It’s time for another roster post, and next month I actually have a new destination! That’s two months in a row with new places to explore, one of the main reasons I chose this job.

After nearly 6 and a half years here, it feels like I get some of the same destinations quite frequently, but there are still new routes launching all the time for me to tick off the list. 

Next month I’ll be heading off to:

  • MAA – Chennai, India (Turnaround)
  • Annual Leave
  • KBL – Kabul, Afghanistan (Turnaround)
  • GVA – Geneva, Switzerland
  • MUC – Munich, Germany
  • IAD – Washington D.C., USA
  • BRU – Brussels, Belgium

Starting off the month with a turnaround to Chennai and back, which is quite a long one (blocked at 4 hours each way), just before my leave starts.

I then have a week off, and I think I’ll fly home and see my family this time. I haven’t had a Stansted layover in a while (the last one was on my birthday in October!) so it’ll be nice to spend some time at home in spring.

After my leave is another turnaround, this time to Kabul and back. I’m hoping that somehow I might be able to swap this for a day off to extend my leave but I’m also realistic that this doesn’t happen often!

Up next is a trip to Geneva – I was originally rostered Moscow and when someone sent me the swap I jumped at the chance to visit Geneva again (and more importantly, eat some cheese fondue!). Last time I went was in the middle of winter so I’m hoping it’ll be much warmer now.

Then a flight to Munich, which is a nice easy layover.

Following on from that is my new destination of the month – Washington! It’s the only one of our US destinations that I haven’t visited, and although it’s just a short 24 hour layover I’m hoping to make the most of it and do some exploring.

My final trip of the month is a 42 hour layover in Brussels. I’ve been here before in summer and I really enjoyed it, and due to the runway closure in Dubai we have some extended layovers, so I’ll try and get to Bruges this time, which I’ve heard is just beautiful.

I’m looking forward to ticking off a new destination, as well as re-visiting some old favourites.

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Welcome back to another roster post! It’s a short one this month, as not only is February a shorter month, but I’m still on reserve up until the 11th.

If you saw my January roster post you’ll know I started my month of reserve on the 11th, and so far it’s been very quiet. I’ve had a couple of airport standbys where I didn’t get used, a layover in Warsaw and two turnarounds to Jeddah and back.

As you can imagine, I’m itching to get out of Dubai! I’ve still got two weeks left of reserve so I’m really hoping for a layover or two. It’s pretty hard to make any plans as you usually don’t know where you’ll be the next day until 6pm, so even things like food shopping is tricky!

Once I finish my reserve I’ve only got three rostered flights in February, and these are:

  • DFW – Dallas Fort Worth, USA
  • FRA – Frankfurt, Germany
  • MUC – Munich, Germany

Sadly nothing that I bid for, but at least they are layovers, and with the Dallas I’ll have plenty of flying hours!

Since I’m the language speaker for the German flights, I can’t swap either of those. My brother used to live in Munich but moved to Lithuania a few months ago for his pilot training, so I’m not sure what I’ll do on either of those layovers yet!

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I thought it would be fun to do another diary style post of a day in the life on a longer flight, this time to Perth!

The departure time for this flight was 02:45, and we need to be at headquarters 2 hours before departure. Since my sister was staying with me in Dubai, we’d had a busy couple of days! I usually try to get a few hours rest before night flights, and make sure my suitcase is packed and ready to go beforehand.

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After my top bid in October, I wasn’t too surprised when I didn’t get any of my bids for November. Next month I’ll be heading off to:

  • EBB – Entebbe, Uganda
  • KUL – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • BP – Business Promotions
  • DEL – Dehli, India (turnaround)
  • IAH – Houston, USA
  • DAR – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

 

 

 

 

First up a trip to Entebbe! I’ve been here once before, in fact it was my very first flight working in first class. Any tips for what to do would be much appreciated! Last time we took a little boat out on the lake and visited the local market to buy some fruits and veggies.

Straight after that is a flight to Kuala Lumpur. I seem to remember flying here all the time when I worked in economy, but I haven’t visited for ages, so it’ll be interesting to see what I get up to this time!

After that I have a 10 day business promotion event, I don’t know what it is yet so stay tuned to find out!

Following on from that is a turnaround to Dehli, but I’m hoping I might be able to swap that and extend my days off. Let’s see!

Next is a flight to Houston, which I’ll be honest, is not my favourite of all the US destinations we fly to. Maybe a few of the crew will be up for doing something fun though, as I don’t want to spend 48 hours shopping, which is what most of the crew tend to do! Maybe there’s a fun road trip I could take?!

The last flight of the month is Dar Es Salaam, which I’ve only visited once before, so it should be fun to go back.

As always, feel free to follow along on my Instagram, as I post much more frequent updates there!

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Roster time has come round once again, and October is my “top bid”! This means I have the highest likelihood of getting the flights that I ask for, and I have to say I’m quite pleased with how many I’ve got.

It’s not a top bid month without a couple of turnarounds though – let’s see if there are any willing takers for them, although I’m not overly optimistic!

Next month I’ll be flying to:

  • MAA – Chennai, India (turnaround)
  • STN – London Stansted, UK
  • ZAG – Zagreb, Croatia
  • Leave
  • MRU – Mauritius
  • DEL – Delhi, India (turnaround)
  • SEA – Seattle, US

First up is a quick trip to Chennai and back. Sadly it’s a turnaround; I would actually love to explore a bit more of India, as so far I’ve only been to Cochin.

Then I have another flight home to Stansted, on my birthday! I’m hoping mum will make me a delicious birthday cake 😉

After that is Zagreb, which I last visited in winter. I’m hoping that it won’t be freezing yet, and perhaps I’ll be able to go to one of the beautiful national parks or lakes, although I know they are quite a drive from the city.

Following my trip to Zagreb, I have 8 days leave! I’ll be heading off to Australia with my sister Lizzie, to visit our grandparents.

It won’t be to difficult coming back from leave, as I then have a layover in sunny Mauritius, where we stay at a great beach resort. I can’t wait!

Up next is another quick turnaround to Delhi and back, before my last flight of the month, Seattle! I’m expecting everywhere to be fully decked out for Halloween and look forward to visiting this lovely city for the third time.

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