If you’ve ever flown on a long haul aircraft, you’ll know that you normally get told to “turn right” and you evidently walk through a couple of cabins to get to your seat. The first cabin you walk through on the right is known as Club World with BA, aka Business Class. I’ve never been lucky enough to fly anything except economy on any long haul flight as a passenger, but now I am officially trained to work in Club World.
I’ve spent the last 7 months only being allowed to work at the back of the plane in Traveller.. it’s where every new person starts to get their skill set up as it’s the more basic of services. After 6 months, you’ve pretty much mastered the service in Traveller so you’re worthy of moving up into Club World.
Last night was roster night.. again!
This is my first year working for a company who operates 365 days a year. I’m used to my places of work at least closing on Christmas Day & New Years Day, so I was a little nervous as to what December was going to bring me this year.
I’m very lucky within this job because we get the chance to bid for days off that we want in addition to annual leave, and also trips that we want to work because we want to visit that country/city, or we may have people we know travelling on that specific flight. All our bids are not guaranteed, they’re only us asking for the things we want and we never know whether or not we’re going to get them until the rosters are published. Sometimes they’re physically not feasible with other flights/commitments we have on our rosters for that month such as scheduled training, annual leave etc.. but we always hope! Haha.
I’ve been wanting to post about this since the end of October, but I’ve been sworn to absolute secrecy. Now the secret is out and you may, or may not, have spotted my face in the tele!
In October, I put myself forward to hopefully be part of a new BA TV advert, the first one in about 8 years. I went for the initial audition at our BA headquarters in Heathrow at the end of October. I went on the second day of auditions, and there were around 30 people there. We all had to say who we were, and say a few lines to camera that we had had the chance to learn the day before.. it was quite quick, I was in and out within an hour.
I just got the call to say that I have passed my probation, woo! I cannot believe I have successfully completed my first 6 months with BA, it’s gone by so quickly.
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.