Effectively good day 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 shall be my first put up of 2021, oops! I by no means meant to go so quiet, however as you possibly can think about, I’ve not been flying very a lot. Slowly issues are beginning to decide up and I’m seeing increasingly more flights on my roster, however since we’re nonetheless not allowed to go away the lodge on our layovers, I don’t have an entire lot to replace you on!
Flights are progressively getting again to regular, though we nonetheless must put on our full PPE (masks, gloves, robe and visor) and naturally passengers nonetheless must put on a masks. Extra locations are opening up although which is a good 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 lodge room once more!
Consider it or not, this month I’ve an *nearly* regular roster – fairly just a few flying hours, which makes for a pleasant change. Particularly since we receives a commission relying on how a lot we fly; it’s been over a 12 months since a traditional wage.
So if all the pieces goes to plan and no flights get eliminated (fingers crossed!) in Might I’ll be heading to:
- JFK – New York, USA
- AMM – Amman, Jordan (turnaround)
- HAM – Hamburg, Germany
- BP – Enterprise Promotion Occasion
- DMM – Dammam, Saudi Arabia (turnaround)
- LUN-HRE – Lusaka, Zambia – Harare, Zimbabwe
- IKA – Tehran, Iran
I used to be really fairly excited once I received 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!
Beginning off with a visit to New York, considered one of my favourites. We’ve modified lodge places so I’ll be admiring the Brooklyn Bridge on the drive over, and ordering one thing scrumptious to eat to my room.
Subsequent up is a turnaround to Amman, which is round 3 hours every means. This can be a good afternoon departure which suggests I don’t have to rise up too early, beautiful!
Then I’ve a cargo flight to Hamburg. I’ve executed a few cargo journeys – they’re nice enjoyable because it’s one thing very totally different to what we often do. All the economic system seats are faraway from the cabin and it’s crammed with packing containers of cargo as an alternative, so it’s not a full freighter plane however it’s nonetheless totally different to a traditional flight. I’ve a layover there though as soon as once more I received’t have the ability to 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 Responsibility Free Tennis in February 2021, and I ought to discover out the main points for this one just a few 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 really 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 will’t go away the lodge that I’ll no less than have the ability to use the pool and get some sunshine, let’s see!
Final up is one other turnaround, this time to Tehran in Iran. While in a traditional month I wouldn’t be significantly excited in regards to the variety of turnarounds on my roster, lately I’m pleased to get as many flying hours as I can.
Journey definitely isn’t wherever near being again to pre-pandemic occasions, and realistically I don’t assume anybody is aware of when it will likely be. I do know I’m fortunate to nonetheless have my job, as so a lot of my mates 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 must put on a masks always (together with whereas open air) most issues reminiscent of eating places, outlets and gymnasiums have been open for some time.
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