Next month it’s finally my “top bid” – the month where I should get the flights that I ask for!

I’ll be starting the month off with a couple of days off, before heading to:

  • FLL – Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • ZRH – Zurich, Switzerland
  • FLL – Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • KWI – Kuwait (turnaround)
  • RUH – Riyadh, KSA (turnaround)
  • HKT – Phuket, Thailand
  • HKT – Phuket, Thailand

So as you can guess, I did get a couple of flights that I asked for!

Fort Lauderdale is somewhere that we haven’t been flying to for very long, and new trips are always popular ones. Despite having been bidding for it for months, it’s taken me a while to finally get it! I’m happy to hear any tips you have, especially as I have two 50-hour layovers there, so will have plenty of time to explore.

I’ll hopefully head to Miami to go and do some sightseeing there, as well as whatever other recommendations you guys have for me.

Another trip to Zurich, which I can’t complain about as it’s a nice easy flight.

After that it’s back to Fort Lauderdale for some more sightseeing, and hopefully eating some super tasty Cuban food!

I have 2 turnarounds next month, KWI and RUH, but both of them are short and should hopefully be nice and quick and easy.

To finish off the month, I have two flights to Phuket! I haven’t been to Phuket in a while, and I can’t remember if it’s rainy season in August, so I’m planning to top up my tan a bit if it’s sunny. If possible I’m going to try and swap one of these for a flight to HKG to visit my friends Kirsty and Dan, and their new baby Theo.

So there we go, a new destination for me to visit (twice!) and some old favourites! 🙂

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Not long ago I was rostered a flight to New York, the city that never sleeps.

After a long 14 hour flight, we landed into JFK airport and were soon on our way to our hotel in the city. Since it was a nice evening, a group of us decided to walk to Central Park to have a drink and watch the sunset.

The view from my room – skyscrapers galore!

Our hotel is right by Times Square, so it’s not a long walk towards Central Park. However it was very busy, but then again that’s New York for you, always busy and full of people!

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Barcelona…one of my favourite cities in the world! I lived nearby in a small seaside town for 3 months one summer doing an internship as a hotel receptionist, and most weekends or days off we would jump on the train and head into the city.

So every time I see Barcelona on my roster, I’m always happy!

We arrived fairly late in the evening and a few of the crew were heading down for tapas. Normally I would have joined them as I love tapas, but it was already late and considering I wasn’t actually even hungry, I decided to give it a miss this time.

The next morning I was up fairly early and popped down to the breakfast buffet, where I bumped into a few of the other crew. We decided to head into the city for a stroll around, as the weather was gorgeous.

Our first stop was the Boqueria Market, a huge covered market selling all sorts of tasty treats.

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I’ve just got back from another trip to London Heathrow, and decided it was time to explore a part of the UK I’ve not visited before. Since our crew hotel is just by Heathrow Airport, it’s only around a 20 minute drive to Windsor, so myself and 2 other crew, Ananda from Brazil & Alex from Italy, got in an Uber and made our way there.

Unfortunately Windsor Castle was closed for visitors by the time we arrived, as last entry is at 4pm, so if I get an earlier flight to London I’ll try and go back so I can visit the inside as well. I hadn’t actually done much research about what to see or do in Windsor other than the castle, so we pretty much decided to just stroll wherever we fancied!

Windsor Castle is actually a royal residence and functioning royal home, and is owned by the Queen – she also uses it as a weekend home as well as for state banquets and official entertaining. The original castle was built in the 11th century and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe.

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Once again it’s time for another roster post. I finally finished my reserve month and if you were following along on Instagram you might have seen which flights I got – Milan, London Heathrow, Jeddah, Hong Kong, Casablanca, and finally a Chennai turnaround.

There’s not been too much to blog about as I didn’t do much worthy of pictures, so I don’t have too much to tell! In Milan I headed back to the same restaurant that I went to the week before, and in London I popped into town to do a bit of shopping and pick up some groceries.

Pasta with courgette & courgette flowers in Milan, Italy

London was fairly uneventful until the way back, where we had some problems with the aircraft just as we were about to take off, so had to taxi back to stand, hang around onboard for a while, and finally ended up sending all our passengers on another flight and deadheading back to Dubai! In case you’re not familiar with the term, deadheading just means when you travel as a passenger instead of working the flight!

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