Relationship between cabin and cockpit crew has never been better,I was told. During the old days, pilots were a pain to cabin crew. Pilots were demanding in terms of food,drinks and respect from cabin crew (cc). If a cc didn't introduced oneself to the capt,then it became a big issue. Cc had been offloaded from flights by capts for trivial issues. The flight ops side at one stage had even ask the company to place cc under their charge. In this manner,cc division would have to report to flight ops,in short the capts would have more authority over cc. However,the idea was thrown out because SIA knew what the capts were up to.
These days,the relationship between the 2 divisions are much better. Capts are more understanding towards cc and the daunting task they face when serving full loads of passengers. In fact,SIA resolves the issue by adding a criteria in the promotion of co-pilots to capts. The issue of getting along well with cc is also an important aspect of promotion of pilots. The pilots who are competent in their flying technicalities and abilities must also be good in crew relationship and man management skills or otherwise would not be made a capt.
In the old days,if one can fly well and sucked up to the bosses would be promoted. The aspect of human relationship was not important. That resulted in us having capts who were poor in man management.
I also found out more and more gals wanting to marry pilots even though the salaries of pilots or at least the purchasing power of their money is not as strong as before. Why is it so? The answer may be due to the better understanding and rapport between the pilots and cc.
Pilots and cc pls correct me if I have gone wrong in posting the above....thank U!