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16th Dec 2006, 21:12
Just wondered what you guys and girls will be doing over Christmas this year. Flying / at home / on holiday etc.

Plus any good stories about what you've done on previous Christmas seasons while down-route etc. Must be some good stories out there ! keep them clean !

Oh ! I'll be at home with the family -exciting stuff, I have a new bathroom to intall oh joy !

16th Dec 2006, 21:39
This is the first Christmas in years that I've had OFF! So I'm going back home to California to celebrate with my parents and 97 year old grandmother.

Previous Christmas: Alone in Seoul.

Previous to that: Alone in Shanghai with food poisoning.

Merry Christmas to all ppruners.

16th Dec 2006, 22:44
36 hours in a Fisherman's Wharf hotel, San Fran.

If I had to work, I guess this is not too bad....

16th Dec 2006, 22:50
like zerozero ,plus find a new girlfriend!

flite idol
16th Dec 2006, 22:55
I`ve got your spot in Shanghai.....I`ll pass on the poisoning though!

16th Dec 2006, 22:59
be spending chistmas in San Francisco alone and find a boyfriend.

16th Dec 2006, 23:34
Working Xams eve ,cooking Xmas lunch ,working Boxing day, so it is only another week of the year??? Only for some I would think>

16th Dec 2006, 23:38
36 hours in a Fisherman's Wharf hotel, San Fran.

be spending Christmas in San Francisco alone and find a boyfriend.

Here's your chance, Huck! Go for it, bud! :E :} :ok:

Though one should always be a bit careful in San Francisco....

17th Dec 2006, 01:18
Working! LHR-JFK on Xmas Eve. LHR-HKG on 30 Dec!!

17th Dec 2006, 03:17
I'm paxing on KLM IAH-AMS (25th) AMS-DXB (26th), for all of you working, many thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

17th Dec 2006, 07:26
Flying in Pakistan for PIA.:{ :{ :{

Lon More
17th Dec 2006, 08:20
Worked as a controller most Christmases from 1968 until 2004 Now enjoying retirement.

17th Dec 2006, 09:05
:) Back from SFO early on the day before Christmas, 4-man crew,at least 72 hours off, can't complain....... Merry Christmas all

17th Dec 2006, 10:55
hopefully some meat bombing over the next few weeks but we will have to wait and see!

merry christmas to all

17th Dec 2006, 11:11
I will b spending my first Christmas on the job in a motell in the middle of nowhere.It will b 4more days to wait after that and then 2nights flying and then to home for newyear.Was just informed that the local kitchen wont b workin during the holidays :}.


17th Dec 2006, 11:24
I'll leave the 25th for HKG, return in AMS the 28th, 7 days off. Best wishes to all and good luck to them who spend nights in 'not so great' places during X-Mas.

17th Dec 2006, 11:50
Looks like all the island boys in the sand pit have got all of xmas off ,for the second time in a two years,good job rostering:)

17th Dec 2006, 12:16
Well I'm working on getting leave . . . if dat doesn't happen then I dunno flying somewhere hopefully be back home in time to enjoy my new benz ride :)

17th Dec 2006, 12:22
ALC on 24th...another [email protected]te hole on the 26th.....nothing changes

No longer ATC
17th Dec 2006, 16:43
Back from DEL late on 24th...off till SFO on 31st . Should be in BOM now but wife has broken ribs so company took me off trip...last year off, year before in MRU with family....best wishes to all...especially poor sod who got my BOM!

fox niner
17th Dec 2006, 17:02
Hey everyone,

I'll be in the Trailer Bar in NRT!!! Together with all other crews who are trapped for christmas in Tokyo. the 24th and 25th. See you there?

Happy holidays.

17th Dec 2006, 17:37
Vail, Colorado for xmas with family and a healthy dose of snowboarding.

17th Dec 2006, 18:26
This is my first Xmas as an airline pilot so this is a great thread to see what other pilots get up to. Some with families and some apart.

Having just split up with my long term girlfriend (5 days ago) Im going to have an emotionally mixed Xmas. One minute your coasting along and the next your life has turned upside down within one conversation. Anyone got any ideas for healing the pain over the festive period?

I'm with family on the 25th but have to take it easy as Im on the early AMS and back on the 26th.

Merry Xmas everyone :ok:

17th Dec 2006, 20:21
Have to work Xmas Eve unfortunately. Return flight from the North Pole. Have the rest of the year off, thank goodness :} :} :}

17th Dec 2006, 20:33
I have NOT volunteered! My roster has me working 21/22/23/24/25/26/30/31December and 1/2/3 Jan! The overtime pay rates will make it worth while!

Mac the Knife
17th Dec 2006, 20:34

I've cleared the pre-Xmas tits so now its pissed Swedes falling off the mountain, pissed Jo'burgers having nautical accidents and pissed Capetonians using petrol to light the braai, and the rest of the pissed population bashing into each other and the landscape in cars and on bikes.

Helluva way to make a living, but so it goes...

Cheers to all ambulance folk and SAR people everywhere!



17th Dec 2006, 20:49
First christmas as Crew this year. I was rostered 25th- 30th off, working 31st. Partner was away over xmas on long trip.

Have managed to swap onto the same trip so am now going to be in BGI :)

Merry Christmas everybody :)

17th Dec 2006, 20:59
Will be spending Xmas at home with the missus. Drinking and eating too much - as one does at Xmas. Shall be watching the remainder of the Ashes series over the festive period too.

Probably spend a lot of time wishing I was back in Australia - my uncle is having a BBQ Xmas lunch on the beach - GIT!

Merry Christmas guys and gals!

