolutely cannot wait. This is the most bid for trip in the whole company, so I’m very happy to finally have got it!

Not only that, I also have my business class upgrade. Back to training college for 5 days; I’ve already been doing lots of online preparation for it. This means that from October onwards I’ll no longer be working in economy class any more! 🙂

As always feel free to leave me comments with any questions you might have, I’ll try and incorporate them into a blog post!

 

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