November Roster + Sightseeing

For crew, roster night is sort of reminiscent of Christmas Eve, where you know that in a few hours you’ll be opening up something with sheer excitement and not having a clue what you’re going to get, even if you have asked. In our cases, that something is opening up our intranet page, logging in, clicking on roster, and refreshing the page for about 2 hours until it finally reveals what the month ahead has in store. It can either be the happiness day of your life, or you wonder why you bother. Needless to say, I have got one cracking roster coming up.

So, where am I heading in November? (* =  New Destination )

  • Prague, Czech Republic*
  • Luxemburg ( Turnaround )
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Tel Aviv, Israel*
  • Stuttgart, Germany ( Turnaround )
  • Las Vegas, USA
  • Chicago, USA
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Manchester, UK ( Turnaround )

I will be ticking off two more countries this month, as well as covering 40,000 miles over 4 regions.

I was asked by a lovely follower of mine about how much sightseeing I can realistically do on a layover, and what I do. First of all, I tend to base my plans on whether or not I’ve been there before, and is it a requested flight. If so, I will make plans for that particular destination, and I try to stick to a plan since I want to make every minute count where possible I know in November that I will be ensuring that I make the time and effort to explore Tel Aviv, or in this case Bethlehem. I also gauge it on the day based on my tiredness levels. It can be quite difficult at times to not get carried away with feeling like you have to see everything, and do everything when you’re exhausted. It’s something that has taken me a few months to get my head around, but I have to get myself into this mentality that I am not on holiday, even though I am somewhere wonderful, and have so much to discover. I am there for work. I need to be well rested for my duty, and sometimes you have to make a call whether or not to relax, or to head out and explore. Let’s take my flight to Prague as an example. I haven’t been to Prague yet, and I am dying to go, however I land at 22:20, and will probably be at my hotel and in bed for around midnight. I have to be ready for my flight back to London at 9:45. In reality, even though I am somewhere new, I don’t have sufficient time to really head out and explore, not without comprising my rest time. In this case, I would rather make sure that I have had enough sleep, hit the gym, and ate properly, rather than feeling like I have to rush around a city that I am likely to fly back to, all for the sake of saying that I’ve been. I could have a quick gander in the morning , and grab a coffee and cake, but as far as sightseeing goes, not today!

I have a lot that I want to answer, and rather than doing one big post on it, and being vague. I want to answer your questions with some detail, rather than brushing over a topic quickly. I have so much that I want to share, and it really does make my day when I get messages to say how much my content is appreciated, and how I’ve encouraged someone in some way to apply for Cabin Crew, or to book a trip to somewhere that I love. It really does amaze me, and thank you so much. Make sure you follow me on social media to keep track of my travels and what I am doing.

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