Ambient Austria

After swapping a couple of my flights I was able to join my parents on their annual January ski trip to Austria. Landing from Birmingham just after midnight, I whizzed straight over to the airport hoping to catch the very full looking 3:30am flight to Munich. I managed to squeeze the last seat on the…

January 2019 Roster

To say this was my top bid month, I was quite disappointed to not have even received one thing I asked for. I’ve used all three swaps already to help me do the things I wanted to do in January so it’s not looking like the most exciting month for me. Anyway, in January I…

Mild Madrid

Apologies for the delay on this post, Christmas, my Birthday and New Years Eve got in the way, so Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to everyone reading! I hope it’s a great one for you, and one full of new destinations for myself. My final layover before Christmas break was to Madrid,…

A Super Special Stansted

I swapped my trip to Prague for a special trip to one of our new destinations in the UK which is Stansted. Usually I wouldnโ€™t swap a nice European layover for a London flight but this one was an extra flight where we would be deadheading on the way to London Stansted as we were…

La La Land

I’d tried to swap this flight for one to New York, but who doesn’t want to go to New York at Christmas time? So it was on with a sixteen and a half hour flight to Los Angeles for me. Leaving Dubai at 8:45am, we arrived at lunch time into LAX International Airport. After getting…

Dubai Life: Leisurely Lunching

It’s not often I write on Dubai and one of my favourite things to do on my days off is eat lunch. If you hadn’t guessed it by now, I’m a real foodie so I thought I’d compile a list of quirky, picturesque lunch stops that either serve great food, great coffee or have an…

Cold, Cold Canada

I swapped my trip to Accra for one to Toronto, albeit a 24 hour layover, but it had been a long time since I was last in Toronto. Flying out of Dubai at 03:45am, it was 14 hours over to Toronto Pearson International Airport landing just before 9am. By the time I got across to…

December 2018 Roster

I can’t quite believe I’m writing this, the final roster of 2018 is here? Where on earth has this year gone?! It doesn’t feel like five minutes ago since I was on my way to work for the first flight of the year headed to Hong Kong. There’s always a certain amount of nerves surrounding…

A Merry Little Manchester

It’s not often I write on Manchester as I usually go home, but with my parents away on holiday and my sister at uni, I had decided to stay in Manchester. It also coincided with my friends birthday perfectly and she had taken the day off work, so we decided to go for afternoon tea…

Spectacular South Africa

Bringing me back from my leave was a trip to Cape Town, which is a favourite destination of mine and one that I had been looking forward to since I saw it on my November roster. We flew out of Dubai International Airport at 4am and landed 9 hours 30 minutes later into South Africa…