July Roster

After an absolutely delightfully easy roster this month, it’s back to regular flying in July. I’m at the bottom of the seniority rotation, and should have been on reserve, but somehow managed to get a pretty normal roster.

On an exciting note, I’ve been put on the inaugural A380 flight to Vienna on the 1st of July! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may remember that I used to live in Austria before moving to Dubai (for 6 years, although not in Vienna) so I am excited to be heading back! I get rostered plenty of flights to Germany and Switzerland being a German Speaker, but very rarely to Vienna!

Other than that I’ll be heading off to:

  • VIE (Vienna, Austria, the inaugural A380 flight, I’m hoping for a water canon salute when we land!)
  • SIN (Singapore)
  • DEL (Dehli, India, a shortish turnaround)
  • ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • DOH (Doha, Qatar, one of the shortest turnaround flights we have – about 45 minutes each way!)
  • ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • BHX (Birmingham, UK)
  • JFK (New York, USA)


Only 2 turnarounds this month, and relatively short ones which is not too bad. I even have one new destination, Birmingham, which I was rostered to fly to a while back but never ended up going (I can’t remember why, I think I swapped it or must have been off sick!). Any suggestions for what to do there are most welcome, as I’m fairly sure most of the crew just go shopping!

My JFK flight is one of the tougher ones, as it’s around a 13-14 hour flight each way, and only a 24 hour layover! I’ll still try and get out and do as much as I can, especially as it should hopefully be nice and warm there.

I’m looking forward to another month of flying, and of course I’ll keep you updated in case of any swaps!

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  1. Riana
    July 20, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Hi Rachel . I have applied for the position as Cabin Crew at Emirates.
    They have previously invited me to a assessment day but due to circumstances I could not attend.
    Can you please give me advise on what to do to become a Cabin crew member .
    This is absolutely my dream.
    And a other thing i wanted to ask I have only seen Cabin Crew with long hair , Is short hair allowed ???
    Thank you so much

    • thedubaidiaries
      July 29, 2016 / 7:23 pm

      Hi Riana! Good luck at the assessment day, have a look here at my post with some tips for the interview: http://thedubaidiaries.me/2015/02/22/tips-for-a-cabin-crew-interview/
      I also did a post with my experience at the open day so maybe that will help you get an idea of what it’s like. You are allowed short hair, there are plenty of cabin crew who have it 🙂 Wish you all the best! x

  2. Helen
    June 26, 2016 / 11:55 am

    I’ve enjoyed visiting the museum in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham and also the back to backs museum. A wander along the canals is also good!

    • thedubaidiaries
      June 26, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Thanks so much for the tips Helen! x

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