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IN FOCUS


WORDS MELISSA HOBSON


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ON CALL As crew, we get two to three hours to get to the airport and I live close enough to manage that from call to check-in. However, I’m ready to leave the minute I get the call. I’ve sat many a time in full uniform at 4am in my lounge waiting to get a call with my dogs looking at me strangely!


MAXING OUT Virgin Upper Class flat bed


ALWAYS PREPARED The same things end up in my case each trip. We have to pack for all eventual- ities because it’s possible sometimes a night stop in New York can turn into a four-night trip to Cuba. I always rest well the night before my flights, and I’ll pack the bag and iron my uniform that evening. I can pack my case in two minutes now for any climate and any length of trip!


10 JULY/AUGUST 2019


I wish I could pack light, but I’m the worst at keeping baggage weight to a minimum. I use my full allowance most times I fly and, if not on the way out, I can guarantee my shopping on the way home reaches it. I have a gorgeous fleece blanket that I take everywhere. It is my comforter, smells of home and is better than any hotel sheet or duvet. I NEVER go away without it.


33 TO 1 It’s worth remembering a plane can hold 460 customers – and there are just 14 of us, so that’s 33 passengers to each cabin crew member. It can get busy, but I love meeting customers and joining in the excitement of their travel. And don’t forget to sweeten us up either. Cabin crew are sometimes bought chocolates by some customers which makes us very happy!


BEAUTY SLEEP


When trying to get a decent sleep on the flight, hydration is key. Drink lots of water and don’t eat too much: alti- tude bloats you and eating lightly and drinking peppermint tea can make for a better experience. Depending on your cabin, our Upper Class flat beds are comfortable with indulgent mattress toppers.


BEATING JETLAG Despite my long years working in travel, jetlag is always a battle. I think it affects individuals differently, but here’s what works for me: I sleep when I’m tired, eat when I’m hungry and drink when I’m thirsty. There are times I’m awake at 3am, but I don’t fight it to try and sleep. I’ll just nap later in the day when I’m tired.


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Paul Saunders, Virgin Atlantic flight service manager, shares his tips on packing, flying and jetlag


Paul Saunders: 15 years working for Virgin


FRAGILE ITEMS When travelling, make use of the aircraft’s wardrobe. I’d recommend taking fragile items onboard with you if they fall within size policy for your ticket type. Just ask the cabin crew, as we always do everything we can to put fragile items in the wardrobe.


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