Thursday, August 28, 2008

September 08 Roster (Updated 28/09)

My roster for September:

12SEP STANDBY 1100-1700
28SEP STANDBY 1100-1700

Monday, August 11, 2008

A380 Inaugural Flight & US West Coast Tour

I was lucky enough to be selected as a crew member for the inaugural flight of our A380. On the 1st of August we operated flight EK3801 from Dubai - New York JFK. The atmosphere onboard was electric. The service was crazy as we were still learning where to find things. We spent 2 days recoving in New York and then we took the aircraft on a special tour of the west coast stopping off in San Francisco followed by LA. The demostration flights we did were so much fun. Buzz Aldrin came on the LA one with us. After the tour we returned to New York for 2 more days before heading home so I could then move into my new apartment. ML1 - The front door
The forward stairs that lead from economy to first class.
Front section of economy.
The Crew Work Station, also known as the Purser's Office.
The waterfall that greets first class customers as they board using the stairs.
The shower cubicle.
There is lots of room to move around inside the shower.
You can even watch the airshow while you're in there!
Me behind our business and first class bar in the onboard lounge.
We have loads of great food and there is a widescreen TV too.
On our arrival into San Francisco we were greeted by a water cannon salute from the airport fire department.
And this is what it looked like from the inside.
The crew that I worked with for the trip.
The Bay Bridge in San Francisco.
Pier 39.
The world's bendiest street.
A San Fran Tram.
Our route down to LA.
Flying over central LA.
The view outside as we approached the airport.
Approaching the runway at LAX.
Just before we arrived this American Airlines 757 had an emergency landing.
The crowds waiting for our arrival.
The route we took on the LA demonstration flight.
Our aircraft, A6-EDA.
The view from my room in LA.
The purser arranged for us to have a 6 hour tour of LA in these 2 limos.
Inside the limo.
On Malibu Beach.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Resting in Central Park after the long flight back from LA.