Hi from Dubai!
As you will have spotted, it’s been lovely quiet over right here on The Dubai Diaries. I’m positive I don’t wish to point out why, however as you’ll be able to consider the aviation business has been impacted massively by way of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m very lucky to nonetheless have a task, not like a lot of my pals and co-workers who’ve unfortunately been made redundant. Then again, compared to my same old busy rosters, I’ve infrequently been flying since March, even supposing slowly issues are beginning to pick out again up a bit of. That’s to not say extra redundancies gained’t occur; at this level it kind of feels no person is aware of when the airline business will get well. I will handiest stay my hands crossed that I’m probably the most fortunate ones who will get to stay this process that I really like such a lot.
I joined Emirates with the possibility of travelling the arena and exploring unknown locations, and this present day that’s unfortunately no longer conceivable. We’ve been recommended to stay in our lodge always on layovers, which typically will be the last item I might do when arriving at a brand new vacation spot! Nonetheless, I’m satisfied to peer any flight seem on my roster because it way some a lot wanted flying hours.
We receives a commission a elementary wage which was once lower by way of 50% up till October, and flying hours which make up the remainder of the wage. With nearly no flights, this was once somewhat a drastic pay lower. As extra flights go back, slowly I’m seeing an building up of flying hours on my roster. Since we stopped all flights in March, I had 4 flights in general between April – August. (Generally I might moderate 8-10 flights monthly!).
The corporate was once providing unpaid go away for as much as 4 months at a time, so I selected to take 1 month unpaid go away in September and trip house to stick with oldsters. Mixed with 10 days customary annual go away firstly of October, I used to be additionally ready to consult with my sister in Valencia. Our plan have been to consult with Colombia, however I guess we’ll simply have to attend a bit of bit longer for that! It was once pretty so as to spend such a lot time with my circle of relatives, as beneath customary cases I might by no means be capable of take 6 weeks off at a time, so for that I’m very thankful.
After my go away, I had 3 flights in October – Zurich, Frankfurt and Heathrow. As for my November roster, it’s as follows:
- IAH – Houston, USA
- SYD – Sydney, Australia
- ORD – Chicago, USA
As issues stand, those flights are nonetheless on my roster, and I simply were given again from Houston a few days in the past. Issues exchange so hastily this present day – I will have one roster firstly of the month and one thing totally other by way of the tip. Arms crossed not anything adjustments this month as I’m tremendous satisfied to have such a lot of flying hours.
I can do my highest to stay updating right here, alternatively my customary layovers are not more, and I’m positive no person is especially thinking about understanding which Netflix collection I spend my layovers gazing and what I order from room provider! If there’s anything else you’d like me to write down about on right here, remember to go away a remark underneath. Thank you for sticking with me!