Working a DELAYED INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT | Flight Attendant Life

Working a DELAYED INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT | Flight Attendant Life


As you all can see I am NOT on the plane to London right now they have delayed our flight until 8 p.m. Tonight Hello everyone, welcome to my channel if you’re new here, I’m Julia a dallas-based flight attendant I am super excited for my trip today I got called this morning for London. It’s not very often that you get called from home reserved for these big international trips So I am just feeling really lucky I have a 26 hour layover and I am ready to go if you’ve been following my channel for a while Then you would know that I have gone to London before I went once last year So this will be my second time going I’ve already received a lot of recommendations from you all on Instagram about things that I should go do and now I have Exactly one hour before. I need to be at the airport for my sign in. So I will talk to you guys later Just got to the airport And I am here plenty early for my sign in So now I’m going to take the sky link over to the D gates cool That’s usually where all of our international flights go out if we inform you and then we will be on our way to London Please do not get over a lot of people Don’t forget your first love we were young and wild we were born dumb I just boarded our beautiful triple seven aircraft and we are going to do our safety checks and make sure everything is set up Well and then head up London – so tonight. We will see this. Hi For the first time So clearly as you all can see I am NOT on the plane to London right now I am sitting with some of my crew members. This is Maddy and Kimberly and Bailey We are delayed because they could not get the 1r. It was one art or correct? they could not get the one art door open for catering to bring food on the plane and there are obviously other doors that they Can use but in the event of an evacuation we need all the doors to be able to open So if they have delayed our flight until 8:00 p.m Tonight so it is a pretty lengthy delay, but we are all hoping that we can still go So good news as you can see we have boarded a new aircraft it is currently at 6:45 p.m however, as crew you are only legally allowed to work a certain amount of hours per day and so for us to be legal as a crew we have to have the door closed and start to push back from the gate by 8:55 p.m However, and I did not know that his foot if we do not leave by 8:15 p.m Our flight will cancel and that is because we will no longer have clearance from London Heathrow to land at that Airport to the airlines especially for international flights by airspace So by the time that we would take off and land we would be in someone else’s Airspace watch or something like that I have never heard of this personally and I think I might have mentioned earlier that our first officer did go illegal But if I didn’t now you all know our first officer did time out. Our new first officer is on his way However, he is not scheduled to be here until right before 8 o’clock. So we are really cutting it down to the wire Hopefully we go. I really don’t want to cancel. This is a pretty lengthy delay and I feel awful for the passengers I really hope that we aren’t able to go and we don’t have to cancel, but we’ll see Finally made it to London Eighteen hours after I originally signed in at the airport. I signed it at the airport at 2:30 p.m. And it is now 11:30 a.m. Here in London, which means it is 5:30 a.m Wow, oh my gosh, what a flight that was I can’t believe we actually went we were so close as a crew to going the legal I can’t even believe that we actually made it here normally on an awesome layover like this I would want to just hit the ground running and go sightseeing as much as possible But I have already had a layover here in London where I did get to do a lot of touristy things So I think for this layover, I’m going to keep it more low-key Some of my crew members are meeting up downstairs and they’re gonna go shopping and maybe go get some tea and grab dinner So I think I’m going to hang out with them. I have a cute little room here is the bathroom There’s a little mirror right here Here’s the bed and let’s check out the view Really pretty view of the city so we were supposed to be to our hotels by around 7:00 or 8:00 a.m This morning and it is now 2:00 p.m. As a crew. Everyone was awesome We were in really high spirits and we’re just really positive the whole time so that really made like a big difference and Now I’m just going to enjoy the layover that I do have here I am about ready to go and I’m sorry this lighting kind of sucks but I am wearing actually one of Eric’s sweaters with leggings and Tennis shoes because it’s pretty cold out. So I will probably bring my big black fluffy jacket as well So I am with some of my crew members and we actually picked up Katy who came from a different flight from Dallas and We are heading to teethe and I guess that is something that you come do in London I have never had tea while I’m here. So I think I’ll be fun high tea. Okay, so did it? Don’t forget your first kiss he was so damn high we could touch the sky We are walking the streets right now petting the high tea and it is very vacant there is no one out right now I don’t know if it’s because it’s Sunday, but it’s actually really nice because we are some of the only people Over the first place We went to you needed to have a reservation at which obviously we didn’t and so now We are heading to the tube and we are going to go to This area called Soho which they’re telling me. It’s just like a cute little neighborhood So I’m excited to go explore it on there. Also, this