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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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?
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. 🙂
Thanks for answering 🙂 One last thing, have you met a lot of Portuguese flight attendants this past few years?
Yes, quite a few! 🙂
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
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 😉
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 🙂
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
Thank you! Ahh shame, I’ve never done a Glasgow flight, I’d love to though! x
I must admit I’ve never really visited Glasgow myself, I’m from Leeds but emirates is cheaper from Glasgow haha! X
Thank you! 🙂
congratulation…how many hours do you have to work in a month plus how many days do you get off.
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).