Sunday, 26 July 2009

June Crew Rosta.

When you have had your month of 'Standby', you start to go up in the Crew bidding process again. So in June 2009 it was a case of 'bottom bid', so she did not bother to put any bids in.
Consequently her rota was a bit uninspiring this month. It started out well with a visit to Perth, Australia. She has visited Perth before, and on that occasion went on an open top bus city tour. Unfortunately this time it was raining and she was not feeling well, so I think it was just a tour of Australian TV? She was due to go to Birmingham, England, but swapped it for a Manchester so that she could see us prior to our Botswana trip. The new Air Emirates Cabin Crew Uniform had been issued to all crew. It had just been worn by the A380 crew up till now. So it was nice to see the new look. The changes are subtle but make a big difference to the overall look. The material now has a thin red stripe in it. The jacket and skirt are slightly more fitted, the blouse has a red piping on it, the skirt now has red kick pleats, to match the red shoes and bag.
She only had 36 hours break before doing another Manchester visit on the day we left for Botswana. We had a quick meeting with her at Manchester Airport just prior to us getting our BA flight to London, she then got the train into Manchester to get some 'Wellies'?
Back in Dubai, she had three turnarounds to India before starting some annual leave, attending a Festival where the aforementioned Wellies came in handy!