Sally was on home standby when she received a phone call from Scheduling, telling her that she would be needed to work on the EK418 from Dubai to Sydney.
She had two hours to get to the airport to report for her flight. Sally arrived at the airport at 07.15am with just 18 minutes to spare. She checked-in and made her way to Briefing Room 15 where she would meet the rest of her crew.
Henry was the purser on this 14-hour flight. He told Sally that she would be working in Economy, along with Charlotte, Mohammed, Craig and Kirsty. When Sally got to the plane she checked her equipment at Door 3L and reported her checks to Zhenzhen.
She would be looking after 134 passengers on this flight and there were 19 special meals to get ready. Sally looked over the meal choices – A chicken casserole or vegetarian lasagne.
During the flight, Sally had to wait until the second break before she could go to the crew rest compartment and get some much-needed rest. Sally handed over to Charlotte who had been on the first break. She told her about a passenger in Seat 45K who wanted to buy some Duty-Free. The passenger wanted to buy a specific type of perfume but if this wasn’t available she would make do with a pink lipgloss that was on offer.
When Sally returned from her break, she had 30 minutes to help Mohammed get the second service ready in the second from last galley. Unfortunately, Sally and her colleagues had to abandon the second meal service after heavy turbulence was experienced. The turbulence went on for 50 minutes but Sally did her best to calm her passengers.
Once they had landed in Sydney, the aircraft made its way Stand 34 – the taxi to the gate was quite short, only taking about 5 minutes. Sally was super eager to get to the hotel and they arrived at their city centre hotel about 1.5 hours after arrival. Sally could think of nothing better than to go straight to bed but first she had to Skype her family back home in Ireland.