Ex IFS and CS Haleem and TC respectively passed just last week. One died from heart attack and TC died from cancer. This sort of things scare the daylight out of me. I am in fact older than these 2 and myself was a crew. Has being a crew,flying thru various time zones and the job stress kill them? Ooo I am really scared....that's why I get panic attack? ..or PA was hereditary?
PA to my belief was not hereditary because my parents did not have them but maybe my great great great grandpa had it. I believe PA was the result of my job as a crew. Do u know that PA is actually anxiety disorder?
To be a cabin crew with SQ,one needs to be punctual,prompt and proper in grooming and dressing, courteous,knowledgeable and a million other things. All these requirments put lots of stresses on us. If you are a bad crew then you don't have to observe the above and you prolly live to be a hundred. If you want to be a real excellent SQ cabin crew then you have to have the above. In this way, many died from either cancer or heart attacks. These 2 fatal illnesses according to my doctor friends could be due to stress besides other factors.
I don't wanna scare the cc wannabes but there are many articles that point to what I said above.
Look at all those cc who died.Look at the office staff,they do not died so easily and at a relatively young age. So to me I think flying has many health hazards.
Pilots generally live longer than cc. Compare tc to cc and see for yourself how many tc died at an age younger than cc.
If you wanna to see the world and have better salary as well as healthier and longer life then you should be a tc. Why not hor when you would have cc serving you like lords? Not happy with the cc then just shout and scream at them.
This reminds me of a capt. DL. He would not only shout at the cc if he was unhappy with them but kicked them out of the flight ( off load is the word). Remember AT the IFS who was off loaded when capt dl wasn't happy with him? That capt mellowed only when his beloved daughter joined us as a stewardess,knowing jolly well his beloved would be screwed.
Aiya I don't wanna rant any much more otherwise ppl would say that it is an ole man ranting and grumbling.