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Monday, 25 May 2015

Union chief hurriedly met management over "dog crisis"

Following the incident last Friday , cabin crew union chief Boh Beh Chow (BBC was born in the year of the Horse) who is known for his swiftness in tackling issues has hurriedly met management over the issue of granting compassionate leave to his members should their pets die or in critical condition. Pets would mean the following:

  • dogs
  • cats
  • rabbits
  • hamsters
  • terrapins
  • aquarium fishes
Being an animal loving company, SIA has agreed, at least in the interim to allow all its staff to take 2 days of compassionate leave a year for each pet up to a maximum of 10 pets.
It will sign the deal with Boh Beh Chow and amend the current collective agreement in the coming months.

When the president of the Animal Protection Society, Kow Peh Kow Bu was interviewed regarding the issue, Kow has this to say :  " SIA has over the years evolves to be an animal compassionate airline. It has refused to transport snubbed nose dogs like Shih Tzu and all breeds of Bull Dogs for the fear they may face breathing difficulty during flight. This is a dogmane gesture on the part of SIA.
I sincerely hope that one day, SIA will stop serving meats on all its flights. Better still, I hope SIA will one day be a vegetarian airline."

Reporters have tried unsuccessfully to contact ex SIA chief steward Raymond Wee, the founder of Noah's Ark, a shelter for strayed and abandoned dogs in Johore for his comment. Reason for not able to contact Raymond was due to lack of internet and wi-fi connectivity over at Noah's Ark.
You may view the video of Noah Ark's by clicking here

SQ cabin crew management a real dog lover

A leading stewardess cried all the way to the hotel in the bus. She asked her crew in charge whether she could fly back as passenger asap. Reason was she wanted to be near her dog which is dying. Station manager asked SQ control for decision as station manager has never encountered this sort of situation before. Guess what? SQ control in an unprecedented move gave permission for leading stewardess to travel as passenger back to Singapore (free of charge) plus granted her 2 days of annual leave.
The the next day flight had a full load of passengers and the crew in charge was in a dilemma as he now was short of 1 operating crew. The incident happened last Friday.

Me, like the Lss and SIA cabin crew management are dog lovers too. We are family haha!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Solving the third crew issue in the cockpit

Image credit to transitioning.org

SIA is one of the many airlines that have made it a ruling to carry a third personnel in the cockpit. This is to lessen the chance of pilot suicide as happened on Germanwings Airline in March this year.

However, which crew is to be deployed in the cockpit when one of the 2 pilots visits the toilet is an issue which have cause a big headache for the airline. Cabin crew union has refused to let its members be deployed. It argued that the cabin crew is put on flights to serve passengers and not to watch over the pilots. Moreover, there is a shortage of cabin crew on all the flights.

The pilots' union came in to rescue the situation. It has proposed that SIA recruit the pilots' parents to be the ones to watch over their pilot sons. With just basic emergency training, the parents would fly with their loving sons and also make sure they are not up to any mischief.
The pilot's union asked for a token sum of allowances to be paid to the parents. It would not cost more than $2,000 a month.

When cabin crew union chief Boh Beh Chow was asked for his comment on pilots' parents issue,
this was what he said, " With their mamas and papas watching over them, I think the boys will think twice before they are up to any mischief ".

Now, the SIA management is studying the pilot's union proposal and a decision will be announced soon.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class

Interestingly, while searching YouTube for Premium Economy Class by other airlines, I came across one airline that showed the stewardess serving the champagne to its "passenger".
Did the stewardess present the champagne correctly? If the answer is no then where has she gone wrong and which is the correct method? Your comment please.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Tips to a successful cabin crew interview by Luke

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Many have requested I publish the cabin crew gratuity and now I hope they'll find  it useful:

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

SIA share price down

SIA share price is heading south and closed at S$11.58 on a volume of 1.337 million done today. SIA has declared a final dividend of 0.17 cents per share for the year ending March 2015. According to some analysts  the stock does not look attractive anymore. Airlines business is a "sunset" business.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Tomorrow's talks proceeds to be donated to my former school needy boys

Tomorrow, I will be conducting talks for cabin crew wannabes for about three hours on how to pass the SIA cabin crew interview on 30 May in Singapore.
I've also decided to donate all the money from the talks to needy boys in my former school. My schoolmates and I will be having our Golden Jubilee Class Reunion Dinner in June and we will try and raise at least $50,000 for the cause. The number of people attending is around 105, including 5 of our former teachers.

This will not be the first time our schoolmates are meeting each other. Some of us meet each other regularly at our monthly lunch sessions. For others who are still working or occupied we would meet at our Chinese New Year Dinner held each year at one of our classmate's house or at a restaurant.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

2015 SIA Cup winner is Dan Excel (no. 2 )

More action on SIA Cup click here

Do you know that SIA cabin crew are also paid.....

A cabin crew who joined after 22 August 1974 get paid a transport allowance of S$ 270 per month?
On top of the above each crew is provided free transport if they finished their work between 11 pm and 6 am or report for work between 12 mn and 7 am.

Those who joined before 22/8/74 are provided with free transport from Home/Changi Airport/Home.

Each crew is given $150 a month for their laundry.

A crew working during breakfast hour is given $9.50, during lunch $13.50 and $17.50 for dinner. During their night stops they will be paid according to the stations LMA.

Singapore Airlines International Cup (today 17 May)

The Singapore Airlines International Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Singapore which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Kranji over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May. It was established as an international event at the newly opened Kranji Racecourse in 2000. This was after the Singapore Derby had lost its international status, and was restricted to domestic horses only. The event has been sponsored by Singapore Airlines since its inception, and it attained Group 1 status in 2002.
Uncle may be going to the race this afternoon. Will take more pictures and post them. A small tip to those interest in making some money, bet on horse number 1, 2 and 3 (disclaimer: No guarantee to win ok).

Channel News Asia will telecast live from Kranji Turf Club 7:30pm onwards. The main race (SIA Cup) will start at 8:40pm. See you at the races.....

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Another ex SQ stewardess missed flying

Hello dear, I can totally relate to ur story here, as I feel the same way. I went for the interview for 3x n finally i got in. Had a great times in a training school as well as my flying days. 

I was dollar sign FSS when I joined sq, flew for 4 years and then quit becoz i was getting married. And now years gone by, and I wish that Im still flying.

Sometimes I feel that I regret my decision to leave sq. Although this job is tough but I realize now, that I did love my job after all. I hv tried to go back as returning crew, however I didnt succeed.

Its sad for me, esp when i believe I had a good record. But maybe life has planned something else for me. As crew always said, "when one door closes, another one opens".

Door disarmed,


This ex SIA stewardess hated flying...to read click here

Friday, 15 May 2015

Singapore Airlines announced a 2.3 percent growth in FY15 net profit to $367.9 million
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Thursday, 14 May 2015

It's going to be fun working as cabin crew cos we're gonna work less for more money hahaha!!


LMA = location meal allowance for crew to spend on food when they stop at an oversea station.

IFA = For each hour the crew work they will be paid an incentive flying allowance.For flights involving more than 14 hour duty time,the crew will be paid 2 1/2 times the hourly payment.
One of my ex bosses was demoted  for defying .......read more