Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cabin Crew Job - List of Airlines

As some of you may come from different parts of the world, I have compile a list of airlines and their Cabin Crew job requirement in the below PDF file which you can download. There are more than 45 airlines in the list from Asia, America , Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia/NZ.Those airlines listed are : -

Malaysia Airlines                       Fly Dubai                                         BMI Airlines
Air Asia                                    Royal Jordanian Airlines                    British Airways 
Singapore Airlines                     Oman Air                                          FlyBe
Silk Air                                     Bahrain Air                                       CityJet
FireFlyz                                    Air Canada                                       Thomson Airways
MasWings                                Delta Airlines                                    Monarch Airlines
Tiger Airways                            Virgin Atlantic                                   Air India
Cathay Pacific                           SkyWest Airlines                              KingFisher Airlines
Philippine Airlines                      Pinnacle Airlines                               Air Mauritius
DragonAir                                 American Eagle                                 Indigo Airlines
Jet Star Asia                             US Airways                                      Jet Airways
Hong Kong Airlines                   Virgin America                                  Sri Lankan Airlines
Etihad Airways                         WestJet                                            Qantas
Emirates Airline                        Air Canada Jazz                                Air New Zealand
Qatar Airways                          Ryan Air                                           Virgin Blue Australia
GulfAir                                     Easy Jet
AirArabia

You can download the list of Cabin Crew jobs by clicking here

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Emirates Airline Pilot Salary



•  Monthly Basic Salary - Captain Dhs 42,015 First Officer Dhs 29,700
(Tax Free , USD1 = 3.67 Dhs )

• Hourly Flying Pay
An Hourly Flying pay is paid on block hours up to a threshold of between 83 to 92 hours.

• Productivity Pay
Productivity Pay is also available for block hours worked above the monthly Hourly Flying Pay threshold of  between 83 to 92 hours.

• Profit Share Scheme - Profit share scheme based upon the profit results of the Company

Child Education Support Allowance & Annual Leave of 42 days

• Provident Fund/End of Service Gratuity & Exchange Rate Protection Scheme

• Leave Tickets - Free annual ticket as well as eligible dependents

• Personal Life and Accident Insurance , Medical and Dental Provision

• Loss of License Insurance - Payout is dependent on age & can be up to 3 times your annual basic salary

• Company Provided Transport , Uniform and free dry cleaning

• Company Provided Accommodation or Utilities Allowance

To Apply click here

You might want to watch this video Career with Emirates Airline as a Pilot

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Air Asia Cadet Pilot - Vacancy Open


  • a)Malaysian citizen, aged between 18 and 28 as at date of application
  • b) Passed SPM (or its equivalent that is recognised by the Malaysian Government) with a minimum score of, as listed below and all taken in ONE attempt
  • Science Stream : “A” in English, “A” in Mathematics and “A-” in Physics OR
  • Arts Stream: “A” in English, “A” in Mathematics and “A” in General Science AND
  • With a minimum total of any 05 subjects , where the minimum achieved scoring must not be less than “B+” inclusive of English and Mathematics and Physics or General Science .OR
  • Possess a Diploma/Degree in Engineering or Science-related disciplines with CGPA 3.0 and above and at SPM level scored at least a “B+” in the all the subjects mentioned above and taken in one sitting.
  • c)Good command of English and Bahasa Malaysia both written and spoken
  • d)Must be physically and mentally fit with good eyesight (visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aid, correctable to 6/6 and not colour blind. Should be able to successfully pass a medical examination up to a Class 1 standard conducted by a Department of Civil Aviation Authorised Medical Examiner (DAME)
  • e) Minimum height of 163 cm (5ft 3in)
  • f) Be prepared to sign a training bond with a surety
Closing date : 31st Jan 2011 . Apply here

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    Jetstar Asia Advanced Cadet Program


    Jetstar Asia has launched a new and exciting career pathway to become a First Officer flying on its modern Airbus A320 fleet of aircraft!The Jetstar Asia Cadet Program will be delivered by Oxford Aviation Academy Pty Ltd for now, with CTC Aviation Pty Ltd also offering the scheme in the near future.Also, there are two entry pathways for the Jetstar cadet program: Ab-Initio Cadet Program & Advanced Cadet Program

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    Cathay Pacific (CX) - Interview questions for Cadet Pilot , DESO and DEFO


