An exciting change for December, after a week of training I am now officially a business class crew member. I’m excited for a new change, a little apprehensive nonetheless, it feels like I’m taking on a new job but here is where I’ll be heading to in December…
JFK – New York, USA Layover
DME – Moscow, Russia Layover
LOS – Lagos, Nigeria Layover
ISB – Islamabad, Pakistan Turn Around
KWI – Kuwait Turn Around
BUD – Budapest, Hungary Layover
JNB – Johannesburg, South Africa Layover
MAN – Manchester, UK Layover
Kicking off the month is a flight to one of my all time favourite destinations New York City. I actually bid for this flight as for many years now I have been trying to get to New York in December to see the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree. I was so excited when I finally saw this trip, and then all excitement came crashing down when they don’t actually light the tree until December 4th, and I am there December 2nd. SO CLOSE, yet so far away. So I’m going to try and have as much of a festive day as possible for my short but sweet twenty four hours in the big apple.
After this is a flight to Moscow, it’s been a while since I was last in Russia. I did actually bid for our other Russian destination St Petersburg but got the opposite instead. I’m trying to swap this as I’ve been to Moscow twice before already and it will be insanely cold this time of year. However, if not I’m hoping there will be a nice Christmas market to explore!
Back to back with this is a layover to Lagos in Nigeria, it is a new destination for me but I want to swap this for a layover home so that I can attend a funeral if possible.
Following on from here I have two turn arounds to Pakistan and Kuwait, which I always prefer when they put my turn arounds of the month together. Before heading off to a brand new country finally!! It’s been a while since I visited somewhere new and I’m so excited to be finally visiting Budapest in Hungary, which will be country seventy one for me. So if anyone has any recommendations, please do let me know.
After this is a flight to Johannesburg in South Africa. I originally had a flight to Frankfurt in Germany, however this swap is over Christmas and I am now going to be back very late Christmas Eve but this means I can now fly home for Christmas as I’ve managed a couple days off. So I’m SO excited for this. I’ll be spending Christmas in London this year which will make a nice change!
And my final flight of 2019 will be a layover in Manchester. I originally had a layover in Munich, but I swapped for this Manchester which leaves a day later and will have me flying for a layover at home for my birthday! A very first for me flying on my birthday, but it will be exciting to bring in my 26th year with my family and friends at home.
As for New Years Eve, I’m going to be in Dubai which will be nice. We just have to wait for those January rosters as to whether or not I can go out and celebrate! And that wraps up 2019! Where on earth has this year gone?! It’s been such an exciting year for me for sure, a few new countries visited, my first time solo travelling, moving apartments in Dubai and a promotion at work. Here’s hoping 2020 can top 2019, it’ll be hard to that’s for sure!
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