New YouTube Video: Skydiving in Auckland, New Zealand

While I eagerly await the delivery of my home YouTube studio set-up, I thought I’d edit and share some old video footage with you guys!

This was taken in Auckland, New Zealand during my first time skydiving! I loved the whole experience and would do it again in a heartbeat despite the awkward facial expressions you make when you free fall.

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Youtube Channel: Update

Well, reserve month has been a bit busier than planned! I had hoped to create a few videos for you guys but I haven’t been able to find the time. While I hope for a few days off to get started on them, I thought I’d share this video produced by my friend Alyssa back in February.

We had originally created this video as a small project where I discuss what it’s like to be Cabin Crew with Emirates and to be able to share my travels with the world.

Alyssa produces tons of amazing travel videos. Check her out on YouTube!

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Passenger Stories: Finding inspiration en route to LGW

Flights to the United Kingdom from Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be difficult for Cabin Crew. These flights are usually overbooked and busy, so we end up running up and down the cabin from take-off to touch down.

When I joined Emirates, my Nujoum promise (service goal within the company) was to make each of my flights special for at least one of our customers, and on my recent flight to LGW I met a lovely girl who we just had to go the extra mile for! I’ll refer to her as Emelia for this story.

My colleague and I were walking around the cabin taking polaroid pictures of some of our young flyers when we met. I always carry a children’s cabin crew and captain’s hat in my cabin bag as well as some stickers and colouring pages, and happened to have these items on board with me when she introduced herself.

Emelia saw the Captain’s hat in my hand and mentioned to us that she was a cadet. She also shared with us that she got to fly her first airplane for her 14th birthday, which had just passed a few days before. I was a cadet myself for a short period of time when I was younger, so I knew that we had to do something special for her.

There aren’t a lot of female pilots. In fact, only 3% of commercial airline pilots worldwide are female and only 450 of them have achieved the rank of Captain. Hearing about how much she enjoyed flying made me want to keep her inspired.

After our encounter, I went to the flight deck to speak to our flight crew and arranged to have them meet Emelia on ground when the plane had landed and all of our customers had disembarked. This gave her the chance to ask them any questions that she had about the job as well as to give her a small glimpse of her potential future office. As a keepsake, we presented her with some Emirates stickers and a card signed by the Captain, First Officer and some of the Cabin Crew with some words of encouragement.

“That was the best flight ever!” she said as she left the aircraft with a huge smile on her face.

Yes the jet lag can be horrible, flights can be busy and layovers could always be longer…but this is one of the reasons why I love what I get to do everyday.

It doesn’t take much to make someones day. Please keep that in mind, wherever you go!

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September Roster (2017)

Photo by Nimalan Rudrakumaran.

My reserve month will carry on for the first two weeks of September, so I’m still not entirely sure where I’ll be going then. What I do know is that after this time, I’m rostered to fly to:

  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.A 🇺🇸 (from reserve month)
  • Casablanca, Morocco 🇲🇦 *
  • Hong Kong 🇭🇰
  • Johannesburg, South Africa 🇿🇦
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Turnaround) 🇸🇦
  • Chennai, India (Turnaround) 🇮🇳
  • Kingdom of Bahrain (Turnaround) 🇧🇭

* = New Destination

…unless I’m able to swap (trade flights) with my colleagues. I have a lot of turnarounds this month, so we’ll see what happens! Fingers crossed, of course.

Update: Some of my swaps were accepted and I’m now off to Cassablanca, Morroco 🇲🇦and Johannesburg, South Africa 🇿🇦 instead of Birmingham, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 and London, England! 🇬🇧 My Hyderabad, India 🇮🇳 turnaround also turned into can-use reserve, so more flights may be added or taken away!

Next Stop: Hong Kong 🇭🇰

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Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment Process

Hey guys!

A lot of you have been reaching out to me and asking for help with the Emirates Cabin Crew recruitment process. As happy as I am to see so many people interested in the work that we do, I am unsure of the new procedures in place and cannot be of assistance to you because of this.

My advice if you want to become Cabin Crew with Emirates is to continue to watch the Emirates Group Careers website. This will be the first place where new information will become available regarding any vacancies within the company.

Thank you for your understanding!

In the meantime, I am working on a video that details my own personal experience with the recruitment process back in 2015. This will be posted on my YouTube channel when it becomes available.

-Kelsey

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