    There are basically 4 stages for the Cadet Pilot recruitment process. Stage 1 will be held at your country or nearest port and if you pass, you will be invited to Hong Kong (all paid by them) for stage 2 and stage 3.Finally if you pass, you will be send over to FTA ( Flight Training Adelaide ) in Adelaide, Australia for flight grading. The stages are: -
    Stage 1 They will send you a booklet called JKI (job knowledge test).For this stage you will be tested on Reasoning Test which is base on the raven's progressive matrix test as well as questions base on JKI. You will also have an interview with a Captain and the HR.
    Stage 2 – This will be a full day event in Hong Kong. You will have a Psychology test which consist of more than 180 questions and Math test which consist of 33 math question. Apart from that, you will have an aptitude test such as quick subtraction, approach and landing, parallel line chase and etc. You will also have a flight planning exercise to see how well you work and communicate as a team. There will also be an interview at this stage but this time with two pilots.
    Stage 3 – At this stage you will have a medical test as well as ICAO English test and finally the Management Interview.
    If you pass all the above, you then proceed to Adelaide for 2 weeks (all expenses paid) to do your flight grading. If you have zero hours, you will do basic flight grading for 10 hours. You will learn how to do a take-off, straight and level, rate 1 turn, steep turn, climb, descent, wing-over, unusual attitude recovery, circuits and landing. The last flight will be a flight test.
    If you have hours, you will be on the advance flight grading. You will do exactly the same as basic flight grading but only within 4 flights. Besides that, you will also have simulator sessions on IF (instrument flying) and ILS (Instrument Landing System).They do not expect you to have perfect flying but to see whether you are a fast learner and how well will you retain what you have been taught. Finally if you pass, they will offer you the job.

    To download the complete Cathay Pacific interview questions for Cadet Pilot, DESO and DEFO click here

    Sample psychometric test - To download click here

    Sample Aptitude Test     - To download click here

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    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Singapore Airlines ( SIA) cabin crew interview and stages


    Below are the stages of the recent SQ cabin crew open day held in Ipoh shared by one of my reader who successfully got the job.

    First Stage- Ten of us went into a room. There were 2 interviewers. We were asked to introduce ourselves with two sentences and "If you could be one thing in this world, what would it be". One by one stood up to answer the questions. Well, most of us answered Cabin crew. If possible, give answers based on the question "Why would you wanna be a Cabin Crew" in Questions and Answers in Fly Gosh.Click here

    Second Stage- Four of those who successfully went through the First stage went into a room. Played Uno cards. All the cards were closed. We were divided into two groups. We had to get two cards of the same number and color and then put it aside. Each group had to find three pairs. This is to test our memory and teamwork. So communicate with your partner.

    Salary for Air Asia Cabin Crew - New pay scale

    For those of you who wish to join Air Asia as a cabin crew,good news as they have recently increase their salary scheme.Below is the old and new pay scale :-

    Old Scheme
    Basic Pay : MYR1000
    Flying Per hour : MYR 20
    Incentive : MYR 500 extra per month ( for example if you do not call in sick )

    New scheme
    Basic Pay : MYR 1000
    Flying Per hour : MYR 10
    Sector allowance : MYR 20
    Incentive : MYR 10 per hour

    So let's say for example, for a particular working day you fly 4 sector and clock 6 hours, you will get MYR80 for sector allowance, MYR60 for flying hours and additional MYR60 if performance incentive is met for a total of MYR200 per day

    On top of the above you will get 6 free tickets per year and sales commission from food, beverages, merchandise and duty free.

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    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Flight Attendant - Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong Base


    For Salary & Benefits click here

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    Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot - Hong Kong


    Cathay Pacific (CX) has recently open up their Cadet Pilot programme which use to be only for local citizens with a HK ID card to all nationalities. Initially you will be send to Flight Training Adelaide Pty Ltd in Adelaide, Australia for your flight training before you come back to Hong Kong to start as a Second Officer on their Boeing or Airbus fleet. However, you will not be provided with a housing allowance and join on local terms.With the introduction of a 12 weeks course ,seems like they have reopen their DESO ( Direct Entry Second Officer ) programme.

    For more details click here

    To download the complete Cathay Pacific interview questions for Cadet Pilot, DESO and DEFO click here

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Being a Cabin Crew , is it a good career ?

    Most people have the impression that being a cabin crew is just a high class waiter and nothing more. So I am not surprise that I get the above question the most when they intend to apply as one. There are actually career progressions when you join as a junior crew whether you chose to fly or prefer a management position on ground.

