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Thursday, 15 October 2015

S$10,000 (USD 7,140) per month salary for cabin crew?

When SIA restarts it long non-stop flight to LAX and NYC not only will the passengers benefit but the crew as well.
Many cabin crew will look forward to be included in the pool to do these ultra long flights because the monetary reward is excellent. Crew will be paid 3 times the current IFA or Incentive Flight Allowances (for flight exceeding 18 hours duty time).
The IFA for a junior cabin crew is $ 9.50, leading crew $11.10, chiefs $13.20 and IFS $17.20 per hour. If you multiply, say the junior crew's IFA of $9.50 by 3, it will give you $28.50 per hour. The average duty time of these flights will be about 20 hours. If you multiply 20 by 28.50, that will be $570 for a one way trip. On top of this, the crew will be paid a lump sum of $150 to be rostered for such flight.
The IFS will be paid $51.60 for one of these flights. Multiply 51.6 by 20 equals $1032. He/she will be paid a lump sum of $210 for operating the flight.
Therefore, the junior crew will be paid $570 x 2 (operate 2 way) or $1140 + $150 + $600 (average meal location allowances). For operating a 7 day flight, the junior crew is paid $1,890 and the IFS $2,874.
One chief steward told me he used to score about $10,000 per month (inclusive of basic salary and other type of allowances) operating these type of flights.
That said, there will always be a small minority who would not favour doing such long flights due to personal reasons.

For information, each crew will be allotted a 4 to 6 hour rest period on each of these flights in the crew bunks.