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Name: Melissa

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Saturday, February 25, 2006
The last couple of days have been quite scary in Dubai. It's been pouring down with rain, which may happen once a year with just a slight drizzle, but nothing like what it is now. You would think that with global warming and such that it would get hotter, and don't get me wrong, I'm not oblivious to the fact that here it can go over 50 degrees celcius. But rain? In the desert? Oh dear.

Yesterday I was on standby from 23.00 to 11.00, and luckily I called up scheduling 5 mintues before duty started. They'd already assigned me a fight, to Cochin. I tried to sleep, but was awoken by the golden girls - Bridgette, Lana and Ivana. Only got half an hour sleep in total.

So yeah, went to briefing, boarded the plane, did all the prep. Then when I sat on the jumpseat I felt really ill and I didn't want to vomit in from of passengers. I felt so bad. We were on the bloody runway and I had to call the SFS, and she stoped the plane from accelerating! I had to swap seats and felt so bad. I ended up deadheading to Cochin in first class, but didn't get any sleep because I felt so awful. It was a good idea though - I felt a little better in Cochin and worked the return leg.

Now I'm on my first day out of 3 days off, and I should get my roster, as well as my paycheck, plus a day free to shop around. I need a warm coat,m scarf and gloves if I'm going to have a look around Cadbury Wrold in Birmingham.