Smartly hi there – and welcome again to my weblog! It’s for sure been some time since I’ve up to date the rest on right here, and this will likely be my first submit of 2021, oops! I by no means supposed to head so quiet, however as you’ll be able to believe, I’ve now not been flying very a lot. Slowly issues are beginning to select up and I’m seeing increasingly more flights on my roster, however since we’re nonetheless now not allowed to depart the resort on our layovers, I don’t have a complete lot to replace you on!
Flights are progressively getting again to standard, even though we nonetheless need to put on our complete PPE (masks, gloves, robe and visor) and naturally passengers nonetheless need to put on a masks. Extra locations are opening up despite the fact that which is a smart signal, and I’m optimistically that at last issues gets again to standard. Let me inform you, I’ll by no means spend any other layover in my resort room once more!
Consider it or now not, this month I’ve an *virtually* standard roster – somewhat a couple of flying hours, which makes for a pleasing exchange. Particularly since we receives a commission relying on how a lot we fly; it’s been over a yr since a standard wage.
So if the whole lot is going to devise and no flights get got rid of (palms crossed!) in Would possibly I’ll be heading to:
- JFK – New York, USA
- AMM – Amman, Jordan (turnaround)
- HAM – Hamburg, Germany
- BP – Trade Promotion Tournament
- DMM – Dammam, Saudi Arabia (turnaround)
- LUN-HRE – Lusaka, Zambia – Harare, Zimbabwe
- IKA – Tehran, Iran
I used to be in reality somewhat excited after I were given my roster, as while I’ve been flying a good quantity the previous few months, that is the busiest roster I’ve noticed for the reason that pandemic!
Beginning off with a go back and forth to New York, one in all my favourites. We’ve modified resort places so I’ll be admiring the Brooklyn Bridge at the power over, and ordering one thing scrumptious to devour to my room.
Subsequent up is a turnaround to Amman, which is round 3 hours each and every manner. It is a great afternoon departure which means that I don’t want to stand up too early, pretty!
Then I’ve a shipment flight to Hamburg. I’ve completed a few shipment journeys – they’re nice amusing because it’s one thing very other to what we normally do. The entire economic system seats are got rid of from the cabin and it’s full of bins of shipment as a substitute, so it’s now not a complete freighter plane however it’s nonetheless other to a standard flight. I’ve a layover there even though as soon as once more I gained’t be capable of do a lot.
After this is one thing I haven’t noticed for some time – a trade promotion match! My final match used to be the Dubai Accountability Unfastened Tennis in February 2021, and I must in finding out the main points for this one a couple of days prior to.
Following on from that I’ve any other turnaround to Dammam, a handy guide a rough one at round 1 hour flight time each and every manner. Directly after that could be a vacation spot I’ve by no means in reality flown to prior to – Lusaka & Harare! We fly to Lusaka however keep on flooring at the plane, after which it’s onwards to Harare for the layover. I’m hoping that since we will be able to’t go away the resort that I’ll no less than be capable of use the pool and get some sunshine, let’s see!
Remaining up is any other turnaround, this time to Tehran in Iran. While in a standard month I wouldn’t be in particular enthusiastic about the choice of turnarounds on my roster, nowadays I’m satisfied to get as many flying hours as I will be able to.
Go back and forth for sure isn’t any place with reference to being again to pre-pandemic occasions, and realistically I don’t assume somebody is aware of when it is going to be. I do know I’m fortunate to nonetheless have my task, as such a lot of of my pals and associates unfortunately have been made redundant this previous yr, and I’m thankful for that on a daily basis. For now, I’m seeking to get out and revel in Dubai up to I will be able to – restrictions have eased right here and while we nonetheless need to put on a masks always (together with whilst outdoor) maximum issues equivalent to eating places, stores and gymnasiums were open for some time.
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