    Let’s start with the bottom position all the way to the top if you chose to be a cabin crew as a lifelong career. Different airlines have different rank for example in MAS/SQ, there are four ranking from a normal Flight stewardess to leading stewardess, chief stewardess and finally In flight supervisor.

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    Malaysia Airlines brand new Boeing 737-800 NG


    Malaysia Airlines (MH) has taken their first delivery of Boeing 737-800NG (9M-MXA) using CFM56-7BE engines.It will be the world's first full-service airline to operate the B737-800 with the new "Boeing Sky Interior".MAS has ordered up to 55 B737-800 and will take 3 delivery of the aircraft by the end of this year.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Frankfinn Cabin Crew Training - Franchise Opportunity

    Saw this advertisement at the local newspaper today.Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training is looking for a master franchiser in Malaysia at a cost of USD250,000. It is actually a training organization for those who want to become a cabin crew and the hospitality industry.Good for current and ex crew who want to start a business in the aviation industry.

    Saturday, November 13, 2010

    Tiger Airways - Latest Salary and Benefit

    Tiger Airways Singapore has recently increase the salary for new direct intake pilots. The airline which is 49% own by Singapore airlines manage to raise as much as S$247.7 million during their initial public offering earlier this year to fuel their expansion and acquisition of new aircraft.Just click on the image above to view the latest salary and terms.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Can an aeroplane actually reverse?


    Most commercial airplanes cannot do a reverse like a car.Bet you didn't know that huh.That is why whenever you see a plane at the airport, there is always a small little car helping the aircraft to "push back". However aircraft like a Military C-130 can reverse by itself as shown in the video. They are normally use as a transport aircraft by the military landing in adverse condition runway for combat or rescue mission. This video is taken during the Butterworth Royal Malaysian Air Base open day last Saturday 6 Nov

    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    Check airport arrival and departure time,delay or track flight status real time

    Recently,I have a friend who ask me about the arrival time of Cathay pacific flying from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.Do you know that you can actually check the arrival and departure time from the comfort of your home.Just go to this website http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do .I find it extremely useful as it provides the flight time and status in real time whether they are on time or there is a delay. All you have to do is key in the airport information and viola, all the flight details being displayed. And for those aviation enthusiast , they even have the aircraft type and terminating destinations.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Equal opportunities at 38,000 feet


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- A worldwide shortage of airline pilots has given women in Malaysia a chance to break into a profession that is notoriously male dominated.

    And it's the world's fastest growing airline that claims to be giving them the opportunities. AirAsia has 17 female pilots -- not that impressive when you realize that they have 700 male counterparts-- but still not a bad record in a country that is deeply conservative.

    Read More here

    Sunday, October 31, 2010

    Pilot Job for Private cadet pilot / Fresh CPL / Low timers 200-250 hour

    Congratulations. After all your hard work, the enormous stress, huge sacrifices and what ever challenges that you may have face during your pilot training, you finally graduate. You cant wait to join the airlines and start flying. Well I how it feels because that is exactly how I feel last time and no words can describe the satisfaction when I obtained my wings and my Commercial Pilot License.I have compile a list of airlines taking low time hours and wish you all the best in your flying career.The journey begins..........

    To download the list of jobs for low timers, click here

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    Saturday, October 30, 2010

    How to become a Pilot


    There are basically 3 main ways to become a pilot. You can go via the self sponsor route, airline sponsor cadet or government sponsor via the military, air ambulance, police wings and etc etc. You can start your flying lessons at 17 all the way till as old as you want if you just want to fly for leisure. But I am pretty sure most of you would love to become a pilot as a life long career rather than for leisure. To do that, you need to enroll yourself in a flying school that provides you up till a commercial pilot license. 

    Once you start your training, you have to apply for a student pilot license. Depending on which country you take up your flying, you will fly up till generally 50 hours in a single engine to obtain your Private pilot license (PPL). With a PPL, you can only fly small planes and can fetch people up the sky but you can’t charge them any money. Basically with a PPL, the intention is to fly for leisure. To fly and earn a living, after your PPL, you will continue to take up a Commercial Pilot License ( CPL ). In Asia, to get into the airlines, you will need to have a CPL with 165 hours in a single engine, 35 hours in a multi engine aircraft with a total of 200 hours. In addition you need to have an instrument rating and complete all ground exams to obtain a Frozen Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL ). I know all these jargon sounds alien to you, but I will explain more in detail in my future post as I just want to keep it simple for now on how to become a Pilot.

