Wednesday, May 31, 2023

SIA Cabin Crew Serving Lunch on SQ655

I came back on this flight yesterday and was served by a wonderful set of cabin crew. I enjoyed the flight and particularly like the Japanese beef curry rice.
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Sunday, May 28, 2023

2 ex crew died and I didn't know about it!

I knew one of the 2 deceased by the nickname of Joe Stone but can't recall the other one whose initial is M. They both passed away recently.
The passing of the older ex-crew is frequent these days as most are now in their 60s and 70s. I have fond memories of many of them and I do missed them except for a few.
I heard svp cc is asking for early retirement as he is not in the best of health. We wish TPT speedy recovery.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Lucky people, excellent company

 The coming 8 months bonus for SIA staff is a lot of money. Take for example a stewardess who has been flying for 1 to 5 years may be paid something like 12k (1.5 x by 8) or an inflight manager 28k or a captain 120k! Lucky people working for an excellent airline. Only regret is those crew who left because they refused to be vaccinated against Covid. Think these former crew should be reinstated to their former position.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

8 months bonus for SIA staff

 SIA is going to reward its staff with a big 8 months' bonus after a recorded profit of over $2 billion. The staff deserves the bonus after what they had gone through during the pandemic.

More here

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Not in a million years

 Many years ago I privately told my then svp about employing foreign crew from Asia but he arrogantly brushed me aside and told me not in a million years. He said he did not want SIA to be like CX but now who is right?

Friday, May 12, 2023

Shorter walk-in interview

There was a cabin crew walk-in interview in Singapore last Saturday. The turnout was quite poor as compared to other walk-in interviews. There was no queue I was told. Poor SIA! Why are young Singaporeans shunning the cabin crew job? Is it due to the salary, working condition or people are simply not interested in the flying job anymore?
For SIA the alternative is to fill up the cc job with more foreigners. The young ones from India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand etc are dying to don the Balmain kebaya. Would employing foreigners a good alternative? What do you think my dear readers?

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Yummy Japanese Manju/Confections (pt 1)

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

Breakfast on SQ Japan flight


The topmost image is the yakisoba breakfast and the lower is chicken patty and scrambled eggs. Both dishes were delicious although the size of the trays are smaller. I still think the food served on SIA flights are much tastier than in the past years. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Helpfulness extends beyond paxs' services

 SIA is not only customer service oriented but internally it is also extremely helpful towards its own retired staff like myself and others. Take for example when I needed assistance to get my tickets from the staff travel dept and travel advice, the staff are always there to help. Besides,they are also prompt in attending to us. Thank you very much to the staff in the travel dept!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Isn't this makes sense?

 By a reader:

"All food in SQ are precooked,and microwaveable no real kitchen on board.Want good atas food go fresh food outlet on ground.Air pressurisation ,ambience on board not for fine dinning style ,the tastebud,stomach reacts negatively,all food taste bad no matter what is being served.Stop whining and get real,or fly your own or slow boat.Immediately after landing,when depressuries,the stomach change to hunger mode.You cant't afford it,your own feels,on your budget"

Thursday, April 27, 2023

My comments on SIA food

 I don't want to sound as though I am pro-SIA but the reality is the food on board has reduced in quantity. However, I recently flew on a Japan flight and found that although the quantity has been reduced but the quality has not been compromised. As a matter of fact, the food these days taste better than in the past. I don't want to say more lest I will be accused of being biased. Instead, I would like to hear from our readers.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Is SIA food that bad?


  • A social media user recently posted a photo of a Singapore Airlines meal and questioned if standards of the national carrier were dropping
  • The passenger claimed that a packet of plain crackers was given in place of dessert and fresh fruits, for instance
  • Other online users echoed similar sentiments, with some saying that they felt portion sizes were smaller and the quality of meals have worsened
  • The airline said that regular audits are made with catering partners to ensure quality of meals served in-flight
  • It added that it will take into account customers' feedback
  • Full story here

Friday, April 21, 2023

Some of the remarks about me


Anonymous said...

The naysayers and those with adverse comments are:
1. Internet Trolls
2. Condemned ex-screw (could not get promoted, so very sore about it - l can see only same old 2 candidates in BT blog, with their signature comments.
3. Lastly, 1 with a grievance to grind and using BT blog to do 👌😘😎

Anonymous said...

Hi Boh Tong

Reason being you had this poll because youre insecure and anxious about what people like me says about you for past sleepless nights of yours.

If youre so confident about your CC credentials like the 10 people who voted 'no shame' why you didnt get a post-CC job?

Where is the so called world class training applied post-CC to find job? 😰

Anonymous said...

BT. Why do you need to broadcast you were ex RI. I was an ex Rafflesian and a cabin crew and I don’t advertise.😓

Anonymous said...

It seems you are not talented,motivated etc compare to BT.I was ex TK School current premier to be.So must advertise ?Your choice,your talent.Showcase it or shut up ! 💪👍😃

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The world needs more ......

 Jane was a cabin crew wannabe. She was trying hard to be a stewardess with SIA. One day she contacted me and bought an e-guide from me. Out of curiosity, I asked Jane why did she buy the guide (of course I know the reason). Her reply surprised me. She said she bought the guide because she pitied me as I am an old man who is struggling to make a living by helping people get into SIA. 
At this point, I instead took pity on her. I appreciated what she did and so I gave her free coaching over Zoom on how to pass the cabin crew interview for free (UP is $200). We need more of people like Jane. She should make an excellent stewardess.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Types of people who visit this blog

 Over the years I've noticed that there are 3 types of people who visit this blog. The first is to read the stories I publish and share their views but most don't, second is the cabin crew wannabes who are looking for tips on how to pass the cc interview and finally the third who are here to critize whatever I post.

Not to worry I appreciate and welcome all catergories of visitors. Keep reading and commenting. Thank you very much!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Isn't being a cabin crew better?

Many said that flying as a cabin crew has no future. But I know of a case of 2 ex classmates whom I will compare here, how they fared after finishing school. Lets name them as A and B. Both are now 50 years old.
After finishing "A" level A became a steward with SIA while B furthered his studies in Australia. Upon graduation, B immigrated to Australia. He job-hopped because he was dissatisfied with the jobs he was doing However, A is stuck with SIA and is now a chief steward. B was retrenched during the pandemic and is still unemployed.
In Singapore, A owns a 5 roomed HDB flat while B is renting a place in Australia. Both own a medium size car. I was told A has 2 children and B has none. A has a savings of at least S$50,000 while B has no savings. In fact B is on the dole which is about $1,000 a month. A as a chief steward is drawing a monthly take home pay of about $5,000.
Who is doing better....A or B?