September Roster

I’m sure I said the same last month, but where on earth has this year gone?! It’s just flown by, and it’ll be Christmas before we know it!

But before that, I’ve got some flights to do, so without further ado here is my roster for September.

  • SKT (Sialkot, Pakistan – turnaround)
  • MEL – AKL (Melbourne, Australia – Auckland, New Zealand & then back to Melbourne)
  • FCO (Rome, Italy)
  • HKT (Phuket, Thailand)
  • DOH (Doha, Qatar – turnaround)
  • SYD (Sydney, Australia)

Two quick turnarounds, although maybe someone will be kind enough to take the first one and give me a day off?! Unlikely but you never know! 😀

The MEL – AKL trip is over 6 days and even though I usually don’t like long multi sector trips I’m very happy with this one as I’ll get to see my cousin Sarah who lives in Melbourne. I’m also hoping she’ll be able to accompany me on the layover to Auckland, which should be fun.

Then I’m heading back to Rome, one of my favourite cities in Italy, where I’ll be indulging in plenty of pasta and gelato!

After that I’m lucky enough to have been rostered a 48 hour layover in Phuket! Normally almost all of our layovers (other than west coast US) are just 24 hours, so I was very pleasantly surprised to see that on my roster.

Then another quick turnaround to Doha – this is one of the shortest flights we have at around 50 minutes each way, so it’s a quick afternoon’s work back in time for dinner!

At the end of the month I’ll be heading off to Sydney, a direct flight there and back with a 30 hour layover. I was rostered a London but swapped with my friend Sally so she could have some extra days off after her leave and I can see my grandparents who I haven’t seen in far too long. Win-win situation!

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  1. Fay
    September 29, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Hi there
    I was wondering when you flew/will be flying to Sydney?.
    I was on the EK412 on 26th August and was trying to see if I can spot you out next to the other beautiful cabin crews..

    • Fay
      September 29, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Sorry I was meant to write I was on board on the phone 26th September .

    • thedubaidiaries
      September 30, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Ah shame, I flew on the 28th! So you just missed me 🙂

  2. Ahmad
    September 2, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Hello again,

    It’s good to see new posts every now and then.
    I have two questions this time (not quite related to the September Roster but I’ll post it here anyway!)

    1. Do cabin crew apply for VISA to all the countries they’re going to? Because you mentioned in your Lahore layover blog that a cabin crew wasn’t granted Visa, is that pretty common? How does the visa process work for cabin crew?

    2. Before your training, do they ask you if you prefer working on A380 or a 777 or you get trained for both or they choose the airplane for you?

    Can’t wait to join Emirates and maybe work on board with you one day!!

    • thedubaidiaries
      September 3, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Hi Ahmad! Glad to hear you’re enjoying reading my posts. We don’t need to apply for any visas, Emirates takes care of that for us. The only exception is for going to the U.S., we have to apply for that ourselves.
      You get assigned either A380/777 fleet (“cross trained”) or A330/A340/777 fleet (“main fleet”) before you join. Good luck 🙂

    • thedubaidiaries
      September 3, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks Anni! 🙂

  3. August 31, 2016 / 2:47 am

    Oh awesome, you’re coming to New Zealand again.
    When you’re in Auckland and if you have time – head to Giapo (This yummy ice-cream place)
    It’s just on the main street in the city, Queen Street, and it has the yummiest gelato creations. The line can sometimes be a bit long though.
    I’m craving one right now!

    • thedubaidiaries
      August 31, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Yes it’s been a while since I’ve visited Auckland actually! I always have time for ice cream, haha! Thanks for the tip, I’ll definitely check it out 🙂

  4. Jade Callaghan
    August 30, 2016 / 5:20 am

    Emirates is a ruthless, vicious company and they don’t care about anything but financial returns.

    • thedubaidiaries
      August 31, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Shame you feel that way, perhaps you’d be better suited to a different career path then!

    • Ashee
      September 2, 2016 / 5:09 am

      It is so sad you feel that way but most companies are in business to make a profit . There are thousands of pretty boys and girls both gay and straight who would give much to have the chance to work for Emirates.

    • Asher
      September 2, 2016 / 5:16 am

      Why do you feel that way are you an ex Emirates flight attendant?

  5. Asher
    August 30, 2016 / 2:27 am

    You mentioned that most of your lay overs are just 24 hours long , is that enough time for you to eat, sleep and sight see the wonderful places you visit? The lay over seems a little short. Is there a reason why some of your lay overs are longer ie like Phuket? You seem so into flying and seeing new places and are quite positive about being an air hostess!! You would make a fantastic instructor if that is some thing you would like to do!!

    • thedubaidiaries
      August 31, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      It depends on how you use your time, but you can definitely make the most of the layover if you want to! On the other hand it’s easy to be lazy and not do anything but I try to get out as much as possible! I’m not sure why my Phuket is longer, probably due to the frequency of the flights. No complaints from me though! 😀

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