Well hiya there – and welcome again to my weblog! It’s definitely been some time since I’ve up to date something on right here, and this will probably be my first submit of 2021, oops! I by no means meant to go so quiet, however as you’ll be able to think about, I’ve not been flying very a lot. Slowly issues are beginning to choose up and I’m seeing increasingly more flights on my roster, however since we’re nonetheless not allowed to depart the resort on our layovers, I don’t have an entire lot to replace you on!
Flights are progressively getting again to regular, though we nonetheless should put on our full PPE (masks, gloves, robe and visor) and naturally passengers nonetheless should put on a masks. More locations are opening up although which is a superb signal, and I’m hopefully that ultimately issues will get again to regular. Let me let you know, I’ll by no means spend one other layover in my resort room once more!
Believe it or not, this month I’ve an *virtually* regular roster – fairly a couple of flying hours, which makes for a pleasant change. Especially since we receives a commission relying on how a lot we fly; it’s been over a 12 months since a standard wage.
So if all the things goes to plan and no flights get eliminated (fingers crossed!) in May I’ll be heading to:
- JFK – New York, USA
- AMM – Amman, Jordan (turnaround)
- HAM – Hamburg, Germany
- BP – Business Promotion Event
- DMM – Dammam, Saudi Arabia (turnaround)
- LUN-HRE – Lusaka, Zambia – Harare, Zimbabwe
- IKA – Tehran, Iran
I used to be truly fairly excited after I bought my roster, as while I’ve been flying a good quantity the previous few months, that is the busiest roster I’ve seen for the reason that pandemic!
Starting off with a visit to New York, certainly one of my favourites. We’ve modified resort areas so I’ll be admiring the Brooklyn Bridge on the drive over, and ordering one thing scrumptious to eat to my room.
Next up is a turnaround to Amman, which is round 3 hours every means. This is a pleasant afternoon departure which suggests I don’t have to stand up too early, beautiful!
Then I’ve a cargo flight to Hamburg. I’ve achieved a few cargo journeys – they’re nice enjoyable because it’s one thing very totally different to what we normally do. All of the economic system seats are faraway from the cabin and it’s full of containers of cargo as an alternative, so it’s not a full freighter plane however it’s nonetheless totally different to a standard flight. I’ve a layover there though as soon as once more I gained’t be capable of do a lot.
After that’s one thing I haven’t seen for some time – a enterprise promotion occasion! My final occasion was the Dubai Duty Free Tennis in February 2021, and I ought to discover out the small print for this one a couple of days earlier than.
Following on from that I’ve one other turnaround to Dammam, a fast one at round 1 hour flight time every means. Straight after that could be a vacation spot I’ve by no means truly flown to earlier than – Lusaka & Harare! We fly to Lusaka however keep on floor on the plane, after which it’s onwards to Harare for the layover. I’m hoping that since we are able to’t depart the resort that I’ll at the very least be capable of use the pool and get some sunshine, let’s see!
Last up is one other turnaround, this time to Tehran in Iran. Whilst in a standard month I wouldn’t be significantly excited in regards to the variety of turnarounds on my roster, lately I’m completely happy to get as many flying hours as I can.
Travel definitely isn’t wherever near being again to pre-pandemic instances, and realistically I don’t assume anybody is aware of when will probably be. I do know I’m fortunate to nonetheless have my job, as so lots of my associates and colleagues sadly have been made redundant this previous 12 months, and I’m grateful for that day by day. For now, I’m attempting to get out and revel in Dubai as a lot as I can – restrictions have eased right here and while we nonetheless should put on a masks always (together with whereas open air) most issues corresponding to eating places, outlets and gymnasiums have been open for some time.
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