19 June 2013

One day (off) in a life of a cabin crew :)

This is my third try of writing a post on this subject! I don't know how you people expect me to explain it to you easily :P
Ok, let's try one more time... :)

First of all I don't even know when that one day starts? At midnight? From when I open my eyes and wake up? Does that includes coming from a flight at 6am and sleeping untill 11am or 2pm or...and then being awake 'till 3 in the morning? What kind of a day are you interested in knowing about?
I'll try to describe to you one proper day off.


Like to wake up around 10am, maybe 11, if I'm lucky to sleep well and then it depends what kind of mood I'm in, maybe I'll go to the pool, maybe I'll go to head quarters if there's something I have to do there, maybe I'll go to one of the malls, or I would just stay home doing laundry, being lazy thinking how it would be great to go to the gym (but I skip that thought very quickly :p) and wait for Adri or other girls to wake up so we do something together, or we just make lunch and spend a day in front of TV.
Time passes so fast here it's unbelievable, sometimes I ask myself where did that day just go?!
Malls are so huge and to go there and get back takes time, traffic can be awful... Doing laundry, cleaning your home and making yourself spa treatments (or actually going for one) and there you go, it's already evening! That's just crazy! :)

What if we decide to go out, or you have a night flight and you can't sleep before it, your day can easily turn from a 24hours day to a 48hours one, you forget when you slept or ate last time...


This post is just impossible :) Every day is different but sometimes, somehow is the same! Does it make any sense?
Sometimes when I'm feeling down I spend a day in my appartment reading a book, watching movies, texting with my friends back home... Sometimes we go to the beach, sometimes we visit each others at our homes or sometimes we meet out for a drink, lunch, dinner. Sometimes we go treat ourselves with a little shopping. Sometimes we start drinking early and end up somewhere without planning it :) Sometimes we make so much food (read: during PMS :) ) and we just eat, talk, gossip, watch tv, cry over some love movies or spend time on each computers :D


Let's put it like this - what do you do during weekends? When you have your days off? It's the same thing, you enjoy it doing whatever you feel like doing at that time :) The only difference is that here the same people are your friends AND family so everything you do you do with them!
A few days ago we made a decission - if I'm off and one of my girls is flying somewhere nice I'll just buy a ticket and go with her for a day! And the other way around! That's how we'll visit more destinations and spend more quality time together :) Have some great layovers without working on that specific flight :D
Starting next month, just waiting for the rosters to come out! :)


Oh my... I still didn't say anything interesting to you, and I feel like this is far from the answer you were looking for :)
Alright T, concentrate!
My day yesterday started at 11am, I woke up and went to Madina mall for some groceries and a pharmacy but then I saw a big big red sign saying 'SALE', actually a lot of those signs in a perfume shop where Adri and me always buy them (we get big discounts as well cause we always buy more than one and because the mall is in the middle of nowehere so they are trying to attract people to the mall by downsizing prices). The guy recognized me immediately so I ended up with 3 again, 2 for me and 1 for my baby bro :)
Wanna know the discount prices? Juicy couture 100ml, usually costs around 450-470 dirhams (close to 100euros) but now it is 115 dirhams, which is around 23euros! Enough said! :)


Groceries shopping after that was pretty poor cause I was like "I don't really need this, I will survive without this, this is not really healthy at all..." (looking at my new perfumes) :))

Bought some fish for lunch for Miss M and me but then she called to come at her place for some coffee with her girls, so we spent a few hours sitting, chit-chatting... Later afternoon I made that fish for a late lunch, Miss M went to prepare herself for a Mauritius flight and I cleaned my room a little bit, did my nails, shower, all of that, watched a movie, started writing this, some whatsapping with my friends and read a book before sleep, and that was my day, that was my tuesday :)

Didn't look exactly like this but close enoug for the first time :))

Today is my rest day which means I have a night flight (to Frankfurt) and at 2am I have to be at the briefing so I woke up early this morning to make myslef sleepy before the flight and hopefully to fall asleep before work, packed my suitcase, went to the pool for and hour or 2, and now I'm going to cook something... Crazy interesting! :p
But...better now? Enough details? :)
Not much and yet it was a good day, or two... :)


Maybe I should've pick some other day to write this and to describe it but after all during these few days off I had, I found the time to do almost everything from this list! :)
How did you spend yours? ;)

Have yourself a beautiful day! :)
 
U2 - Beautiful day
 

34 comments:

  1. finnally you inspiured yoursef!
    thanks for the post it was clear enough for me to even desire more the cabin crew life!
    xx

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    1. I hope you'll join us here one day! ;)

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  2. in my view days off are just weekends, spread across all days of the week.
    But still awesome as fuck!
    Love your inspired/bit confused/ crazy/ random post, do more like this! :b
    xx from england

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    1. Exactly! same as normal weekends just sometimes few days in a row, sometimes is just one or 2... :)
      Thanx :))

      xx

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  3. oh damn, i need to go to dubai for shopping? juicy couture at 23euros? is that even legal?
    you are so lucky! :o
    ahah keep posting tea! kisses

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    1. I could make some business out of it hahaha :))

      kisses!

