Man arrested for stabbing

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

SIA voted Traveller's Choice for 2019

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Unfair for QR to compete

Qatar Airways has dethroned Singapore Airlines and is once again the "World's Best Airlines" in 2019, according to SkyTrax. This is the fifth time Qatar has won the title.
What has made Qatar such an excellent airline when it is making losses year after year? In 2017, Qatar Airways lost USD703 million (S$952 million). Other years' losses were not disclosed.
According to this report , Qatar Airways has received USD 26 billion in subsidies since 2004 from the Qatari government. The airlines has been accused of using the subsidies to dump airlines seats on the market at artificially low rates. The money has also been used to upgraded products or buy new and expensive hardware for passengers' comfort and entertainment.
If the subsidies are true then it is unfair for Qatar Airways to be included in the " World's Best Airlines" competition.

Image courtesy of SkyTrax

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The salary of a SIA new cabin crew is now not shown

Before June 2019

From June 2019

This first image (before June 2019) shows the salary of a new cabin crew but the second did not state the salary.
Is it because the SGD 4,500-5,000 a month salary is not realistic?

If the text on the 2 images are too small to read then click on them for a bigger version.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

World's Top 10 Best Cabin Crew 2019

SIA's cabin crew has been awarded "World's Best Airline Cabin Crew 2019" by Skytrax. In 2018, SIA ranked second after Garuda.
Read more
Image courtesy of Skytrax

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Unfair to complain against the crew

After giving the extra and special service, there is no reason to complain. Well you may say the crew should not ask for feedback knowing they will get a pat on the back for the extra service rendered. I see no harm in seeking feedback. Feedback may be about the cake, wine etc that was extended and not necessarily about the crew. My take is that the passenger was just being unfair to the crew.
The above is my response to this article.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Singapore Airlines desperately looking for cabin crew

Separately,SIA has increased the ifa or incentive flying allowances for IFM, Chiefs and Leading crew by $1 per hour. The stewards/stewardess will be paid 70 cents and 50 cents more  for each hour (< 27 months 50 cents and 27> months 70 cents).


Also IFM, Chiefs and Leading crew on contract terms will allowed an extra contract of 5 years. This means that IFM and Chief can work up to 7 contract of 5 years and Leading crew 6 contract of 5 years. The crew on tenure will have their retirement age extended from 62 to 65.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

NZ to allow staff (including cabin crew & pilots) to have visible tattoos

Air New Zealand have announced that all staff will be able to wear their tattoos with pride. The airline has confirmed that from September 1st, all employees will be allowed to display tattoos, as long as they are ‘non offensive’.
The change at the airline comes following five months of research with both customers and employees. They found that there was a ‘growing acceptance’ of tattoos as a means of personal expression and wanted to enable employees to express their individuality or cultural heritage. Read more
Will SIA allow its employees including cabin crew to have tattoos?

Monday, 10 June 2019

Flight Attendant Salary in the United States

How much does a Flight Attendant make in the United States? The average Flight Attendant salary in the United States is $74,866
(S$102,566) as of May 31, 2019, but the range typically falls between $60,093 (S$82,327) and $92,821(S$127,164). Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.
SIA flight attendant make an average of S$72,000 (USD 52,554) per year.
For more click here

Friday, 7 June 2019

High profile cabin crew in financial trouble? (repost)

This high profile cabin crew who gave the impression that she was married to a very wealthy husband is now in financial ruins, we were told. The above message was WhatsApp to me yesterday. She has left SIA and is now not contactable.

There were numerous such cases of stewardesses who were married to the wealthy and later suffered the same fate as the one above.

In particular, I personally knew of one girl who married a rich divorcee. Years later, he lost all his wealth due to poor investment in the stock market. They both became hawkers but again lost money.

One whom I have met recently tried to borrow $2,000 from me. We have not seen each other for at least 20 years after her departure from the airline. Her "wealthy" husband has fled the country due piles of debts he owed to some institutions and business associates.

Mind you, these were people with lots of money whom we used to envy. While most of us were holed up in small HDB "pigeon holes" (these rich ones sometimes made fun of those living in HDB flats) they were living in big landed properties and driving Mercedes, Jaguar and the likes.