I had a great layover in Melbourne, Australia not so long ago. My cousin Sarah, who lives there, was able to get a day off work, so we could spend the day together exploring!

Having visited Melbourne quite a few times now, I’ve seen a fair bit of the city, so Sarah decided to take me out to the beach.

Not before a hearty brunch of course, what Melbourne does best!

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I thought it would be fun to do another diary style post of a day in the life on a longer flight, this time to Perth!

The departure time for this flight was 02:45, and we need to be at headquarters 2 hours before departure. Since my sister was staying with me in Dubai, we’d had a busy couple of days! I usually try to get a few hours rest before night flights, and make sure my suitcase is packed and ready to go beforehand.

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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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Roster time has come round once again, and October is my “top bid”! This means I have the highest likelihood of getting the flights that I ask for, and I have to say I’m quite pleased with how many I’ve got.

It’s not a top bid month without a couple of turnarounds though – let’s see if there are any willing takers for them, although I’m not overly optimistic!

Next month I’ll be flying to:

  • MAA – Chennai, India (turnaround)
  • STN – London Stansted, UK
  • ZAG – Zagreb, Croatia
  • Leave
  • MRU – Mauritius
  • DEL – Delhi, India (turnaround)
  • SEA – Seattle, US

First up is a quick trip to Chennai and back. Sadly it’s a turnaround; I would actually love to explore a bit more of India, as so far I’ve only been to Cochin.

Then I have another flight home to Stansted, on my birthday! I’m hoping mum will make me a delicious birthday cake 😉

After that is Zagreb, which I last visited in winter. I’m hoping that it won’t be freezing yet, and perhaps I’ll be able to go to one of the beautiful national parks or lakes, although I know they are quite a drive from the city.

Following my trip to Zagreb, I have 8 days leave! I’ll be heading off to Australia with my sister Lizzie, to visit our grandparents.

It won’t be to difficult coming back from leave, as I then have a layover in sunny Mauritius, where we stay at a great beach resort. I can’t wait!

Up next is another quick turnaround to Delhi and back, before my last flight of the month, Seattle! I’m expecting everywhere to be fully decked out for Halloween and look forward to visiting this lovely city for the third time.

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Once again I’m back with another roster post, this time for the month of September.

While I didn’t get everything I asked for, I do have a new destination to tick off the list, as well as a couple of old favourites.

In September I’ll be heading off to:

  • BKK – SYD – Bangkok, Thailand & Sydney, Australia
  • STN – London Stansted, UK
  • STN – London Stansted, UK
  • IKA – Tehran, Iran (turnaround)
  • BKK – Bangkok, Thailand
  • ADL – Adelaide, Australia

I’ll be starting off the month with another multi-sector trip, to Bangkok and Sydney. I’ve just got back from my Sydney Christchurch trip, so I need a few days off to recover before another week away!

I have to admit I did bid for Bangkok (albeit as my lowest bid) though I kind of forgot this trip existed, so wasn’t really expecting to get another multi-sector! As always I’m happy to go though – for my fix of Pad Thai, mango sticky rice, and an excellent Thai massage.

After that I have two trips home, to Stansted, which of course I’m very happy about! I’m hoping the brilliant summer weather England has had over the past couple of months will hang in there for a few more weeks, and we will be able to play some tennis and eat dinner in the garden.

Next up will be a quick turnaround to Tehran and back, followed by another flight to Bangkok. Perhaps I will see if I can swap these two for something else, but if not it’s no big deal.

Lastly is my new destination for the month – Adelaide! This will mean I’ll have ticked off all of the Emirates destinations in Australia. As it will be my first time there, any tips or beautiful places to see are much appreciated!

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