Jordan, Malaysia, India, Switzerland…

4 Feb

So these are some of the places that have been put on my roster ….. yes, my very first flight is happening in 5 days time!! I’ll be flying a turnaround to Amman, Jordan, which is about a 4 hour flight from Dubai. I’m guessing it will be pretty tiring as we about 2 hours or so there, then come straight back the same day. After that I have a week of “can use” – basically where I will be sitting at home waiting to hear whether or not I have a flight!
And after that…some exciting destinations! I have a layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which I am so excited about, as well as a turnaround to Chennai, India, and another layover in Zurich at the end of the month!

I can’t believe how quickly time flies; in only 2 days I will have finally finished my training. Sometimes it feels like I have been in training college forever, and then I realise I have only actually been here for almost 8 weeks! Luckily I am still absolutely loving it and am so glad I made the decision to come!

During service training so far we have had 2 mock-up flights, one to London Heathrow and one to Ahmedabad (India), and tomorrow we have our final one to Sydney. We are split into 2 groups and take it in turns to either be crew or customers. The first time I was doing the bar cart, so I had to serve drinks to our customers, and then on the Ahmedabad I was doing pre-flight checks, boarding, welcome services, and also tea and coffee service after the meal. On our Sydney mock-up tomorrow I’ll be in the first group, serving lunch. As there are 8 of us and 8 customers, not everyone can do every part of the service, so I’m hoping I will get to do the actual meal cart to give me some practice before my first flights! After we have done our service, the crew and customers swap round, so we will be having a snack served to us and then breakfast as well! 😀

Last Thursday my dad had a quick overnight stopover in Dubai, so he came to visit my apartment for some lunch before training college which was very nice! He also brought me a bottle of wine which was consumed very quickly the next evening 😉 (Not by myself, my friends Michelle and Sally helped!). As usual we all went out at the weekend, Thursday night to Crystal and Friday night to Mahiki! Sally and I also had a quick trip to Dubai Mall on Friday, as the weather wasn’t great (windy and even a bit of rain!) so we couldn’t spend all day at the pool like we usually do. Saturday I managed to stay in bed feeling a little bit (a lot!) worse for wear and only got out to go to the door when the pizza I ordered was delivered! Ultimate lazy day, but then again these weekends where everyone is home at the same time will not be happening much once we start flying!

I’ll try and get a few pictures up soon, right now it is almost 2am and I have just had a really nice long skype session with my best friend Lucy back in England and so I am feeling very tired and ready for bed!

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5 Responses to “Jordan, Malaysia, India, Switzerland…”

  1. Richard Gould February 5, 2013 at 23:27 #

    Great to read all your news, photo’s and details of your training, really interesting. All the very best on your first trip. Lovely Greetings. Richard.

    • thedubaidiaries February 6, 2013 at 07:37 #

      Thanks so much for reading Richard! Glad you enjoyed, I’ll be writing about my first flights soon!

  2. Anonymous February 12, 2013 at 10:12 #

    Hey 🙂 can I ask you something about the airline your working with? I just wanted to know if you know if it´s possible to APPLY when you´re 20 … I would love to apply end of March to start end of 2013. (I´m already working as a flight attendant at an other airline at the moment.) At the end of 2013 (so date of joining) I would be 21.. do you think that´s ok? Have there been girls in your course which have been 20 at the time of the course? Hope you have a great time.. I´m very jealous :)!!

    • thedubaidiaries February 13, 2013 at 11:20 #

      I applied when I was 20, and they even called me to give me the job a few days before my 21st birthday! I think however they only give 6 months after your interview to join, so if you had the interview in march they would want you to join by september, if that makes sense! Good luck, let me know if you get the job 🙂

      • Anonymous February 15, 2013 at 08:51 #

        Thank you very, very much 🙂 well I guess than I´m two months too early but I´ll definitely apply a little later than 🙂 !! have a great time & hope to see you 🙂

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