Once again the roster is out and it’s time for another busy month.

It’s a jam-packed one this time and I’ve already managed to do a couple of swaps, and hopefully one more if I can! 

August will be a real mix of destinations, with almost every continent covered! I’ll be heading off to:

  • BSR – Basra, Iraq (turnaround)
  • AMM – Amman, Jordan (turnaround)
  • MLE – Male, Maldives (turnaround)
  • EWR – Newark, USA
  • BLQ – Bologna, Italy
  • ABV – Abuja, Nigeria
  • BCN – Barcelona, Spain
  • GLA – Glasgow, UK

Starting off with three back-to-back turnarounds (i.e. no days off and minimum rest in-between) to Basra, Amman and Male. I’m seriously hoping I can somehow make a miracle happen and swap these for a layover, but let’s see!

My first layover of the month is to Newark – while I’ve visited New York plenty of times, it’ll be my first time flying into Newark. Sadly it’s just a 24 hour layover but I’m sure I’ll manage to stay busy! I originally had San Fransisco rostered but decided to swap as this will give me an extra day off.

Up next is the trip I’m most looking forward to – Bologna, Italy. I’ve been here a couple of times and can’t wait to go back and eat my bodyweight in tagliatelle bolognese and gelato 😀

Following on from that is a 48 hour layover in Abuja. A new destination for me and I’ll be honest and say it’s not one that I would have bid for, but I’ll try to make the most of the layover and get out and explore some of the city. Any tips are more than welcome!

Then I have a layover in Barcelona, Spain, which I can’t wait for! I was actually rostered Moscow, but someone sent me a swap which I immediately accepted. Funnily enough I had actually bid for Barcelona but didn’t get the flight, so it’s great that I managed to swap.

My last trip of the month is to Glasgow, which again is another swap – originally I had a flight to Entebbe, Uganda. I’m not sure yet what I’ll do there, so stay tuned!

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It feels like I only just blogged about New York, and yet here I found myself once again. This time around my friends were on holiday so I decided to take it easy on this layover and just do whatever I felt up to after the 14 hour flight!

Last time I walked over 15km around the city, so I gave my feet a bit more of a break! Our crew hotel is just around the corner from Times Square, so after a good freshen up one of the other girls from first class and I headed out to get a bit of sun, a drink and a bite to eat.

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Not too long ago I was rostered a flight to JFK. It’s actually been quite a while since I visited New York – the last time was Christmas 2017!

As always, I was so happy to be heading back to one of my favourite cities, and looking forward to catching up with my friends there.

We touched down in JFK early afternoon, but by the time we got through immigration and hit the New York traffic, it was nearly 5pm when I reached my room.

I showered and changed and headed straight back down to the lobby to meet my friend Stephen, who was there waiting for me.

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This month has just flown by, and we are already approaching summer! I’m at the top of the bidding group next month, but sadly didn’t actually get much that I asked for.

Nevertheless, I still have a few flights that I’m looking forward to. In May I’ll be flying to:

  • MLE – Male, Maldives (turnaround)
  • JFK – New York, USA
  • IKA – Tehran, Iran (turnaround)
  • CMB – Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • BP – Business Promotion Event
  • STN – London Stansted, UK
  • MUC – Munich, Germany

Starting off with a long turnaround to Male – not a very sought after flight as sadly we don’t get to stay in the Maldives!

Up next is a trip to New York, which I’m very much looking forward to as I haven’t been since Christmas 2017! Hopefully the weather will be much warmer by May as well.

After that is another turnaround, this one to Tehran and back, which is fairly short, around 2 hours each way.

Then it’s on to Colombo – I have been to Sri Lanka on holiday a couple of times, but never actually operated the flight!

Following on from that is a business promotion event, which I’m still waiting to hear details about. It’s always nice to do something a bit different – my last event was the Saudi Airshow in Riyadh!

Up next, the only trip I got that was one of my bids, a 54 hour layover in Stansted! Due to the current runway closure in DXB, some of our flights have reduced frequency, which means a longer layover for me at home, yay!

Finally I have another longer layover, 48 hours in Munich. I have been to Munich around 20 times now so hopefully I’ll be able to explore somewhere nearby as I have a bit more time than usual on this trip.

That’s it for next month! 🙂

Even though Christmas is over now, I thought I’d show you a few pictures from my trip to New York. I bid for the flight in December specifically to see the beautiful Christmas lights, and although I only got rostered a 24 hour layover, I made sure to make the most of it!

The flight over takes around 14 hours, and we touched down after this beautiful sunrise, early in the morning.

As usual, there was plenty of traffic in New York, but since our hotel is right by Times Square, nobody minds the long drive from JFK airport.

Once we got to our rooms, I freshened up and got ready for the cold!

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