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 may think about, I’ve not been flying very a lot. Slowly issues are beginning to decide up and I’m seeing an increasing number of flights on my roster, however since we’re nonetheless not allowed to depart the lodge on our layovers, I don’t have a complete lot to replace you on!
Flights are regularly 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 superb signal, and I’m hopefully that finally issues will get again to regular. Let me inform you, 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 a couple of 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 every thing goes to plan and no flights get eliminated (fingers crossed!) in Could 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 truly fairly excited once I obtained my roster, as while I’ve been flying a good quantity the previous few months, that is the busiest roster I’ve seen because the pandemic!
Beginning off with a visit to New York, one in every 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 manner. This can be a good afternoon departure which implies I don’t must stand up too early, pretty!
Then I’ve a cargo flight to Hamburg. I’ve carried out a few cargo journeys – they’re nice enjoyable because it’s one thing very completely different to what we often do. The entire 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 but it surely’s nonetheless completely different to a traditional flight. I’ve a layover there though as soon as once more I received’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 Obligation 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 manner. 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 will’t depart the lodge that I’ll a minimum of be capable of 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, today I’m blissful to get as many flying hours as I can.
Journey definitely isn’t anyplace near being again to pre-pandemic occasions, and realistically I don’t suppose anybody is aware of when will probably be. I do know I’m fortunate to nonetheless have my job, as so a lot of my buddies and colleagues sadly have been made redundant this previous 12 months, and I’m grateful for that daily. For now, I’m making an attempt to get out and luxuriate 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 outdoor) most issues akin to eating places, outlets and gymnasiums have been open for some time.
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