Emirates Call! Emirates Call!

Today, November 2nd at 18:43 (14:43 in Dubai), I received a call coming straight from the UAE and I knew it was Emirates. If there is a +971 flashing on your screen, it’s them! I took a deep breath before answering the phone. I thought it was my golden call but unfortunately, it wasn’t. She was asking me to send another casual photo wearing jeans and smart-casual outfit.


I am sure that this is a good sign! I don’t want to get all my hopes up but it’s just a matter of being optimistic and keeping the spirits up!

Right now, it feels like my dreams are coming all together. I am keeping my toes and fingers crossed for my successful on hold (OH) mail.

Timeline Notes: If you are currently using a computer to access this page, you can hover on the text to show the meaning of the given abbreviations below.

  • OD: No Open Day
  • AD: 2015 October 5th (Tokyo)
  • FI: 2015 October 9th (Osaka)
  • IC: 2015 October 21st
  • Call Requesting For Additional Photos: 2015 November 2nd

ICHIRO | 勝利を目指して高く飛べ!✈︎


About Ryu Namiki | 並木竜一郎

A 28-year old flight attendant all the way from Japan and now living in the United Arab Emirates. Flying for two years for one of the world's best airlines and is still enjoying a "chicken or beef" and "prepare all doors and cross-check" kind of life!
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7 Responses to Emirates Call! Emirates Call!

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  2. S says:

    “Emirates rejection week”. Is that a thing? I am on my forth week of waiting. My status is still on unsuccessful from the last FI back in june. I did another FI last month and I havent heard back. No IC status, no request for new pictures. I am starting to get nervous. Do you think it is a bad sign that my status hasnt changed? It was one Girl from my group Who received a UM last week and her status did not change from “appliciation under review”


    • Hello there, well there is really no such thing as ‘Emirates Rejection Week,’ I mean, they don’t officially reject people on the fourth week, it was just an assumption made by “us”. By the way, I wanna ask you, how many people got rejected in your group? If by any chance, several people were rejected, and if you’ve missed the UM rounds, most likely you’re going to make it!


  3. s says:

    Hello again. Thank you so much for your reply. We were 11 girls, and two got rejected but on seperate days. One got her UM on the third week (with no status change) and the second one got rejected today. The rest got GC. And now I am the only one left in the waiting game. still no status change.. Starting to get really worried altough I feel like my interview went well.. But this long wait is crucial and I feel like it will most likely not be a positive outcome after 5 weeks of waiting.
    Also I wanna say congrats on getting the job and I wish you all the best on your emirates journey 🙂


  4. S says:

    Haha I hope you are right *fingers crossed* Thank you so much dear, yes hopefully I will see you there 🙂


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