August Roster & Some Exciting News

My roster for August has just been published, so I thought I’d share it with you guys as I usually do!

I don’t have any new destinations next month, however I’m happy as I got a couple of flights that I bid for. Even though I’m actually at the bottom of the bidding seniority, somehow it seemed to work in my favour!

So in August I’ll be flying to:

  • LGW (London Gatwick)
  • HKG (Hong Kong)
  • BKK (Bangkok)
  • ZRH (Zurich)
  • LHR (London Heathrow)
  • HKG (Hong Kong)
  • LHE (Lahore – turnaround)
  • BKK – HKG – BKK (Bangkok, shuttle to Hong Kong and back, then back to Bangkok)

I requested Bangkok so I could get a good massage – yes, that’s what my life has come to, bidding for flights just so I can get a massage! 😉 I also asked for Hong Kong so I could catch up with my lovely friend and ex-flatmate Kirsty, who I haven’t seen in a while. I actually can’t remember what else I bid for, but it’s a pretty standard roster for me with good flying hours (and only one turnaround!).

In other exciting news … I’m moving up to First Class! I had my assessment yesterday and received an email this morning letting me know that I’d passed! Hopefully I won’t have to wait too long for my training and then I’ll be working in first class instead of business 🙂

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  1. August 21, 2016 / 3:57 am

    Hello Rachel,

    My name is Rui. I’m Portuguese and it’s my dream to work for Emirates but first I’m going to finish my bachelor’s before applying. I would like to congratulate you on your blog because I think it’s well written and has a clean look to it.
    I read extensively about the recruitment process and the lifestyle but I would like to know the process of getting a promotion. Obviously it’s related to your performance and attendance but do you ask to move up (and they evaluate your request) or does Emirates reach out to you?

    Thanks 🙂

    • thedubaidiaries
      August 21, 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Hi Rui! Thanks for reading, I’m glad you enjoy my blog 🙂 It depends on time in your grade (as well as performance and attendance as you say) but it just appears on our internal portal and you can click apply, it’s a pretty simple process! Then going from business to first/ cabin supervisor/ purser etc involves a bit more – written knowledge test and an assessment as well. 🙂

      • August 25, 2016 / 11:39 pm

        Thanks for answering 🙂 One last thing, have you met a lot of Portuguese flight attendants this past few years?

        • thedubaidiaries
          August 31, 2016 / 12:37 pm

          Yes, quite a few! 🙂

          • September 5, 2016 / 4:43 am

            That’s great to hear and kind of reassuring to me ahahah Anyway, I wish you all the best and I hope to see you in Dubai next year 🙂 Goodbye

  2. Ahmad
    August 16, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I love the post and I’m planning to become a cabin crew once I’m done with college!

    One question: what do you been by BKK-HKG – BKK? So you fly to Bangkok, short stop, then Hong Kong and back to Bangkok then back to DXB? That sounds like a very long flight!? Or do you get a layover in both Bangkok and Hong Kong?

    Thank you and enjoy your future flights in first class 😉

    • thedubaidiaries
      August 19, 2016 / 3:47 pm

      Hi Ahmad, thanks for reading! We fly to Bangkok, stay there for 24 hours, fly to HKG where we stay for a couple of hours only, then go back to BKK for another 24 hour layover! So it’s not too long 🙂

  3. August 3, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Congratulations Rachel, it’s a shame you’re not doing a Glasgow route this month, I could’ve picked your brains to help me write my Emirates blog post this month

    • thedubaidiaries
      August 3, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you! Ahh shame, I’ve never done a Glasgow flight, I’d love to though! x

      • August 3, 2016 / 9:04 pm

        I must admit I’ve never really visited Glasgow myself, I’m from Leeds but emirates is cheaper from Glasgow haha! X

    • thedubaidiaries
      July 29, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. hiba
    July 26, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    congratulation…how many hours do you have to work in a month plus how many days do you get off.

    • thedubaidiaries
      July 29, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks Hiba! I work between 80-100 hours a month (July for example I did 103 hours) and I would say on average I get 8-10 days off a month (not including 24 hour layover outstations).

    • thedubaidiaries
      July 29, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks Andrew!

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