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!
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.
The Lanes are a collection of narrow lanes, famous for their small shops and boutiques and narrow alleyways.
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)
- HAM (trying to swap this one for a Rome to fly with a friend though!)
- KHI (Karachi turnaround)
- KHI (Karachi turnaround)
- VIE (finally, a Vienna flight! My second ever in over 2,5 years, and I didn’t even bid for it!)
- 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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I thought I’d just pop up a quick post with my roster for June in case anyone is interested in where I’ll be flying to next month! 🙂
I’m ending this month with a nice week of leave, which carries on into the beginning of June. I’m currently at home in Austria for a few days, and then I’m going to go to Oman with my flatmate Kirsty, one of her last trips before she leaves Dubai!
After that I’ll be going to:
- Dhaka, Bangladesh (turnaround – 5 hours each way!)
- Chennai, India (turnaround)
- Hyderabad, India (turnaround)
- Hong Kong
As you can see I’m back on the 777 this month, for all of my flights except Munich, which is on the A380.
I wonder how many months in a row I’ve been rostered Munich now?!
I’m looking forward to going to Venice, as it’s been years since I last visited. Not only that, Mum & Dad and my sister Lizzie and her boyfriend Jarett are all coming to meet me there!
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It’s that time of the month again… roster time!
Next month I’ve got something different coming up – I’m back on the 777. It’s been 7 months since I last flew on the Boeing, so I’m hoping I haven’t completely forgotten how to do it! 😉
Some of the destinations I’ll be visiting (unless I swap any flights) are:
- Lahore (turnaround)
- Columbo – Singapore (only a short stop in Colombo, overnight in Singapore)
- Islamabad (turnaround)
With the exception of Munich, all of these flights are on the 777. It’ll be fun to get back to flying different aircraft, but most of these flights depart in the middle of the night, so I think an exhausting month is coming up!
I’m all ears for any tips of things to do or see in Jakarta, as I’ve only been once before and didn’t manage to do any exploring. As for Casablanca, I’ve been twice before, and if I don’t swap it I’m planning on trying out a traditional Hammam!
I hope these roster posts are interesting – I feel they may get a bit receptive each month, especially when I don’t get any new destinations.
Please feel free to comment with any suggestions for posts or questions you may have! 🙂
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Not too long ago I was lucky enough to swap onto one of our newest flights – a JFK with a 42 hour layover! (The previous flights only have a 24 or 30 hour layover.) I originally had a flight to LAX, but I went there in January so wanted to get rid of it if possible – and someone accepted my swap 🙂
The flight was busy, busy, busy. We had around just over 50 upgrades in business class (so pretty much the entire cabin!) and we were running back and forth for 13 hours. The good thing about my job however, is that as soon as you get off the plane, you don’t have to think a single thing about the flight again!
Another great thing about my job – the views from “the office”! This was one over Greenland. I always take a moment just to appreciate the beautiful views we get to see. Only recently (on my way to Barcelona) I looked out of the window and could see the Pyramids!
We arrived in NYC quite late at night, so all headed straight to bed.