September Roster | The Dubai Diaries


Here I’m again once more with one other roster publish. Slowly however absolutely they’re beginning to get a little bit extra attention-grabbing, with greater than a few flights monthly. I can’t anticipate issues to return to how they had been pre-covid (my wage is crying out for 100 flying hours!) however for now I’m glad to have some layovers, particularly some the place we are able to exit and discover once more.

If you noticed my roster publish final month, I solely ended up doing 2 of the unique flights I used to be rostered. The Cape Town flight I had was cancelled pretty shortly after the roster was revealed, after which I used to be additionally faraway from the Dammam and Kabul flights. Glasgow was additionally eliminated as a result of my Tunis layover became a 48 hour layover!

Instead I received given a Perth flight which I used to be proud of, because it meant quantity of flying hours. It was a disgrace we had been trapped contained in the resort room all through the keep, however sadly that’s the requirement from the Australian authorities. 

At the top of the month I used to be additionally placed on a Düsseldorf flight which was a pleasant and straightforward journey, and a great way to herald September. This month (if nothing modifications!) I’ll be heading off to:

  • TUN – Tunis, Tunisia
  • SEZ – Mahé Island, Seychelles
  • CKY-DSS – Conakry, Giunea & Dakar, Senegal
  • MAA – Chennai, India (turnaround)
  • DUS – Düsseldorf, Germany

As you’ll be able to see, some repeats from August!

I nonetheless have just a few “can use” days – mainly reserve days the place I came upon day by day at 6pm if I’ll have a flight or not.  Most doubtless these will flip to days off, however I wouldn’t thoughts getting one other flight simply so as to add in some extra hours.

My first rostered flight is to Tunis – funnily sufficient this was really an Istanbul turnaround like I did final month, however I swapped it for a layover. The Istanbul was one of many busiest and most hectic flights I’ve achieved in years and a really lengthy day, so I used to be very glad to have the ability to swap it for an additional journey to Tunis, the place I can hopefully profit from the resort pool and get some sunshine!

After that may be a journey to the Seychelles, which I’m very a lot trying ahead to. Sadly it’s solely a 15 hour layover, so I’ll ensure that to profit from the resort (which we aren’t allowed to go away) and benefit from the pool there. Fingers crossed for good climate!

Following on from that may be a multi-sector journey to Conakry and Dakar. This received’t be my first time visiting – you’ll be able to examine my earlier journey in 2017 to Conakry right here and Dakar right here. Sadly this time there’s no layover in Conakry, however we’ll have 24 hours in Dakar. At the second I’m undecided what the scenario is and wether I’ll have the ability to go away the resort or not.

Then I’ve a turnaround to Chennai and again, not my favorite timing because it’s by means of the evening. I’m positive I’ll be consuming numerous espresso on that flight!

Last up is one other layover to Düsseldorf. Funnily sufficient I’ve simply received again from there – beforehand I wasn’t capable of function to a number of the German locations as they required sure vaccines. I used to be initially vaccinated with Sinopharm again in February when it was supplied to everybody at Emirates. Since then 6 months handed and I used to be capable of get each doses of the Pfizer vaccine which implies I can now function sure locations. Let’s simply hope that it means issues would possibly return to regular sometime quickly! (I really feel like I’ve been saying that for months now…)

Anyway, that’s my roster for this month – I can’t consider we’re already almost in 2022!


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