Oh, and a Happy New Year too :ok:

Sky Wave
17th Dec 2006, 21:06
Testing railway signalling in the Portsmouth Area. 12 Hour Days starting on the 20th Dec and finishing on the 2nd Jan.:ugh:

6 days off and then starting a 737 type rating with EZY on the 8th Jan:)

17th Dec 2006, 21:09
Last Year spent Christmas in the twilight zone. Seoul to Anchorage and crossed the dateline missing the whole day! This year I'm still waiting to be junior assigned!:sad:

eastern wiseguy
18th Dec 2006, 02:39
Sitting with two colleagues watching ONE charter depart to the Canaries(the joys of ATC:rolleyes: )...then home for sirloin on the bone .....little Britain and too much alcohol.....merry Christmas to the BFS MYT crew and all the BFS workers!

Bear Simes and Andy!!(except Andy has to do Met obs all day)

18th Dec 2006, 07:29
On reserve xmas and boxing day.... so not sure what to expect! 3 days off up to NYE so probably working 1st Jan. Last xmas landed in HKG at 1900, was a fantastic night that night I tell ya!!! :}

Buster Hyman
18th Dec 2006, 08:33
What you doing for Christma

I'm going to do my best to find that missing S for you Highflyin!

C'mon everyone, dig deep & we can get Highflyin a new S!

18th Dec 2006, 10:50
Home on Christmas day, off to Beijing on Boxing day.

A Merry Bah Humbug to you all!:}

18th Dec 2006, 11:05
just doing the same as any other day really .stuck in the hold of 757,s a320,s a321,s and md87,s unloading suitcases from 16-00 till 21-00.Still will be able to have my xmas dinner before work but the bad news is the ai r quality in those holds will be pretty grim once we start lifting those heavy bags!!!!MERRY XMAS to all at East Midlands who will be there on xmas day.

18th Dec 2006, 14:47
I will b spending my first Christmas on the job

I try to get lucky every year!:E

18th Dec 2006, 15:03
Operating a flight to DEN on 23rd, back on 28th, so pretty cool. might go skiing:ok:

18th Dec 2006, 16:20
This is my first Christmas off in, er, 15 years.
Makes a change.

Ace Rimmer
18th Dec 2006, 16:22
at 0930...1st tee West Course La Manga avec MrsR:ok:

18th Dec 2006, 16:39
Who still gets stockings full of stuff.
At the folks house it was pillow cases. You'd be phoned and ordered into the house to get your pillow case.
I'm 38, a senior position kind of bloke, and I'm getting a pillow case of stuff.
I want to go skiing this Christmas, sod the pillow case.

18th Dec 2006, 17:55

Just imagine the joys of walking the idiot on the beech after lunch, watching it have a crisis about wrapping paper and then drooling at you as you tuck into a selection box in front of the tv.

Me, early heli flight to the west country then early back for LGW on boxing day, then early LGW on the 27th. Someone forgot to tell the customers that its Christmas for me too:{

19th Dec 2006, 03:50
Girls are all in Merry England, Mrs B is there with them this year.

So just another day in the life.
Go for the daily swim, office all day, home at six for a roast chicken dinner and phone calls to the women in my life, then spend the rest of the evening reading, ppruning or strumming and looking forward to the weekend.

Just another typical bloody Monday in fact.

New Year's Eve - now that's party time! :ok:

19th Dec 2006, 06:05
Lots of passenger time....

27/12/2006 - UA 870 - SYD -> SFO
30/12/2006 - LH 459 - SFO -> MUC
31/12/2006 - LH4482 - MUC -> BCN
06/1/2007 - LX1941 - BCN -> GVA
13/1/2007 - LX2632 - GVA -> LHR
18/1/2007 - TG911 - LHR -> BKK
20/1/2007 - TG991 - BKK -> SYD

Best of the season to all those in a position to enjoy it...

Howard Hughes
19th Dec 2006, 06:16
I will be working night shift in my new position as a medivac pilot, all to sadly I expect we wil be very, VERY busy...:{

Flip Flop Flyer
19th Dec 2006, 08:04
Off from December 22nd to January 2nd.

To all of you who'll be busy keeping this industry aloft through X-Mas and New Year, hope you'll find just a little time to celebrate this special time of year with someone you like, or at least someone you can tolerate.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

19th Dec 2006, 23:35
well if all goes to plan, soon i should be spending a few days in Paris with my family, should be a really nice holiday, okay its not a week long+ , but we just wanna see paris at christmas, and well just enjoy this place:) ,but ill be back a day or so b4 christmas. i hate celebrating christmas overseas away from home:bored:

20th Dec 2006, 02:10
I will be working night shift in my new position as a medivac pilot, all to sadly I expect we wil be very, VERY busy...:{
Sorry to hear, but a very worthy vocation. Cheers to you!
I've taken the lead on Christmas for many years since the wife and I, 1) have no kids, and 2) were caregivers for my mother for 6 1/2 years. Just the thoughtful thing to do - can't go away anyhow, so why not? Since the mom passed in early 2005, now it's the colleagues' turn to step up and give me some relief to visit with my and Mrs. M's families over the holiday. Going to Rhode Island to surprise my grand-nephew (9 yrs old) with his first guitar - he's been eyeing mine for years, and this year started dropped hints to his mom, but she's turned it back on him in order for Uncle Mudfoot to completely blind-sided him. He's gonna go APES! (I hope...)
Cheers, y'all, and the happiest holiday season to all.

international hog driver
20th Dec 2006, 22:11
The other crew broke the bosses toy!!!!!

No part available until 1st week Jan!!! according to the OEM & others.

Yea Yea Yea

Two whole weeks of free time,
1st stop pick up kid.
2nd stop home, drop kid with mum
3rd stop Pub,
4th stop...... dont worry I wont remember

I cant stop smilling........