September Roster | The Dubai Diaries

Right here I’m again once more with one other roster submit. Slowly however absolutely they’re beginning to get a bit extra fascinating, with greater than a few flights per thirty days. I can’t watch for issues to return to how they have been pre-covid (my wage is crying out for 100 flying hours!) however for now I’m blissful to have some layovers, particularly some the place we will exit and discover once more.

For those who 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 printed, 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 changed into a 48 hour layover!

As a substitute I obtained given a Perth flight which I used to be proud of, because it meant a superb quantity of flying hours. It was a disgrace we have been trapped contained in the lodge room throughout 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 modifications!) 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 a couple of “can use” days – mainly reserve days the place I discovered day by day at 6pm if I’ll have a flight or not.  Almost certainly 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 nerve-racking flights I’ve finished in years and a really lengthy day, so I used to be very blissful to have the ability to swap it for an additional journey to Tunis, the place I can hopefully benefit from the lodge pool and get some sunshine!

After that could 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 sure that to benefit from the lodge (which we aren’t allowed to go away) and benefit from the pool there. Fingers crossed for good climate!

Following on from that could 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 meanwhile I’m undecided what the state of affairs is and wether I’ll have the ability to go away the lodge or not.

Then I’ve a turnaround to Chennai and again, not my favorite timing because it’s by means of the evening. I’m positive I’ll be ingesting plenty of 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 capable of function to among the German locations as they required sure vaccines. I used to be initially vaccinated with Sinopharm again in February when it was supplied to everybody at Emirates. Since then 6 months handed and I used to be capable of get each doses of the Pfizer vaccine which suggests I can now function sure locations. Let’s simply hope that it means issues may 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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