October Roster (2017)

Hello October! You are going to be crazy busy, but I can’t wait! This month I will be operating flights to:

  • São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷 *
  • Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬 *
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

* = New destination!

I will also be returning to Toronto, Canada to visit friends and family for a week.

When I return to base after this short trip home, I will be speaking at an international fashion conference that will be taking place at the Kempinski Hotel in Dubai. I’m looking forward to sharing more information about this with you in the days to come!

As if that’s not exciting enough, I will be celebrating my 25th birthday AND returning to training college for a service refresher course; a new program entitled Service EKcellence. This will help Cabin Crew to learn about the latest Emirates products and service developments, giving us the chance to update our knowledge and enhance our customer service abilities.

I will also be stepping foot onto a brand new continent; SOUTH AMERICA! I couldn’t be happier to finally make it to Brazil after months of requesting these flights. As usual, travel tips are always welcomed and appreciated.

…Keep in mind that things may change again though! This month I will be sending out swaps again (requests to trade flights with my colleagues), trying to add more new destinations to my roster. I will continue to keep you guys updated as October approaches.

Update: I managed to swap my flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for new destination; Lagos, Nigeria! I also traded my London, United Kingdom flight for Colombo, Sri Lanka. The list above has been updated to reflect these changes.

Next Stop: Casablanca, Morocco 🇲🇦 

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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

Next Stop: Unknown!

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August Roster (2017): Update!

This month I was assigned reserve, so I’m not entirely sure where I’m going just yet! To keep you guys in the loop, I will be updating this post with the destinations I’m assigned to as I find out! Reserve will carry on into September, so some of these flights will include next month too:

  • London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧
  • Glasgow, Scotland 🇬🇧
  • New York City, U.S.A 🇺🇸
  • London, United Kingdom (Gatwick) 🇬🇧
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait (turnaround) 🇰🇼
  • Hyderabad, India (turnaround) 🇮🇳
  • Bangalore, India (turnaround) (September) 🇮🇳
  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.A 🇺🇸 (September)

Can you guess where Emirates is going to send me next? Let me know in the comments below!

Next Stop: Hong Kong, China 🇨🇳 

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August Roster (2017): Reserve month!

It’s August, and my reserve month is here. This means that I have very few rostered flights, and that I can go anywhere in the world at almost anytime!

Each night, my roster will change around 6pm for the following day. Based on Emirates operational needs, I could be scheduled a day off, a flight, airport standby or cross-qualification standby.

  • Day off = No assigned duty.
  • Airport standby = Requires Cabin Crew to report to the standby lounge at departures. The purpose of airport standby is to have crew at the airport and readily available to operate a flight should a colleague be late or report sick, a flight is cancelled or rescheduled, extra crew are needed because of a load change (more passengers hopped on the flight than expected)…etc. For all airport standby duties, crew need to pack enough clothes for the longest multi-sector (approx. 8 days) and for all weather types. This is because we could be pulled out for almost any flight (depends on our legalities).
  • Cross-qualification standby: This is home standby. Cross-qualification means that crew are able to operate on both the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft types. During this assigned duty, crew are expected to have their uniform ready and luggage packed, because Crew Control could call us at anytime to ask us to report for a flight. We can be chilling in our pjs, watching tv and doing as we please, but we must answer the phone when and if it rings! If we receive a call, we will be given enough time to get dressed, do our make up and make it to our assigned flight.

Sometimes, for example, if we operate a ULR we will be given two days off before and after the flight because of legalities. On occasions like this, I may be given my schedule for the next few days in advance instead of having to check my roster each night.

Cabin Crew are given one month of reserve each year. It is usually assigned at random, but crew can request it too.

Hopefully some cool adventures await me in the month ahead! 🙂

Next Stop: Dhaka, Bangladesh

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