I had some positive comments on my last roster post for August, so I thought I’d continue and post my flights for the month here on my blog!

I didn’t bid for any flights, I only asked for a string of 5 days off as I was planning a trip away, but unfortunately I didn’t get them. Nevertheless, my flights are quite ok, and no turnarounds this month!

I’m heading off to:

  • MAN
  • LGW (originally a MUC, which I swapped)
  • AMS
  • BKK
  • ZRH
  • SIN (originally a JFK, but I just did that last month so I swapped it!)
  • MRU

How exciting that I finally get to visit the beautiful island of Mauritius again! I’ve only been once before and the end of September should be beautiful sunny weather.

I’m also rather looking forward to some pampering and a massage in Bangkok, it’s been far too many months since my last visit!

If you guys would like to see any specific blog posts, please do feel free to leave a comment and let me know 🙂

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… There’s nothin’ you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
Big lights will inspire you,
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York!

I think you guys can guess where one of my most recent layovers was spent!

I didn’t manage to swap my 24 hour layover in the Big Apple, so after a couple of hours sleep I was up at 1am ready to serve a full cabin of hungry passengers for the next 14 hours.

Luckily, they were hungry but even more than that, they were sleepy! I guess the one good thing about a departure at 3 o’clock in the morning is that everybody wants one thing – sleep!

The flight flew by with great crew, and so many laughs in the galley whilst everybody slept.

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We’re lucky enough to fly over some beautiful places on our way around the world, and I always take time to appreciate the beautiful views out of the window. I even popped up to the cockpit to admire a bit more of Greenland and the gorgeous snowy peaks visible for a while.

Just as the passengers were starting to wake up, it was time for my break! We have a little crew rest compartment (located in the cabin on the A380 behind a locked door!) which sleeps 9, plus a separate area for the flight deck with 2 bunk beds. They are a bit of a squeeze and I’m pretty sure some of the tall guys barely even manage to fit in the bunk beds, but once you’re in it’s hard not to fall into a deep sleep!

After a short but sweet slumber, it was time to serve some breakfast, and then….land into the concrete jungle!

Being Saturday morning, the city was so busy and it took us forever to get to the hotel. Half of the roads were closed due to some market or other so we drove around for what felt like hours before we finally reached the hotel. By this time it was already lunchtime, and although I’d already eaten on the plane, I was suddenly absolute starving!

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My next flight after my trip to LGW and Brighton was a flight to Rome. It’d been almost exactly a year since the last time I flew to Rome, so I was very much looking forward to going back to the Italian capital!

After arriving and checking in to our hotel, we caught the hotel’s shuttle bus into the city.

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The bus drops you off just a couple of minutes walk from the Altare della Patria, which is also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II. It’s a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a united Italy, and is a very impressive building!

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After my trip to Frankfurt, I was originally rostered a flight to Munich. However, when I was sent a swap for London Gatwick, I decided to go for it and accept the swap. Going back to the UK always feels a little bit like going home, even if I haven’t lived there for 9 years!

My plan for the trip was to head down to Brighton, which is only around 40 minutes on the train. Much more convenient than getting there from London Heathrow. I just kept my fingers crossed that the weather would stay nice!

After the flight and a quick change, myself and some of the crew jumped on the train, and just over half an hour later we were in sunny Brighton. As far as I can remember I don’t think I’ve ever actually been to Brighton, so I was ready to do some exploring!

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We walked around the town, stopping for coffee and cake (if only we’d gone a few metres down the road we would have found scones and tea!) before heading towards the Lanes.

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The Lanes are a collection of narrow lanes, famous for their small shops and boutiques and narrow alleyways.

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It feels like I’ve only just posted my June roster, so my apologies for slacking this month!

I’ve been so busy with leave, flying, lots of turnarounds and just life in general! I’ll try my hardest to blog a bit more this month, although I’m not making any promises 😉 I’ve also got a blog post about my trip to the beautiful city of Venice lined up, so stay tuned!

Next month (providing I don’t swap any flights, as always) I’ll be heading to:

  • CAN (Guangzhou, China)
  • MUC
  • HAM (trying to swap this one for a Rome to fly with a friend though!)
  • KHI (Karachi turnaround)
  • ZRH
  • KHI (Karachi turnaround)
  • VIE (finally, a Vienna flight! My second ever in over 2,5 years, and I didn’t even bid for it!)
  • MUC
  • AMM (Amman turnaround)

As you can see, it’s going to be a busy month! Fingers crossed I manage to swap a few flights, although we only have 3 swaps per month. I wonder how many months in a row now I’ve been given Munich?! I really shouldn’t complain, but it would be nice to get some new destinations in there!

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