    Self Sponsor Route – If you chose this route, you will have to pay your own flight training ( which cost a bomb ) with no guarantee of job after you graduate. Among the 3, this route is deem to be very risky. However, if you think about it, if you study for a diploma/degree, since when the university or any employer guarantee you a job. There is no age limit if you want to do the self sponsor way.

    Airline Sponsor Route – This is the best route as you do not need to pay a single cent and you are guaranteed a job with that particular airline after you graduate.  To cover back the huge cost invested in you by the airline, you are normally bonded between 7 to 15 years. According to Cathay pacific, their total cost for their cadet pilot is a cool HKD 1 million. Not a small sum of money. Majority of airlines have a age limit of between 26-30.For example, Malaysian Airlines has a age limit of 26 while Air Asia at 28.

    Government/Military – For those of you who like to fly fast and feel the adrenaline rush such as flying fighter jets with speeds faster than the speed of sound , you will have to apply with the air force which is normally being paid by the government. Though it is a common belief that those who are extremely good will be selected to fly fighter jets , some will be selected to fly transport aircraft or helicopter. As for non military, you may serve the air ambulance, police air wing unit, search and rescue and etc etc. Most air force pilots do not stay with the government for life as majority will join commercial airlines after their contract is up. In Singapore, the Singapore Air force (SAF ) retirement age is 45 and most will join Singapore Airlines after that.

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    Cabin Crew Interview Tips

    As I have mention earlier, a cabin crew job attract thousands of applicants throughout the world. You WILL be competing among the best candidates from freshies, current and ex cabin crew and those with high academic qualification. Though you can join at the minimum age of 18 with a high school certificate, due to demand, airline is increasingly being choosy and give preference to university graduates. A check with Thai airways or Singapore airlines (especially foreign candidate) requires the minimum qualification of a degree holder.

    Most people have the impression that by having good looks(though it is a plus point ), you will definitely get the job. Well I can tell you how wrong you are .If you have that impression, you will definitely fail. When airlines recruit, they are looking for someone who can embrace and propel the corporate image of their airline. So you need to be an all rounder especially your communication skills, your grooming, how well you work in a team and your passion towards flying.

    So how do you make yourself stand out during the interview itself? The very first thing you have to do is to look presentable. When the interviewers look at you, first impression counts and it is extremely important. So make sure you dress up appropriately. Business attire would be advisable and please,no jeans, miniskirts and etc. For male applicant, wear a suit ( well I did that though I was look at being overdress and a laughing stock among the rest ).

    Trust me from the moment you are there, you are being observed all the time. The way you speak, how you interact with others and how you carry yourself. Don’t be over confident as that can leave the impression that you are being arrogant. Be friendly, polite and courteous to both your interviewer and fellow candidates.

    Your knowledge of the airline and that of the flight attendant job role will provide a great reference base upon which to be able to naturally answer any questions. By answering the question base on your experience, you’ll be able to provide consistency and accuracy in your answers without fabrication.

    Key thing is to do your homework and read up as much as possible about the airline that you are applying such as their history, the planes they fly and their destinations. Below are samples of question you maybe ask :-

    Why do you want to become a cabin crew?

    Why should we hire you over other candidates?

    What is your weakness ?


    To download the complete Cabin Crew Question and Answers, click here


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    Life as a Cabin Crew


    Being a cabin crew is a dream job for many people. The chance to earn good salary, meeting people, experience different cultures and travel around the world for free attracts many applicant. It is being viewed as a glamorous job .Well, it is true to a certain extend depending on which airline you wish to join.

    If you fly for a premium and legacy long haul airlines, yes , you get to see the world. However as the aviation industry evolve, more and more low cost airline (LCA ) becomes available. As the name suggest, to cut cost,if you fly for a LCA, normally there are no Nightstop or layover, which means that you do not get to travel. This kind of flight is called “turnaround” flight whereby you fly from your base to a particular destination only to return to your base. For example, Bangkok to hong kong and back to Bangkok again on the same day.

    What is a job role as a cabin crew. Many people have the misconception that a cabin crew’s job is mainly to serve passengers only and do not realize that their main priority is the safety of the aircraft , crew members and the plane itself. Apart from being trained on services, they also have training on first aid as well as safety and emergency procedures (sep) . During emergency, their role is to reassure passengers, opening doors and inflating emergency slides for evacuation.

