I’ve simply obtained my roster for August, and it nearly appears like a standard roster! I’m so comfortable to be getting extra flights once more, because it signifies that there’s an indication of pre-pandemic life again on the horizon. It’s nonetheless undoubtedly not utterly again to regular although, as we proceed to put on masks, robes and gloves onboard. I’m eagerly awaiting the day that I can put my pink lipstick again on, who would have thought!
Next month I’ll be heading off to:
- CPT – Cape Town, South Africa
- IST – Istanbul, Turkey (turnaround)
- DMM – Dammam, Saudi Arabia (turnaround)
- KBL – Kabul, Afghanistan (turnaround)
- TUN – Tunis, Tunisia
- GLA – Glasgow, Scotland
Cape Town is considered one of my all time favorite locations on the earth, so I actually hope that I can truly get pleasure from it. At the second flights to South Africa are fairly restricted – no person is allowed to enter UAE having been in South Africa prior to now 14 days, so we don’t have any passengers on the return sector. We’re additionally not at the moment flying to Cape Town, and as of the second it’s displaying that we can’t go away the room on the layover there. Keep your fingers crossed for me that it might need modified by the point I’m there, and that I’ll be capable to exit.
Following on from the flight are three turnarounds, Istanbul, Dammam, and Kabul. Istanbul is a brilliant lengthy day, because it’s round 4 hours every method, and the flight is thru the evening. Dammam is a bit shorter, roughly 1,5 hours and Kabul is round 3 hours every method.
Next up is a visit to Tunis – a brand new vacation spot for me! I really feel fairly unhappy that I most certainly received’t get to truly see a lot of the town, because it’s at the moment “red” for us – which means now we have to remain within the resort room. Shame!
The final flight of the month is to Glasgow, once more one other layover which is able to most certainly be spent within the resort room until the UK eases restrictions. Such a disgrace after having a few months of being allowed out and about to get shut again up in accommodations once more, however such is life. Of course I’m grateful to have a job that I really like, and nonetheless be flying, however I’d actually love to have the ability to begin spending all of my layovers exploring once more. I’ll by no means be spending the entire layover in my room once more if I’ve a selection, that’s for positive!