January’s Roster + Recurrent

It’s my favourite time of the month! Roster day! Just in time for Christmas as well. So, where will the New Year be taking me?

(*= New Destination **= New Country)

  • Recurrent Training (PASSED!)
  • Düsseldorf/DUS, Germany 🇩🇪
  • Chicago/ORD, USA 🇺🇸
  • Tel Aviv/TLV, Israel 🇮🇱
  • Transforming Club World training
  • Vancouver/YVR, Canada 🇨🇦
  • Toronto/YYZ, Canada 🇨🇦

I am hoping to swap a couple of places to hopefully check out another city in the USA, or a 3 day Euro Tour since I have been to both PHL and ORD plenty. Maybe I’ll talk about trip swaps in another blog.

What is a recurrent?

It is a annual exam to make sure that we are up to standard with regards to Safety and Emergency procedures on board all types of aircraft that we are trained on. In my case I must demonstrate that my knowledge is current for the A319/20/21,B777 and the B747, and in aviation medicine too. Given the nature of the role that we do in the air and on the ground, it something we MUST pass to continue to fly. Every 3 years we have to do redo the fire training and every 5 years we have to retake our attestation which is our license to fly. Our real wings if you think of it that way.

I also have service training for the BRAND new Club World service, which I am very excited about (it may have something to do with the wine and cheese tasting). British Airways has invested £400m in transforming our most popular cabin, and it looks AMAZING. We have  brand new catering which has taken quite the jump, everything is hand run, more personal, and the table wear is stunning.  This cabin has HAD A SERIOUS UPGRADE and it really is a product to be proud of.

You can take a look at the new service in Club World right here, but in the meantime I  still have some jetsetting to do before January and training.

I wish you all a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Disclaimer: All posts are of my own personal view and opinion, and do not reflect or represent the views of my employer. I do ask that any one working in the media contact the correct department for the company I work for should they have any questions.

4 thoughts on “January’s Roster + Recurrent

  1. Hi. Taking my wife to NYC for her Xmas present (her first time, not mine) and wondering about some new tips of restaurants, activities… (I’ve not been since 2004 – flights in June with Virgin… Sorry!).

  2. Thank you so much for bringing a bit of your world to us. Almost by a massive amount, the fine folks at BA are always happy to share their working lives with us on Twitter and through blogs.

    Happy holidays to you, and thanks again!

    Chris Van Veen (ChrisNH)
    Brookline, New Hampshire

  3. I found your blog through your Instagram page. It’s fantastic: you speak with passion and great knowkedge. You’ve got an excellent writing style too. Looking forward to reading future posts.

    Happy New Year!

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