The following is an interesting reply to my post "Pilots have the last laugh..hahaha"(below)
A) Pilots join with long term career prospects laid before them.. till 60yrs. Cabin crew: 5 year terms etc.
B) They are all same gender. cabin crew: Male+ Female+ Undecided
C) They are smaller in number.
about 1000+ cabin Crew: 6000+
D) They have VERY DEFINED ROLES with VERY CLEAR duties.. and they are supported by LEGAL structure.
Cabin Crew: I report you, you report me... we report police, MP,Straits Times... etc
E) They are executives. Cabin Crew: rank & file
F) They are represented by independant elected representatives... NOT AFFILIATED WITH NTUC. Cabin Crew: whoever talks the loudest, whoever has time to loiter at STC or Airline house.. whoever knows who is who.
G) Seniority is an asset unlike Cabin crew.. seniority is a liability.
H) They all wear the same clothes,checked short sleeves shirt and black pants ( same as uniform) Cabin Crew: try to outdress each other.
I) They all think that FSS are easy. Cabin Crew: they all think pilots are stingy
J) Their training is very costly and they are bonded for 7 years.. therefore, they keep their mouths shut. Cabin Crew: "so what?" pay lor!!
Do not compare Pilots with Cabin Crew.
Otherwise we would be staying in same hotels, having same flight patterns, same rates of allowances, same reporting times.
Pilots are not interested in what happens to cabin crew. Cabin crew are not interested with pilots.
Its 2 different worlds.