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  4. nice post! really living life in dubai han?
    best wishes, Johanna

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    1. it could be even more interesting if i'm not too lazy due to living so far from everything, but that will change hopefully soon :))
      kisses!

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  5. Love this post! I would love to see you write a post on the day in a life of a cabin crew on the job. What are your duties on board? Do and where on board do you get sleep? Do Emirates cabin crew get to walk through the terminal at Dubai, and enjoy the duty free shopping? Some photos in this post would be lovely. Would love to know more about the job! Do you get tired?

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    1. I thought that someone will express this wish so I prepared one about that as well :)) but with your questions I'll just expand it a little bit ;) soon :)
      but photos...hardly but I'll see what can I do ;)

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  6. Love your blog, and I admire you as a person! Would love to meet you one day, as a frequent flyer with Emirates, hope to run into you and meet you on a future flight of mine. Sally, from Australia :)

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    1. Ohhh, thank You! I would love to meet one of my readers on a flight as well that would be awesome! :))) next time when you're flying with emorates let me know and I'll see what can I do about that ;)

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    2. I'm flying with Emirates to Europe from Sydney via Bangkok and Dubai, in September. All of my flights including my return flights, except for the EK419 service will be operated by an A380, and you are not A380 trained, so the only chance I have is to see you on EK419, however you might get A380 trained by then!

      I dont want to give all the details on the blog here on public view. :)

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    3. Oh, a380, i won't be trained for it by then for sure, but who knows maybe i'll be on this last one :)) anyway, give me details in a mssg on this page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Come-fly-with-me/153189184862196?ref=hl so i know the exact timings? ;))

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  7. Your blog is amazingggggg!!!!!!!! :D

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  8. Very nice post! kisses and hugs from New Zealand! <3

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    1. completely lost but glad you guys like it hehe :)

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  9. ahah confusing but still a good post!
    i wanna hear from you soon girl! :)
    xxx :)

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    1. yes totally confusing hahaha but if you understood at least something that's just great :))
      soon soon, for sure ;)

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  10. Funny post, though it was a bit clarifying and amazing song in the end! :D
    I am getting each day more of a fan of you princess t!
    Keep them posts coming

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    1. I have every intention of doing so :)
      Thank you for that! :)
      xx

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  11. Can't wait for the next post! :)
    And I am already following your best friend's blog, it is very good indeed and in cabin crew blogs you definitely are the best!
    Kisses from Spain

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    1. Oh that's nice to hear hehe, and thank you so much :))
      Trying to prepare the next one but i keep beeing distracted with some pool parties and clubbing, uf uf :))
      Kisses!

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  12. I have a curious and a bit personal question to make you. Does the cabin crew life interfer with relationships or marriage?
    Do u have a boyf or husband, (or gf or woman) and how do youm deal with the distance, is there a lot of time to meet each other? Do you think relationships can survive cabin crew life?
    Thanks for blogging, you do it very well! And I am indeed very excited for new post, and i will for sure show this amazing blog to my friends!
    Greetings, from João, SP Brazil

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    1. Obrigada! So much :)
      Let's see if I can answer it so it makes sense :))
      I don't have a relationship here, so I'm not sure about that but the things I can see... Of course it interferes in your love life, in both cases if your partner is cabin crew as well or he/she works on ground, 'normal' job.
      It can be difficult to catch each other, cause we don't have weekends, when we are off they might not be, you can go out any day of the week they can't and so on, but the positive part of having someone who is not cabin crew is that you always have someone to go to bed with in normal hours, someone who knows exactly when he has the time for you, and all the other normal stuff you start to miss. :)
      If your partner is cabin crew as well that means you might not see each other for days or weeks, depends on your rosters, and lots of people don't find these relationships serious (read - they sleep with whoever they can but still they have bf or gf someweher) :) but then again if it's a normal relationship you can always swap your flights to fly together, you can go away for your days off cause you both have discounts on the tickets and so on and on...
      If you have someone in another country it doesn't have to be a bad thing, you can fly there often if you just try, if you're married your wife or husband can come to dubai to live with you, find a job, the company is great about that!
      Everything has its own pro's and con's ;)
      Don't know what to say more, have to try it to be able to judge. I was always saying that i don't believe in realtionships in this line of work (meeting someone here and now), cause of more bad things i saw people do to their 'loved' ones than good.
      Anyway... everything is possible if you make an effort! You just have to find someone who is willing to do that as much as you are, easy as that, right? :p

      Hope i answered your question clearly enough ;)

      Beijo!

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