November Roster & An Replace

Whats up from Dubai!

As you might have observed, it’s been fairly quiet over right here on The Dubai Diaries. I’m positive I don’t want to say why, however as you may think about the aviation trade has been impacted massively by the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’m very lucky to nonetheless have a job, in contrast to a lot of my pals and colleagues who’ve sadly been made redundant. Nevertheless, compared to my regular busy rosters, I’ve hardly been flying since March, though slowly issues are beginning to choose again up somewhat. That’s to not say extra redundancies gained’t occur; at this level it appears no one is aware of when the airline trade will get well. I can solely preserve my fingers crossed that I’m one of many fortunate ones who will get to maintain this job that I like a lot.

I joined Emirates with the prospect of travelling the world and exploring unknown locations, and for the time being that’s sadly not attainable. We now have been instructed to stay in our lodge always on layovers, which often can be the very last thing I’d do when arriving at a brand new vacation spot! However, I’m comfortable to see any flight seem on my roster because it means some a lot wanted flying hours.

We receives a commission a primary wage which was lower by 50% up till October, and flying hours which make up the remainder of the wage. With virtually no flights, this was fairly a drastic pay lower. As extra flights return, slowly I’m seeing a rise of flying hours on my roster. Since we stopped all flights in March, I had 4 flights in complete between April – August. (Usually I’d common 8-10 flights monthly!).

The corporate was providing unpaid depart for as much as 4 months at a time, so I selected to take 1 month unpaid depart in September and journey dwelling to stick with mother and father. Mixed with 10 days regular annual depart at first of October, I used to be additionally capable of go to my sister in Valencia. Our plan had been to go to Colombia, however I suppose we’ll simply have to attend somewhat bit longer for that! It was beautiful to have the ability to spend a lot time with my household, as below regular circumstances I’d by no means have the ability to take 6 weeks off at a time, so for that I’m very grateful.

After my depart, 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, these flights are nonetheless on my roster, and I simply acquired again from Houston a few days in the past. Issues change so quickly for the time being – I may have one roster at first of the month and one thing fully completely different by the top. Fingers crossed nothing modifications this month as I’m tremendous comfortable to have so many flying hours.

I’ll do my greatest to maintain updating right here, nonetheless my regular layovers aren’t any extra, and I’m positive no one is especially fascinated by realizing which Netflix sequence I spend my layovers watching and what I order from room service! If there’s something you’d like me to jot down about on right here, remember to depart a remark beneath. Thanks for sticking with me!

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