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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The irony of extending/not extending the IFS retirement age

Joe is a responsible and conscientious supervisor. When he reached his official retirement age at 60 recently, the airline gladly offered him to work another extra 2 years.
If an IFS was to be given the extra 2 years to work beyond his official retirement age, it means 2 things:

  • He is healthy and fit to carry on flying
  • He is a capable, hardworking and responsible supervisor
However, the sad thing was just after Joe's retirement extension, he suffered a stroke. Now the airline is obliged to pay for his medical cost plus his salary regardless whether he is fit to work or not.

There was another case whereby the IFS was not given the 2 year extension and it stressed him to the extent of having a stroke.

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Monday, 30 May 2016

The world's best cabin crew

Did it come as a surprise that for 2015, Skytrax chose Garuda Indonesia's cabin crew as the best in the world ? Cathay came in second with Singapore Airlines in third place.
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Sunday, 29 May 2016

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Friday, 27 May 2016

A friend in need is a friend indeed

Ann left the airline some years ago and worked for a small company comprising of her boss Darren, a clerk and herself as a secretary. Darren paid Ann $3,000 a month and with some overtime work she would score about $3,500 a month. The pay was quite good and everyone was happy except Darren's wife Vicky.
Vicky would surprise them by dropping in the office without prior notices. Vicky was jealous of Ann. She suspected Darren was having an affair with Ann but she was wrong. In fact, Darren was in love with another woman. However, Ann knew about the affair and kept it to herself.
Darren and Vicky quarrelled often and she accused her husband of having an extra marital affair with Ann. She demanded that Darren fire Ann from the company. At first, Darren refused to sack Ann because he knew Ann was innocent. However after a while, in order to appease his wife, he sacked Ann.
Ann was given a 24 hour notice to leave. Of course, Ann was devastated.
Ann phoned me and told me the whole story. I told her not to worry as long as she was innocent. I also told her I would help her get another job.
However, after looking around, I couldn't help Ann find a suitable job or a job with a suitable salary.

A few months passed without a job and Ann was desperately running of out of money to pay the loan she took for her flat and other expenses.
I spoke to my wife and we decided to help Ann.

From the little experience and knowledge we know about the import/export business, we financed and helped Ann set up her own business. We taught her the ropes.
Ann is a fast learner and in a matter of months, she got her business running. Now after a few years, Ann is earning much more than what Darren used to pay her.
Ann paid us back all the money we lent her and she is now her own boss.

As for Darren, we heard that he and Vicky were divorced. Darren married the woman she was having an affair with during the time when Ann was working for him.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Foreign stewardesses played havoc using medical as an excuse

There was a period when a group of notorious foreign stewardesses would fool the doctors and obtain medical leave to extend their stay at outstations.
Extending the stay at outstations paid attractive dividends. Firstly, the "sick" crew would be paid extra overseas allowances which could amount to $250 a day. Secondly, they got to stay in the same hotel room for free. Thirdly, most of them would get their boyfriends to bunk in with them so as to take "care" of them. Fourthly, after they've "recovered" they would fly back to Singapore as passengers and enjoy the inflight service other airlines talked about.
The 2 favourite places to report sick were London and New York.

Monday, 23 May 2016

The hair story

Once in a while I would use the public transport. Just recently, I was travelling in a bus from my place to a shopping mall 30 minutes away. A few bus tops from where I've boarded the bus, up came a completely bald headed man who looked familiar to me. I don't know whether he had seen or recognise me but I did recognise him. He wasn't bald when I flew with him the last time.
I remember him well because on one of our flights he had his hair trimmed by a stewardess in the galley. His hair was a bit long and probably felt uncomfortable because I was assigned to check on his work performance and appearance (appraisal).
The stewardess and him were counselled by me for not attending to the passengers but instead spent time on his hair.
Both were upset with me and the stewardess did not want to speak to me after the incident.