will be my first time going So I think that is pretty cool We are walking along Oxford Street and they have these angel light displays in the middle of the street that are so We are going to try some of this teeth and they look like little shot glasses cheers Cheers Yeah, it doesn’t really taste like anything We just put our names down for a restaurant called assume It’s an Indian restaurant here on Carnaby Street, and it’s about an hour. Wait. So in the meantime, we’re gonna go shopping We found the funkiest little shoe store it is so cute We are in monkey, which is Katie’s favorite store here in London No, I do Brought by So these are the vegetable samosas and it’s vegetables basically inside of fried dough so we have potatoes right here pineapple to bury here some garlic none and rice, and we’re all gonna split it you Just finished dinner at the Indian restaurant soon If you like Indian food I highly suggest going there because I am not usually a fan of Indian food and I loved the food at this restaurant Oh I Am back in my hotel room now. I just had so much fun walking around the city with Maddie and Katie But I am exhausted it is only 6:30 p.m. Here, but I have been up for way too many hours So let me just tell you guys a little bit about how this trip happened This is my reserve month which means the company basically decides where I fly to and they call me when they need me So I was on the call shift from 2:00 a.m. Until 2:00 p.m and So obviously like you can sleep and I just keep my phone on loud with the volume all the way turned up and sleep with It next to me. I saw that this London trip was an open time So I requested it and I got it But I didn’t know that I got it until crew scheduling called me at 7:00 in the morning. I wake up I answer the phone call and they give me this trip and then I fall back asleep till about 10:00 and then I get to The airport at 2:30 for my sign in time, and then the flight is delayed until 8:45 p.m And then we work that flight. It was eight and a half hours I’m pretty sure it was like 8:45 something around there and I did have a sleep break on this flight I had a little over two hours So I tried to sleep but it was kind of hard because there was turbulence The really good news is though on my flight tomorrow. I am deadheading technically I am a working crew member because I have to get from London back to base which is Dallas But I am NOT physically working the flight I get to fly as a passenger and when we deadhead we are allowed to sleep so I am super excited to be dead heading on my flight tomorrow and I am actually Going to take an earlier flight out tomorrow than I was originally scheduled for So the flight I was originally scheduled for is at 955 am and there’s a flight at 7:30 a.m So I’m going to take that one just because I can get home a few hours earlier and that flight has more open seats So if I take the flight that has more open seats I am much more likely to get a first class or a business class seat as opposed to the flight at 9:55 a.m which I’ve already looked at and it looks very full and it might even Oversell if I were to take that flight more than likely I would be stuck in a middle seat in The back of the airplane which not that that’s a bad thing Like I’m so grateful obviously to have a seat and to be able to get back home But if I have any control over it, obviously, I’m gonna try and take the earlier flight with better seats I am almost done packing up my room. Good morning everyone. It is just now 4:40 a.m Our pickup is in 10 minutes. So I need to be downstairs. I slept about six hours and I knocked out last night I was so tired. I really hope that I am able to sleep on my deadhead flight homes back to Dallas We are at cafe Nero, it’s just a little coffee shop in the London Heathrow Airport And I got this green for smoothie. It has Kiwi lime. Matcha Cucumber and flax seeds and all these vitamins it is seriously so good. It is the best green smoothie I think I’ve ever had it is so sweet I’m waiting in the gate area for our flight and you guys must remember Scott this class. This is Absolutely amazing. I am so excited. This is my first time playing business pots on a long-haul international flight This is me, this is my little pod So I have my pillow and blanket right here and these seats are really cool. They’re able to Recline all the way out so I can lay down There’s the remote right here, which will control this TV right here If you push this little button right here It sends the TV out so that way when I’m sitting down and laying down I’m able to watch TV I can reclaim the seat all the way out and I have all of this space for my stuff as well And there’s a little amenity kit has a really large tree table that pulls out right there too. Great there We have some mouthwash a little toothbrush some toothpaste a pen which always comes in handy An eye mask, I will definitely be using this on the flight today as well as some socks There are some earplugs The amenity kit also has some chapstick and hand lotion Which is great because my skin and lips get so dry on long flights like this We also have some really amazed headphones that you don’t get to keep obviously, but you do get to use during the flight So I’m super excited for these

96 thoughts on “Working a DELAYED INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT | Flight Attendant Life

  1. DELAYED FLIGHTS are never fun but luckily I had such an awesome and positive crew to work with! Have you ever been to London?! Thanks for watching 🤗✈️

  2. So you are “positioning “ home as we say in the uk….(death head sounds so dreadful) …..glad you made it to the uk over Xmas …nice to see all the Xmas lights etc in London! Hope you enjoyed the uk tour!

