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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hotel accommodation for crew



SIA provides all its crew (tech & cabin crew) with comfortable hotels at outstations where they night-stop. When looking for crew hotels, SIA will consider some of these points:
  • Security/safety of the crew. The hotel must be situated in a secure and safe area with no record of robbery/theft/molest/rape etc.
  • Preferably near eateries/cafes/restaurants.
  • Within shopping areas/centres.
  • Affordable but with 5 star status. Most of the time,the hotels would give SIA a hefty discount rates up to 50% of its regular rates. However, the contract must be for at least one to two years.
  • Near train/bus stations.
  • Near the airports if the stay is overnight.
Currently, with the airline not doing too well financially , it is slowly downgrading the crew accommodation to a lower than the 5 star status in some countries.
With the crew LMA (location meal allowances) pegged to the hotel menu prices, downgrading to cheaper hotels mean lower LMA for the crew.

Throughout my 35 years with SIA, I must say that the hotels we stayed were fabulously comfortable and convenient with the exception of  one or two.

We hope SIA will be very profitable again in the near future so the crew will be accommodated in the premium hotels once again.




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

BT: Get your facts right. CC LMA is pegged to tech crew. Their CA is still first class hotel. Unlike what Alan signed for us in 2009 CA "suitable hotels". If Tony is that good, he would have undo what Alan had signed.

Twisting facts with your fictional and outdated shit stirring "information" does not change crew's perception. Only make you and Alan's ppl look like a FOOL.

Stop talking about low LMA, your entire blog only talks about low LMA and low crew morale. Yet you want to milk hopeful applicants to SIA. What an irony!

Anonymous said...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/553150_10151344729598598_872398050_n.jpg

another nice pic of the cabin crew, pls post and share it!

Boh Tong said...

Anonymous said...
"BT: Get your facts right. CC LMA is pegged to tech crew. Their CA is still first class hotel......"

BT: Tech crew hotels are also being downgraded so the LMA for both TC & CC are also lower. That's a fact!
Crew morale is definitely lower now judging by the so many comments in my blog.
The wannabes do read the newspapers and they know for a fact that SIA crew take home pay is lower as compared to before. Despite of this if they still wanna join SIA is it my fault?

Boh Tong said...

Anonymous said...
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/553150_10151344729598598_872398050_n.jpg

another nice pic of the cabin crew, pls post and share it!

BT: Thanks for the link and I have posted it in my blog.

Passer By said...

To the first Anonymous why are you lambasting BT? He is merely stating the fact. I do not see him talking about "low morale" or "low LMA". He is pointing out how SIA pick hotels for the crew.
Have you an axe to grind with him? It does show how childish and perhaps stupid some the crew (like yourself)is.

Anonymous said...

The one who is "lambasting" BT must be an AM or mid management staff who does not get his facts right.

Anonymous said...

Tech crew hotels no more first class,Hyatt melbourne to rendezvous,Istanbul sheraton to movenpick,Hongkong excelsior to nikko,london gloucester to holiday inn,tech crew had already return the LMA difference to the company.The latest Lma that toni published shows out of 09 regions,05 using menu went up,04 regions went down,the 04 regions that went down are the stations that crew have the longest layover.An idiot will know that we lost more than we gained.

GIRL said...

What is the name of the steward on your last pic? He is so handsome!

Anonymous said...

Most of the hotels secured during Eddie and Alan time were 05 stars,look at the current hotels that toni secured,paris,lon,cph,rom,ist,bne,syd,mel,akl,chc,tyo,hkg,pek,dxb,and many more ,all downgraded.During Ben times the CA says first class hotels but that did not prevent us from staying in hotel sun and sand,bombay,miramar taipei near funeral palour.