So I am fully aware that since I started flying, my blog posts have been few and far between, probably about one a month. That was never my intention to begin with.. but the truth is, I haven’t had a lot to say! 🤦🏻♀️
Reality is, I’ve had toning exciting to actually tell you guys about lately.. and I only want to post blogs that have some meaning and purpose behind them so you’re not just reading trash haha.
I think it’s safe to say that Autumn is officially here. I’m waking up to the mornings being colder, the sun shining but it’s not warm & my car being a little frosty. I’m just thankful that this year I’ll at least be able to travel to somewhere warm.. probably Johannesburg, for a little winter sun and top up what’s going to be my all year round tan.
October rosters were released a couple of days ago. Unfortunately this time round I didn’t get anything that I asked for, but sometimes that’s just the way it is. We are privileged enough to be able to bid for certain trips or regions that we would like to fly to, but it really is just a bonus. The scheduling department do what they can to grant you at least 10% of what you ask for, but if it doesn’t fit, you can’t have it. I’ve been very lucky to get at least half of what I’ve asked for over the past 5 months, so I just have to take what I’m given for October. So where am I going?
And like that, August is nearly over. How?
I cannot believe I’ve been flying for nearly 4 months. I’m 2 months away from the end of probation which determines whether or not BA want to keep me as part of their Mixed Fleet cabin crew haha. I have my progress meeting with my manager to discuss exactly how I’ve been getting on.. looking back through various observational assessments I’ve had along the way as well as from colleague feedback, and what I still need to do in order to pass probation in October. It’s also a good chance to talk about where I want to be heading in my career with BA, and I think I have some idea.. it’s just whether or not I’m good enough!
I’ve just come to the realisation that I’m half way through my probationary period with BA.. I can’t believe that.. half way! Our probationary period is 6 months unless it gets extended for any reason, and at the end of next month I have my meeting with my manager to discuss how I’m getting on so far, what my progress is, and what I have left to do to pass probation on time. It’ll be nice to hear a bit of feedback actually on my performance so far as, apart from the odd official report etc, you don’t really hear much about how you’re getting on.
“BRITISH AIRWAYS – Best Cabin Crew in the United Kingdom”
– Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018
Wow! What an accolade!
The Skytrax Awards are like the Oscars for the aviation industry, so you can imagine how excited we all were to hear this information yesterday. It just goes to show that hard work pays off. We also rose 9 places in the overall Global ranking which is amazing and we now sit just 2 places under Virgin Atlantic. Over 20 million people took part in the 2017/18 survey.. that’s incredible, you really do not realise how what you’re doing effects people until it’s brought to your attention like this.