First of all I must apologise for not updating my blog for a couple of weeks – I’ve been flying non-stop and in-between Christmas preparations and present buying I also had a dying MacBook, which has now been replaced with a shiny new one!
Last week I needed to pick up a few of my last Christmas presents, so I swapped my original Milan flight for a Heathrow. A fairly easy flight on the way over, as it departed Dubai at 3am so all of our passengers in first class slept most of the way. I had a quick nap once we landed then jumped on the tube into central London.
As you can imagine in the lead-up to Christmas it was very busy (even on a weekday!) but I still managed to get all of my last minute present-buying done. The Christmas lights along Oxford street were all lit up and looking rather pretty, so I thought I’d share a few pictures.
I’ve just got back from a lovely trip to Geneva, my first time flying there with Emirates. The flight departed early morning from Dubai, and with a full load in first class we were kept on our feet for the 6 hours and 40 minutes it took us to get there.
The sight of these gorgeous snowy mountains on the approach kept me going until after landing though!
We were lucky enough to be greeted by a gorgeous sunny day, although the temperature was a rather chilly 3 degrees.
It’s that time of the month again…my last roster of 2016! This year has just sped by, and I’ve almost completed my first month of working in first class.
Next month I’ve got plenty of European flights, perfect for visiting the Christmas markets and getting in the festive spirit. I’m just waiting for December 1st so I can put my Christmas tree up!
In December I’ll be flying off to these destinations:
- GVA (Geneva, Switzerland – my first time!)
- KBL (Kabul, Afghanistan)
- AMM (Amman, Jordan)
- ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland)
- MXP (Milan, Italy)
- DOH (Doha, Qatar)
- GVA (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Leave (Home for Christmas!)
- ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland)
I was surprised to see 3 turnarounds (Kabul, Amman & Doha) in next month’s roster, as that’s more than I usually get. They are short flights, although in Kabul we stay on ground for almost 4 hours so it’s a long day. Thankfully we now get paid for ground time during turnaround flights!
As you can see I’ll be a regular in Switzerland – I put it as a low bid and got 2 GVA and 2 ZRH, although not much else that I bid for!
The best part of my roster is 5 days leave over Christmas – it’s been 3 years since I had Christmas off!
I’m slowly getting used to working in first class, and enjoying the change. Hopefully it won’t be long before I fully know my way around the galley!
P.s. Follow me on Instagram & Twitter for more day-to-day updates of where I am in the world! 🙂
We started off our Sunday morning with breakfast at a cafe we’d spotted the day before right by the water, called Brunch & Cake. A perfectly suited name for our leisurely morning!
The weather was on our side once again, and although the temperature was a bit chillier the sun was out and it was a lovely crisp Autumn morning.
All of the choices on offer at the cafe sounded really interesting, and the presentation of the dishes was just as pretty. Somehow they’d even managed to make the poached egg pink!
At the beginning of November my best friend Lucy and I decided to pop away somewhere for a few days to get some sunshine (her) and escape the heat (me). We chose Barcelona as it’s just a short plane journey away from the UK, where Lucy lives, and easily accessible for me from Dubai, although a slightly longer flight at around 7 hours!
We timed our flights nicely so that we landed at almost the same time, and Lucy was waiting in the arrivals area for me. We jumped on the Aerobus which took us straight to Placa de Catalunya, in the centre of Barcelona, and from there we walked a short distance to our gorgeous AirBnB in the Born district.
We worked out that the last time we saw each other was in February, so we were most definitely in need of a catch up!
After dropping our bags we headed straight back out to enjoy the gorgeous weather. The sun was out and it was time to explore!