A leading stewardess cried all the way to the hotel in the bus. She asked her crew in charge whether she could fly back as passenger asap. Reason was she wanted to be near her dog which is dying. Station manager asked SQ control for decision as station manager has never encountered this sort of situation before. Guess what? SQ control in an unprecedented move gave permission for leading stewardess to travel as passenger back to Singapore (free of charge) plus granted her 2 days of annual leave.
The the next day flight had a full load of passengers and the crew in charge was in a dilemma as he now was short of 1 operating crew. The incident happened last Friday.