Right here I’m again once more with one other roster submit. Slowly however certainly they’re beginning to get just a little extra fascinating, with greater than a few flights monthly. I can’t watch for issues to return to how they had been pre-covid (my wage is crying out for 100 flying hours!) however for now I’m completely happy to have some layovers, particularly some the place we are able to exit and discover once more.
Should you noticed my roster submit final month, I solely ended up doing 2 of the unique flights I used to be rostered. The Cape City flight I had was cancelled pretty shortly after the roster was revealed, after which I used to be additionally faraway from the Dammam and Kabul flights. Glasgow was additionally eliminated as a result of my Tunis layover was a 48 hour layover!
As an alternative I obtained given a Perth flight which I used to be pleased with, because it meant a superb quantity of flying hours. It was a disgrace we had been trapped contained in the resort room at some stage in the keep, however sadly that’s the requirement from the Australian authorities.
On the finish of the month I used to be additionally placed on a Düsseldorf flight which was a pleasant and simple journey, and a great way to herald September. This month (if nothing adjustments!) I’ll be heading off to:
- TUN – Tunis, Tunisia
- SEZ – Mahé Island, Seychelles
- CKY-DSS – Conakry, Giunea & Dakar, Senegal
- MAA – Chennai, India (turnaround)
- DUS – Düsseldorf, Germany
As you’ll be able to see, some repeats from August!
I nonetheless have just a few “can use” days – mainly reserve days the place I came upon daily at 6pm if I’ll have a flight or not. Probably these will flip to days off, however I wouldn’t thoughts getting one other flight simply so as to add in some extra hours.
My first rostered flight is to Tunis – funnily sufficient this was really an Istanbul turnaround like I did final month, however I swapped it for a layover. The Istanbul was one of many busiest and most annoying flights I’ve achieved in years and a really lengthy day, so I used to be very completely happy to have the ability to swap it for an additional journey to Tunis, the place I can hopefully take advantage of the resort pool and get some sunshine!
After that may be a journey to the Seychelles, which I’m very a lot wanting ahead to. Sadly it’s solely a 15 hour layover, so I’ll be certain that to take advantage of the resort (which we aren’t allowed to go away) and benefit from the pool there. Fingers crossed for good climate!
Following on from that may be a multi-sector journey to Conakry and Dakar. This gained’t be my first time visiting – you’ll be able to examine my earlier journey in 2017 to Conakry right here and Dakar right here. Sadly this time there’s no layover in Conakry, however we’ll have 24 hours in Dakar. In the intervening time I’m undecided what the state of affairs is and wether I’ll be capable to depart the resort or not.
Then I’ve a turnaround to Chennai and again, not my favorite timing because it’s by means of the night time. I’m certain I’ll be ingesting numerous espresso on that flight!
Final up is one other layover to Düsseldorf. Funnily sufficient I’ve simply obtained again from there – beforehand I wasn’t in a position to function to a number of the German locations as they required sure vaccines. I used to be initially vaccinated with Sinopharm again in February when it was provided to everybody at Emirates. Since then 6 months handed and I used to be in a position to get each doses of the Pfizer vaccine which suggests I can now function sure locations. Let’s simply hope that it means issues would possibly return to regular sometime quickly! (I really feel like I’ve been saying that for months now…)
Anyway, that’s my roster for this month – I can’t consider we’re already practically in 2022!
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