    Depending on which airline you join , the training duration range from 5 weeks up to 4 months. Airline such as Emirates has a 5 weeks training schedule while Malaysian airlines is 4 months. You are being train on communication,grooming, first aid, sep, crew resource management, the aircraft that you will operate and finally the airlines standard operating procedure ( SOP ). I really did enjoy my training very much and my batchmates hails from different parts of the world. I am still in touch with some of them, thanks to facebook :)

    Let’s start with the glamorous part of the job. As mention earlier if you fly for a legacy carrier, you get to travel around the world for free. That is the part that I love most as I have the opportunity to see at my last count 70% of the world. That is something I could not afford to pay for myself if it’s not for this job. I have make friends from everywhere and taste all kind of exotic food. My favorite destination are normally European destination such as Paris, Rome, Frankfurt , London to name a few. Besides I have the opportunity to fly with movie stars , celebrities and VIP personal. 

    The job as a cabin crew is very demanding and tiring. You do not have a fixed working schedule as every month, you have a roster working different kind of shift from morning to afternoon to midnight with a couple of standby. My roster consist of mix pattern which normally has 1 long haul flight,3 medium haul and 2-3 turnaround flight. Long haul is classified as 11 hours and above and medium as 5-11h hours. Even though the working hours are long, you have to look at your best especially the ladies with full make up on. In addition as crew, we suffer jetlag ,eat and sleep at crazy timing and have to be away from families or the inability to attend important function such as Christmas,Chinese new year and etc etc.

    A normal typical day for a crew during duty start off with you getting ready from home and be at the airport at least an hour and half before the standard time departure ( STD). Once there, you will have briefing among the crew on topic such as first aid, passengers that we normally experience in that particular sector, things to watch out and what not to bring to that destination. The captain will normally brief you on the weather condition and the flight time duration for that flight. Once that is done, you will proceed to the aircraft checking for any dangerous item on board and make sure that all stock and supplies are correct. Next, the boarding of passenger begins. Make sure all correct passengers are boarded, safety demo being shown and be prepared for takeoff. Once airborne, meal is served and to attend to every passenger's request with the goal of making sure everyone have a safe and pleasant flight.  

    Nothing beats the satisfaction when a passenger comes up to me and tells me that they have one of the best flights of their life.

     

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    How to become a Cabin crew/Flight attendant/Air hostess/Flight stewardess

     
    Whenever people know that I used to be a Flight Steward before,I am often being asked "How do I apply to be a cabin crew ".Got this question a million times.So I thought why not I just write it here so that I don't have to repeat all over again. Notice that I put various names as the title.Many are often confuse as it is called differently in different region of the world.For instance,in Asia,you are normally known as flight stewardess,in India as air hostess , in Europe and Usa, as flight attendant and cabin crew in the middle east. But it is actually all the SAME.

    First,you need to check the recruitment ad either through your local newspaper or the airline's website for the requirement.Some airlines hire both male and female but some only female for example Silk Air Singapore.Generally airlines recruit candidates at 18 all the way up till 35.Some airlines like Emirates hire cabin crew from nationality around the world while majority only if you have the right to live in that particular country. Why is that you may ask? Well, when you work for an airline, cabin crew are normally seen as a representative and ambassador not only to the airline but to the country of origin. I am sure when you fly Singapore Airlines, you can see that they promote heavily on the "Singapore Girl". However there are cases where other nationalities being recruited as well for their ability to speak in their mother tongue such as Japanese and Korean crew.

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Dancing Safety demo by CeBu Pacific Cabin Crew


    This video about Cebu Pacific's flight attendant has been creating waves around the world. I am lucky that the airline that I have join last time were flying all widebody aircraft which do not require me to do a manual safety demo.The demo is being shown through the screen.I remember how piss we were when being told that the video system is not functioning and we all have to carry out a manual demo. Nevertheless kudos to the people in Cebu Pacific for being creative. Definitely will catch the passenger's attention. I know I would !!

    From Ms.Thailand to an Air Asia Pilot

    After competing in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant, Miss Thailand Chananporn Rosjan traded in her crown for a pilot's license. The first plane that Air Asia pilot Chananporn Rosjan -- or Nod –- ever flew solo was a Cessna 172, a single engine prop plane. She describes the flight as the most terrifying event of her life. “We were still at Don Muang Airport. A thunderstorm was coming in, it was turbulent. I had a trainer with me who would jump in if I ran into problems -- but he never did.” Despite her initial fears, Nod went on to pass every exam and obstacle the pilot training program put in her way. One of just five women in a graduating class of over 30, today she's among the few female pilots working in Asia’s male-dominated airline industries. 

    Read more here