June & July Roster | The Dubai Diaries

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Well, right here we once more with one other roster put up. Somehow this yr is simply flying by and I’m barely discovering the time to replace my weblog, though I do miss writing right here! If you comply with me on Instagram, you’ll have seen the place I went in June, as I solely had two flights after which went on go away.

  • LAX – Los Angeles, USA
  • IAD – Washington D.C., USA
  • Annual Leave

Although I solely had two flights, they have been each lengthy ones to the US, which meant good flying hours (= good pay!) so I used to be comfortable about that. Restrictions have began to lastly ease and we are actually allowed out on a few of our layovers, so while I solely made it so far as In-N-Out Burger on my journey to LA, in Washington I used to be in a position to get out and about for some a lot awaited exploring. 

Mask guidelines have additionally relaxed within the US so it was a breath of recent air (actually!) not having to put on a masks in any respect. Obviously I’m totally vaccinated however this hasn’t actually meant a lot has modified in any respect in Dubai, we nonetheless should put on masks always together with while outside – not so enjoyable within the 45°C warmth! 

On my Washington layover we took a visit to the Great Falls in Virginia, which was an superior time out. It felt so good to be again in nature and I beloved all the greenery. I’ll attempt to put up about that right here ASAP!

After I bought again I had virtually 2 weeks go away – initially I had deliberate to affix my mother and father on a visit to Scotland, nonetheless the UK continues to be not letting anybody in from the UAE with out a 10 day lodge quarantine. With that in thoughts, I attempted to search out someplace that was straightforward to get to, had pretty relaxed restrictions, and settled on Croatia. I had 4 days on my own in Split, after which my sister, brother and his girlfriend joined me for five days in Dubrovnik. It was simply beautiful, and we had the most effective time. 

As for my July roster (don’t thoughts that we’re already midway by the month…!) I’m really on reserve! It’s been some time since I had reserve and I used to be really rostered a few flights immediately, so up to now it’s not been too dangerous.

  • GRU – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • CAI – Cairo, Egypt (turnaround)
  • AMM – Amman, Jordan (turnaround) *eliminated*
  • LAX – Los Angeles, USA
  • BP – Business Promotion Event
  • Reserve

As quickly as I bought again from my go away I used to be put straight onto a visit to Sao Paulo! It’s been years since I visited, and sadly this time we weren’t allowed to depart the lodge, so it was a quiet layover with only a journey to the health club and a few good Brazilian steak for lunch. If you want, you may examine my final journey right here

Once I bought again I had a few days off to recuperate (we’ve 2 necessary days off earlier than and after each extremely lengthy vary flight) and was then given just a few flights. It’s fairly uncommon for that to occur on reserve month – often you’ll be given a block of standby hours, throughout which you may get given a flight, otherwise you may get given one thing the day earlier than. 

I had a turnaround to Cairo, which was one of many busiest and most hectic flights I’ve completed in years. After that I used to be presupposed to have one other turnaround to Amman, nonetheless the plane modified and I used to be eliminated. Although it meant shedding flying hours I used to be comfortable to have days off to ship a while at house in Dubai and put together myself mentally for one more 16 hour flight!

Next up was my journey to Los Angeles (the second in two months), which I’ve simply bought again from. I noticed Jessica from Jessica’s Journey with Emirates go on a hike there not too long ago, so I used to be decided to benefit from being allowed out once more and do the identical. Luckily there have been 3 different Brits on the flight (a rarity in itself!) who have been up for becoming a member of me, and we headed out to Runyon Canyon for a extremely nice hike. It was steep and rocky however so rewarding. It actually felt nice to be outside, doing one thing energetic and having fun with the beautiful climate.

My subsequent responsibility is definitely a enterprise promotion occasion. It’s been pretty quiet for occasions not too long ago, though I did take part within the Arabian Travel Market again in May (a few of you might have seen me characteristic on the official Emirates Instagram web page!). This one is a visit to the US to assist launch our newest vacation spot – Miami! I’m tremendous excited, though it’s actually the month of lengthy flights, with Sao Paulo, LA and now Miami! (All of them 14-16 hour flight time).

After that I’ve only a week left of reserve, so let’s see the place I’ll find yourself. I’m hoping for a flight to Europe as I bought a style for the European summer season while on my go away in Croatia and I would like extra!

That’s it for my roster, I hope you’ve loved seeing the place I’ve been the previous couple of months. As all the time, I put up rather more regularly on Instagram, so do head over there if you wish to keep updated!

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