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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Cabin crew union election

The nomination started yesterday and ends on 27 August. The period covers the longest flight pattern of 9 days so as to give those crew who want to stand for the election to submit their nomination. The same goes for the voting period which also stretches for 9 days.
As far as I know there will be 2 main parties contesting i.e. the incumbent Heart Party and the main opposition Voice Party. There may be a few crew standing as independent candidates. Choice Party which was dethroned by Heart in 2015 is trying to make a comeback but is unsuccessful because it does not have enough candidates. This time round each party will field 30 candidates instead of 20 as in 2015.
The campaigning which will commence from 27 till 31 August will be interesting. If you want to see some actions, visit Changi Airport Terminal 3 basement where the cabin crew control center is situated.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Ex IFS was the organiser of the kayat trip that 2 S'poreans went missing

The five-day expedition was organised by Mr Goh Khee Wei, who was also the guide for the group. The Straits Times understands that Mr Goh was born in Malaysia and is a Singapore permanent resident.

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Qantas is cheap & good

Two of my friends flew QF SYD/SIN yesterday and was impressed with the inflight service. The fares for a round trip is S$300 cheaper than SQ per person (savings of S$600 for 2)
Below are the WhatsApp messages and the economy menu on the flight.

Friday, 9 August 2019

RIP Jayakumar

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Finally, the cat is out of the bottle oops I mean bag

I met a group of retired senior crew this afternoon at a cafe in a shopping mall. They waved at me and invited me to join them for a drink. Since I was quite free, I decided to join them. There was much to talk about, mostly about our flying days. Most are getting older and balder since I last met or flew with them...hmm...must have been at least 20 years since we flew together.
Out of the blue a certain ex-ifs's name popped up. The story related by one of them was that the ex-ifs did something wrong but got away with the "crime". It was said that the ex-ifs (let's call him Mat) was caught by the authorities and reported to SIA cabin crew management for stealing liquor from the aircraft bar.
Mat's modus operandi was like this:

  • steal a few bottles of liquor from the aircraft bar before arriving into SIN
  • stow the liquor at the airport baggage storage facility
  • clear SIN customs w/o the liquor
  •  next day, before leaving Changi Airport for his vacation, collect the liquor and head for BKK or HKG.
One day, he was apprehended by the authorities and reported to cc management. During the investigation, Mat got hold of a friend who was a frequent flyer with SIA to help him. The pax called SIA and told them the bottles of liquor were his and had requested Mat to stow and later bring them to him in BKK. SIA wasn't convinced but pax threatened to discontinued flying with the airline. At this point, SIA relented and Mat got away scot free.
Anyone heard of this story?

Monday, 5 August 2019

Extra years for contract cabin crew

  • Stewards/stewardesses on contract employment may work another extra 3 years  (2 yrs in the first instance and 1 yr in the second instance). With the new collective agreement, they may work up to 23 years (4 contracts + 3 years = 23)
  • Ls/Lss 5 contracts with an extra 3+2 or a full 5 year years = max of 30 years.
  • Cs/Css/IFM 6 contracts plus extra 3 + 2 or a full 5 year max of 35 years.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

The steward addressed me as "Luke"

I was sitting quietly in my seat and not even watching the free movies when a young good looking steward came up to me and addressed me as "Luke". Not many crew in the airline knew my Christian name and straightaway, I knew the steward must have been one of my seminar (for cc wannabes) attendees or a buyer of my e-guide. My guess was correct because in a soft low tone he told me he was a buyer of my e-guide that helped him passed the SIA cabin crew interview. He had failed the cc interview a few times but after studying and following the instructions in my guide, he finally secured the job.
"Thank you very much Luke for helping me realised my dream" he gratefully told me.
This was the second time I've met cabin crew who've either through my e-guide or attended my seminars on the flight. The first case was a stewardess who was successful after attending my seminar for cc wannabes. She failed half a dozen times before attending my seminar.
As a matter of interest, I've helped some 500 wannabes become cabin crew with SIA (majority), JAL, Emirates, CX, MI etc. It gives me a sense of achievement to help these young men and women realised their dream!

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Things I wish my bosses had done to me (a post from 9 years ago)

Got rid of me at an earlier age eg. around 30

Not nice to me so I could have quit earlier

Disciplined me for being such a likable person

Taught me to be mean and shrewd like them

Disallowed me to fly to so many countries and into
different times zones cos I now have sleeping problem

Made me worked like crazy for my salary and bonuses

Shouldn't allowed me to have too many coffee breaks whilst
working in the office cos I am now a caffeine addict (kopi-O was 30 cts but now 80 cts)

Should have discouraged me from smoking cos cigarettes are
too expensive now (Marlboro red is now $11.80?)

Be good if they kicked me each time I sipped the Black Label
cos now I am a penniless alcoholic who could only afford toddy

Stopped me from eating aircraft food like caviar,pate,cheese and other rich ones cos now I am having gout,high cholesterol level

Should have booted me out at the first round interview when I did my self-intro under the influence of alcohol(interviewers aso alcoholic la..same gang mah....hahaha)

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Latest update: Union election

Who will be the real guys challenging Heart Party in the upcoming union election?
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