  3. Godspeed ✈ Go to 'Harrods' department store. What I find interesting is how they have the food products out in the open w/ no glass between you and the food 😳 Take second break if you can 😴 What do you go by on Instagram…

    Regards,

    Patrick

  4. London? How lucky. I want to go there sometime. Never been, so I am ready to go. Been all over Europe though! lol Enjoy you channel. Keep it up. Say hi to Luna!!!

  5. I am so happy for you that you got to go back to London! Isn't it a fun city? Hope you will get to have a High Tea with your colleagues the next time you are in London. Two suggestions; for a traditional tea in gorgeous settings, try the Palm Court at the Ritz. If you want some spectacular views with your tea, try the Oblix on the 32nd floor of the Shard. It's that weird looking glass building. Sort of looks like a rocket! Either one is worth the price. After all, it's a one time thing. Right? LOL! Let us know if you get back there to try it. Have a great January! Take care and Happy Travels! ♥️🛫🌐

  6. Except for the delay, it sounds like a fabulous trip. Were you deadheaded home because you are on reserve? Also, were you on reserve when you got home?

  7. you should never buy a paper ticket on the underground you would have paid nearly 3x the fare. Next time use a contactless card and touch in and touch out on the yellow oyster pad. Or just buy an oyster card.

  8. NICE!! So lucky you got Business! Good thing you switched your DEADHEAD. (and yes, I called it DEADHEAD!) LOL 🙂

  9. Nope, never been. I do enjoy flying and would love to go sometime. Jamaica is the only place I have been out of the states. Thanks for the vlog.

  10. I hope someday i can get a flight on your flight.i know its by luck but it would make my day seeing you smile.Hi Eric and Luna

  11. I love your always positive attitude…..even with the 8 hour delay!!! 1. Any suggestions for me as a passenger when delayed? 2. Is there a big difference between business and First Class? Thanks letting me travel with you.

  12. I am surprised they wouldn’t take advantage of having crew already in London to work a flight back to the US. You definitely lucked out on getting a deadhead and flying business class!

    Do you have any recommendations for somewhere warm to travel to this winter? Was hoping to go to Puerto Rico but then the earthquakes happened. I’ve already been to Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Antigua, Panama, Costa Rica and Saint Lucia. Was hoping for somewhere safe enough to explore, I don’t want to be confined to the hotel for the week.

  13. Hi Julia! I have a question . When you deadhead, are you in uniform & if not , do the working FAs know that you are also a FA?

  14. London tip: buy an Oyster card at the kiosk in the subway using your credit card. You can choose the amount to put on it and then simply scan it at the turnstyle when you use it each time. Reload as needed when you return on future trips. Mind the gap!!

  15. great vlog as ever ! If you’re in London and fancy brunch you should go to the breakfast club in angel (I think there are a few others around too) !! did you manage to sleep well on your deadhead ?

  16. Yes, I visited London (with a day trip to Brussels) for my milestone birthday in the Fall of 2018. Loved London 😍! If I could, I would go every year just to shop at Harrods. 😁
    High five that you all got Business Class on the flight back. 🙌🏾

  17. I am from Liverpool England its a great city worth a visit don't know if you've been its a lot rougher than London though to be honest.

  18. Ever checked out the channel Flying with Stella? I believe she works with American Airlines, her real name is Christella.

  19. I never want your videos to end. Seriously. No matter what your destination is on a flight..this channel is always booked for me, and I cannot go wrong. Sorry you had such an ordeal getting across the pond. The stress seemed to pay off though! Oh yes those angel lights are so lovely. Your dinner looked yummy too. But since it was Indian fare, I'm guessing it was spicy? I can't do spice. Didn't make it to London during either of my UK trips. Oh yes I remember your last vlog there. This was just as wonderful. As they all are!