The SQ chief flight attendant who scaled the heights of service for a passenger

Cabin crew members like the winners of Singapore Airlines’ CEO TCS awards have made flying a lot more than heartwarming with the lengths that they go to....more here

Saturday, 21 May 2016

From a stewardess to mistress

Ginny was no ordinary stewardess. She and I got along very well during our flying days. Ginny was desirable and voluptuous and was a extrovert with a cheerful personality. She was flirtatious too. She used to have an IFS boyfriend and later left him for an ex colleague of mine.
My ex colleague was a married man. Ginny and him broke off their relationship within a year. Then, Ginny left the airline after finishing her 5 year contract. She must have been about  25 years old then.
I have not met nor in contact with Ginny after she left the airline until recently.
I was at a shopping mall at Orchard Road with my wife. From a distance, I saw a familiar face. When I get closer, I realised it was Ginny. She was in the same mall doing her shopping. I called her name and she was pleasantly surprised to see me. " Wow you have not change a bit" she complimented me. I returned the compliment. Yes, Ginny hasn't change a bit too. She was as cheerful and friendly as before. She's still the same except for some small wrinkles under her beautiful sparkling big eyes.
I found out that Ginny isn't married. She told me she has a boyfriend who is married. She told me she does not really care whether her boyfriend wants to divorce his wife or not as long as he support her financially.
Her boyfriend is super rich and bought her two condominiums and a fast car. He gives her $10,000 every month as long as she stays faithful to him. Ginny told me she is happy with her boyfriend.
We didn't exchange phone numbers as I understand her boyfriend is an extremely jealous man.
We parted company as soon as my wife signalled to me she had bought her stuff and was ready to leave.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Egypt finds belongings, debris from plane crash at sea

By Ahmed Aboulenein

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.

The military said it had found the debris about 290 km (180 miles) north of the port city of Alexandria and was searching for the plane's black box flight recorders.

Egypt's President Adbel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for those on board, amounting to Cairo's official acknowledgement of their deaths.

The defence minister of Greece, which has also been scouring the Mediterranean, said Egyptian authorities had found a body part, luggage and a seat in the sea just south of where the signal from the plane was lost.

Although suspicion pointed to Islamist militants who blew up another airliner over Egypt just seven months ago, no group had claimed responsibility more than 24 hours after the disappearance of flight MS804, an Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo.

Three French investigators and a technical expert from Airbus arrived in Cairo early on Friday to help investigate the fate of the missing plane, airport sources said.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Thursday that it was too early to rule out any explanation for the disaster. The country's aviation minister said a terrorist attack was more likely than a technical failure.

Friday's announcement that debris had been found followed earlier confusion about whether wreckage had been located. Greek searchers found some material on Thursday, but the airline later said this was not from its plane.

SUSPICION FALLS ON MILITANTS

While there was no official explanation of the cause of the crash, suspicion fell on the militants who have been fighting against Egypt's government since Sisi toppled an elected Islamist leader in 2013. In October, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for blowing up a Russian jetliner that exploded after taking off from an Egyptian tourist resort. Russian investigators blamed a bomb smuggled on board.

Last year's crash devastated Egypt's tourist industry, one of the main sources of foreign exchange for a country of 80 million people, and another similar attack would crush hopes of it recovering.

While most governments were cautious about jumping to conclusions, U.S. Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, tweeted swiftly after the plane's disappearance: "Looks like yet another terrorist attack. Airplane departed from Paris. When will we get tough, smart and vigilant?"

Later in the day, his likely Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, also said it appeared to be an act of terrorism, although she said an investigation would have to determine the details.

Officials from a number of U.S. agencies told Reuters that a U.S. review of satellite imagery so far had not produced any signs of an explosion. They said the United States had not ruled out any possible causes for the crash, including mechanical failure, terrorism or a deliberate act by the pilot or crew.

Amid uncertainty about what brought down the plane, Los Angeles International Airport became the first major U.S. air transportation hub to say it was stepping up security measures.

"LIVES ARE SO CHEAP"

The plane vanished just as it was exiting air space controlled by Greece for air space controlled by Egypt. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said the Airbus swerved radically and plunged from 37,000 feet to 15,000 before vanishing from Greek radar screens.

According to Greece's civil aviation chief, calls from Greek air traffic controllers to MS804 went unanswered just before it left Greek airspace, and it disappeared from radar screens soon afterwards.

There was no official indication of a possible cause, whether technical failure, human error or sabotage.

Ultra-hardline Islamists have targeted airports, airliners and tourist sites in Europe, Egypt, Tunisia and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few years.

The aircraft was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew, EgyptAir said. They included 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals, along with citizens of 10 other countries. A320s normally seat 150 people. The plane had made scheduled flights to Tunisia and Eritrea on Wednesday before arriving in Paris from Cairo.

At Cairo airport, a man sat on a brown leather couch crying with his hands covering his face on Thursday. "How long will Egypt live if human lives are so cheap?” he said.

The mother of a flight attendant rushed in tears out of the VIP hall where families waited. She said the last time her daughter called her was Wednesday night. "They haven’t told us anything," she said.

(Writing by Lincoln Feast and Peter Graff; editing by David Stamp and Peter Millership)