A Christmas gift from my wife. The picture was taken three years ago, but it took this long to get a frame for it.
Where I've been since being hired in 1996
1996. Arrived from Osaka, Japan via Vancouver on the 21st. Was allowed to go home to Halifax via Toronto. :) I commuted from Halifax.
1997. Arrived in Halifax on the 24th via Toronto, Vancouver, London, New Delhi. I was a senior A340 cruise pilot. :) Commuted from Halifax.
1998. Arrived from Winnipeg on the night of the 24th. Now F/O on the A320. :) Now in Toronto.
1999. Arrived from Montreal on the 23rd. Fairly senior on the A320. :)
2000. Posted as A340 F/O. Left for training in Zurich, Switzerland just after Christmas. :)
2001. Did Vancouver turn on the 23rd. Off for Christmas. :)
2002. Seniority takes a hit. Spent Christmas in Paris. Captain bought me a ($25) beer Christmas eve. :(
2003. Christmas dinner in London. (Fish and chips). :(
2004. Christmas dinner in Frankfurt. :(
2005. Christmas dinner in Hong Kong. (gorgeous meal put on chef from Winnipeg) :(
2006. Christmas in Tokyo. Went to the infamous "trailer" Christmas eve. :(
2007. Now in training mode as A320 captain. Was home but my "head" was elsewhere. :( and :)
2008. Did Santa Clara, Cuba turn Christmas day. :(
2009. Did Miami turn Christmas day. :(
2010. Sitting home due to extra allotted vacation. Going to brother's for Christmas dinner. :)
So the score is seven wins, 6 losses and one tie.
My wife said I was home for Christmas more than I thought, she's right.