  20. Hi Julia, no I’ve never been to London. I’m curious on something. Last month your crew dead headed to Florida was that like the same as this dead head? Do you ever move plans without passengers? Is that called something else? Does it even need a crew or just the pilots? As always thanks for sharing your trip

  21. Glad you were able to get a business class seat. I would follow the same logic as you in choosing your flight home. I visited London once and I really enjoyed it.

  22. Now problème for my y flying from France for london and london from los Angeles Frankfurt and international indien and polinesi is now problème y from my landing ans flying ok you speack frensch bisness class now problème café from air bus

  23. Retired AA Intl pilot. Brings back lots of memories. Show the Husky that lives on the balcony across from Hotel. Understand it has its own Facebook page

  24. Personally i think you would look more groomed with your hair pulled back whilst doing service. Like the mid-eastern carrier’s attendants do it.

  25. Nice video loved the tour of London I surprised you didn't have Fish and chips haa loved the outside view of plane above the clouds very beautiful..also kinda my brothers problems on his AA flight from LGA to Jackson MS the plane had broken seat belt so it got delayed so missed connecting flight in DC to JAN and it was the last flight so they gave him room and food voucher and on way back to NYC from Jackson it was very rainy and flight was delayed but JAN airport didnt say that it was suppose to leave 1820 hrs but didnt leave till midnight so of course missed connecting flight in Charlotte he wasnt happy and started drinking a bit too much had to be escorted out of airport but he did get back early morn in NYC sorry such a long comment haha.. Happy Flying

  26. As a person who is not the biggest fan of flying, I do have to ask two questions. First, don't you ever get scared or nervous before a flight in case of terrorism or something goes wrong? And second, how can you you spend so much time on a plane without getting board or "going mad" if you know what I mean?

  27. Hello how are you doing I'm following you now are you are absolutely gorgeous if you ever come to San Francisco make sure you say hi to me I would love to meet you

  28. Another good video on your part to cover such an iconic in historic City
    I also enjoyed the fresh, cool music you included

  29. With the delay…how does that effect your pay? Do you get paid once you check in at the airport, or only for actual flight hours?

  30. This video really got me excited because I am flying to LHR in less than 30 days.Thanks for the great scenes from London. 🇬🇧

  31. I have been to London six times, soon to be seven. Never gets old. Always something to do. Also important to get out into the rest of England. I will be staying in a small village in the Cotswolds on this next trip. Can't wait.

  32. Hello Julia, big fan of yours. Your vlogs are so fascinating and relaxing. Video quality also perfect. Are you using a "go pro" or a "dslr" camera?

  33. Jetting Julia; Excellent presentation!! Glad you had a good trip to/from London, despite the delay! That's great you were able to fly Business from LHR-DFW! You have a very positive attitude which is great to see! I worked as an airline flight attendant for over 18 years with America West Airlines, Comair, and Chautauqua Airlines. No, I have not yet flown to London. While working with America West, I worked the Honolulu-Nagoya, Japan flights. You mentioned being on reserve! I was on reserve the entire 7+ years, while working with Comair! Six times per month, I was on "Ready Reserve"-at the airport. Yes, I used to pick up, or request trips from "Open Time" as often as possible. Your channel here on YouTube great! Keep up the great work!! Have a very pleasant flight!

  34. Had a 8+ hour delay in NRT that was headed for DFW in 2016. Even with lounge access and being an avgeek I was going crazy towards the end lol. The FA’s after that long delay were still awesome. Don’t know how y’all do it. Lol

    Great video.

  35. My God, you worked about 15 hours in 3 days with a business class free flight home. Meanwhile hard working customers have to pay good money for this! You embarrass yourself!!!!

  36. We haven’t been to London for a few years, but your video brought back so many memories of the city. Such a neat place to visit. Thanks!

  37. Yes, because Heathrow is so busy, you have to reserve your time you will be in to Heathrow or the airport officials will not allow you to enter their airspace. It is the same for take-offs, you have to meet the time you say you will depart, if you miss it the flight can be canceled.

  38. Julia, I ❤ watching your channel. My wife and I don't do a lot of traveling, but really enjoy living vicariously through you.
    Your boyfriend is one lucky guy.

  39. Other than the flight delay, sounds like you had a great trip! Must be nice to sit back and relax while deadheading back home. Being upgraded to business class also another bonus!

  40. Great insight into what can happen during a delay. London is one of my favourite cities so many things to check out. I also noticed 31k views on this video that’s awesome!

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