Saturday, 27 August 2011

Emirates Cabin Crew Rota, May 2011. Da Vinci Walk in Paris.

With Emirates adding new routes frequently there are often new destinations popping up on the rota and on the 31st April 2011 Amsterdam was found on the Crew Roster. EK 538 leaving Dubai at 22.55 and arriving in Amsterdam at 03.05. Not really very good times from a sightseeing point of view as the flight back to Dubai was on 01 May at 04.25, so 2 night shifts really. But a few photos were taken.

 03 May 2011 = DO
04 May 2011 = DO
05 May 2011 = EK203, 02.15 DXB to JFK, have other Emirates Crew run out of USA Visas?
06 May 2011 = 11.20 JFK to Dubai.
07/08/09/10/11May = Days Off.
12 May 2011 = Turnaround to RUH.
13 May 2011= Dubai to Bangkok.
14 May 2011 = Bangkok to Dubai.
15/16/17/18 May Days Off.
19th May, should have been a KUL, but changes to a Manchester.
22 May 2011= Day off.
23 May 2011 = Leave Dubai at 11.10 arriving in Paris at 22.35.
24 May 2011, get up early leave the hotel and walk the Da Vinci walk in Paris. this walk starts at the Ritz Hotel, Walking through the classic Jardin des Tuileries, looking at the Louvre with its Glass Pyramid and ending up at the St Sulprice.


Then going to look at the padlocks on the Pont des Arts bridge and testing out a new found function on the camera! Does anyone know why and when these Lovelocks started? Time for an afternoon nap before the EK359 at 00.40 on 25 May 2011 back to Dubai.

26 May 2011 = Day Off.
then to end the month, 27th /28th May,  a flight to a place that never gets boring or dull...... Rome.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011. New Zealand.

If you’re visiting or travelling around New Zealand from the 9th September to the 23rd of October 2011 you might notice that there is a Rugby Festive taking place?
This will be the seventh IRB Rugby World Cup. The tournament has been held every 4th year since the competition was inaugurated in 1987. New Zealand and Australia hosted the 1987 competition with sixteen nations taking part, but with one rather large omission, The Springboks could not participate due to the international Sports Boycott that was in place. The All Blacks won the 1987 competition, becoming the first ever champions. The 1991 tournament was won by Australia, but it was not until 1995, when South Africa participated in the completion for the first time by both hosting the tournament and winning it, that the competition could really be considered a true reflection of World Rugby Excellence. The 1995 competition was the first one in which South Africa participated.
The fun will kick-off at Eden Park on the 9 September, when New Zealand play Tonga. Over the course of six weeks, 20 teams will play 48 matches in 12 stadiums in 11 towns and cities from one end of the country to the other. New Zealand has been preparing for this competition for a long time and visitor numbers are expected to be around 70,000. So far New Zealand have done an excellent job, I have received Fan Guides and regular information about what’s going on and now as the date gets nearer.....Things are starting to get very exiting! The match tickets have arrived and it all seem just a little more real.

It is not going to just be about rugby. As a number of festivities are planned to coincide with the Rugby World Cup. The Real New Zealand Festival is promising a countrywide programme of events taking place alongside the tournament. I received a leaflet today that gives just a taste of what will be on offer: for example The West Coast Whitebait ChallengeThe World of Wearable Art. A Celtic festive in Dunedin and one I am looking forward to a Naked Rugby Match venue TBA!  
Emirates are one of the Rugby World Cup 2011 Worldwide Partners and she got a badge today to put on her uniform, so if you are flying with them look out for the badges. 
I will be following England so will be starting off in Dunedin, and according to the information received today’ the landscapes and scenery of the South Islands East Coast are captivating. England fans will be reminded of home and find hidden food, fashion and music in ‘Celebrate Dunedin’'. It all sounds rather Scottish as opposed to English, but it will be great and I am getting ready for it.....but will someone please tell me what happens if the All Blacks don’t win?

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Get ready for reporting from New Zealand as its almost time for The IRB Rugby World Cup 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011 will start in;

And I will be Blogging from the event so this blog will turn into a Travel / Rugby / Emirates / New Zealand Travel blog from the 7th September 2011 to the 1st of November 2011. I will try to be fair and unbiased by can guarantee an English Rugby slant to the blog!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Air Emirates Cabin Crew Roster. May 2011, (UK, USA & Africa.)

May 2011 ended with the long trip back from LA, the next 3 days off were needed to recover. Emirates seem to want to give out a USA trip at least once a month at the moment.

01-SUN Day Off.
02-MON Day Off
03-TUE Day Off
04-WED EK 029 DXB -LHR 14:20:05-THU EK 030 LHR –DXB. This was changed to a Manchester.
06-FRI & 07-SAT Day Off
08-SUN EK 011 DXB- LGW.09-MON EK 012 LGW-DXB. This was changed to a Manchester.
10-TUE Day Off
11-WED EK 039 DXB 08:05 BHX
12-THU EK 040 BHX 14:15 DXB. Shopping in Birmingham.
13-FRI, 14-SAT Day Off, 15-SUN Day Off .
17-TUE EK 203 DXB 02:15 JFK 07:55. New York, New York!
18-WED EK 204 JFK 11:20 DXB
20-FRI Day Off
21-SAT Day Off
22-SUN an early start at 06:55 on EK 723 from  Dubai to Addis Ababa, then on at 12:45 to Entebbe. Overnight in Entebbe, with a quick strole around to take a few photos:

23 May 2011-MON at check in for 15:30 EK 724 from EBB at 16:15 arrive ADD 18:20, Then leave ADD at 19:35 and get into Dubai at 01:15. Not bad times.  
25-WED , Day off.
26-THU a turnaround to Damman. To end the month with turnarounds to Ahmedabad x 2, and Muscat.