Whats up from Dubai!
As you might have seen, it’s been fairly quiet over right here on The Dubai Diaries. I’m certain I don’t want to say why, however as you’ll be able to think about the aviation trade has been impacted vastly by the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m very lucky to nonetheless have a job, not like a lot of my associates and colleagues who’ve sadly been made redundant. Nonetheless, compared to my typical busy rosters, I’ve hardly been flying since March, though slowly issues are beginning to choose again up slightly. That’s to not say extra redundancies received’t occur; at this level it appears no person is aware of when the airline trade will get better. 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 in the meanwhile that’s sadly not attainable. We’ve got been instructed to stay in our resort always on layovers, which often could be the very last thing I might do when arriving at a brand new vacation spot! However, I’m completely happy 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 whole between April – August. (Usually I might common 8-10 flights monthly!).
The corporate was 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 journey house to stick with mother and father. Mixed with 10 days regular annual go away originally of October, I used to be additionally in a position to go to my sister in Valencia. Our plan had been to go to Colombia, however I suppose we’ll simply have to attend slightly bit longer for that! It was beautiful to have the ability to spend a lot time with my household, as underneath regular circumstances I might by no means have the ability to take 6 weeks off at a time, so for that I’m very grateful.
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, these flights are nonetheless on my roster, and I simply obtained again from Houston a few days in the past. Issues change so quickly in the meanwhile – I might have one roster originally of the month and one thing fully completely different by the tip. Fingers crossed nothing adjustments this month as I’m tremendous completely happy to have so many flying hours.
I’ll do my finest to maintain updating right here, nevertheless my regular layovers aren’t any extra, and I’m certain no person is especially interested by understanding which Netflix collection 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, make sure you go away a remark beneath. Thanks for sticking with me!