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.
Well.. July has definitely been a crazy one, but it’s also been very good to me so far. I’ve only just had the chance to sit down and update you all on everything that’s been going on. We are only half way through the month and to me that’s actually pretty crazy, I feel like I’ve done loads already and I’ve still got a lot more to get through yet!
I had 3 available days at the beginning of this month and I was super excited when they changed to a Dubai trip.. I love that country so much, and it’s their summer right now so I was really looking forward to staying that gorgeous hotel again and being able to laze about in the 40 degree heat again. I remembered when I worked on the cruise ship that I had dinner by the Burj Khalkha and the Dancing Fountains when I was in Dubai, and last time I came with crew I wasn’t able to, so I was very happy that this time that was exactly what the girls wanted to do – they were all so taken with the Burj Khalifa being lit up and the fountains dancing to the music!
Roster night, as any crew member will tell you, is exciting yet the most stressful night of the month. Rosters are published at 10pm. If you’re in the air at that time, then it’s not bother as you will just check it when you land.. but if you’re on land when they’re published, it’s a nightmare! There’s over 6000 cabin crew with British Airways, so you can only imagine the chaos of 90% of those people all trying to get onto the same website at the same time to check their rosters. If you’re lucky, you’ll get on there straight away and have just enough time to take a screenshot of your month before the website crashes out again.. if you’re not so lucky, you could be refreshing your page for half an hour before you even get a glimpse of your month. I have now figured out that the two best ways to check your roster are.. 1. Get on the page at 21:59 and just keep refreshing & 2. Wait until gone 22:30 and check after that time. I’m normally the constant refresher, as I don’t have the patience to wait 🤣. This month, I was one of the lucky ones and was able to see my roster within the first 5-10mins of them being published & I have to say, July is looking pretty good:
I’m so sorry I haven’t got round to posting over the last 10 days.. it’s been so busy, and to be honest, I’ve felt pretty knackered, but I have the afternoon & evening off so I can catch up with you guys and let you know what’s been happening.
My last post was about my time in Toronto. Since then, I have done a Eurotour, a trip to Dubai, & some there and backs.