Final Festive Feels In Frankfurt

A new destination for myself and one I was looking forward to. I was going to be ticking off the final Emirates destination in Germany with the city of Frankfurt. A nice and easy 6 hours over to Frankfurt Am Main Flughafen where we landed in the evening. However, after landing when we got on the bus to the hotel, we were informed our layover could be cut drastically short. Due to the adverse weather conditions in New York there would potentially be a flight diversion to Frankfurt and sadly, it would be us that would be taking the aircraft back to Dubai early doors. We just had to wait a few hours for confirmation of whether or not this would happen. So all dreams of crew steins in the hotel whilst we ate dinner had vanished, but a few of us still agreed to meet downstairs for something to eat whilst we awaited our fate.


I tucked into wiener schnitzel with fried potatoes and salad whilst the captain stayed in touch with air traffic management back in Dubai.


An hour or so later, we finally got the call that we could be staying in Frankfurt as per our normal schedule, happy days! And we all celebrated with a beverage before we headed off to bed one by one.


The next morning I set my alarm for 9am to go and explore the city, but I was SO tired that I actually snoozed for an hour more before I finally dragged myself out of bed and got changed to go and do a little solo sight seeing. The rain had put off other crew members joining me, but it didn’t stop me and I took the train to the Old Town for €4.90.


Jumping off the train the weather had cleared up and it was a wonderfully crisp and clear day as I sauntered through the streets in the direction of the Fountain of Justice.

Unfortunately the fountain was under construction sadly, but the surroundings were very quaint and a large Christmas tree with sparkling lights was still up giving me those final festive feels!


I walked along the River Main and up across a bridge to get a view of the city. It was a pretty little bridge and people had began to attach locks on it like the Pont Des Arts in Paris, it looked very pretty with the backdrop of the church in the background.


As I missed breakfast in the hotel, I was feeling rather peckish now and looked for a brunch spot where I could people watch.  As I wandered down the main shopping street I came across a little cafe and ordered myself a tomato and feta omelette with a latte and a croissant. The food was great and filled a spot whilst I Skyped my parents. With our wake up call being in a few hours, I paid the bill and walked back in the direction of the station.


A brisk trip into the city, but I’m just appreciating the fact that we actually got to stay and our layover wasn’t cut short! But that’s the life of cabin crew and you never know what could happen. A lovely city that I would be very happy to return to and I had a great crew that made the trip that much better too!


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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Zac says:

    Thanks Jessica, this was a really great insight into the life of airline crew. How long are your layovers usually? Bet you’ve seen some amazing places


    1. Hi Zac, glad you found my post insightful! Our layovers are usually 24 hours for most of our destinations, our American flights are around 48 hours and we have some 3 day and 5 day trips too! I’ve managed 54 countries so far, so I can’t complain! 🙂

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      1. Zac says:

        Wowee 54 countries that’s crazy. We’re travelling right now – I bet it’s such a different experience the way you’re doing it, but so rewarding too! Are you always with the same crew?


        1. We have a different crew that we meet for the first time every time we go to work! It’s a rare occurrence when you fly with the same person twice!

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          1. Zac says:

            Oh wow, I guess that makes for dozens of travel buddies though! Sounds like a real interesting lifestyle


  2. Grandma Myra says:

    I so enjoyed reading about your stop over in Frankfurt Jess ! a most enjoyable tour ….you always make the most , of a new location you lots xx Grandma Myra ❤❤

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