Friday, February 22, 2013

Life of a flight attendant (Part 3): Vanessa's story of debt, pain and emptiness

Many SQ girls, tempted by easy money and their jet-setting lifestyle, fall into the trap of living beyond their means (AFP file photo)

SQ stewardess Vanessa (not her real name) is only 29 but she has over ten credit cards and is more than $30,000 in debt. Despite her growing credit card bills, she continues to live in style, driving a European sports car and owning a wardrobe full of expensive branded bags and clothing, most with their price tags still on.

Her extravagant behaviour is far from uncommon in the industry she works in – in fact, she said, most of her colleagues lead the same lifestyle. Young, beautiful, well-paid and jet-setting, their motto is to “live in the now” – and spend far more than they earn.

In Vanessa’s case, however, she might have bitten off more than she can chew: she has accumulated so much debt that she currently only pays the interest on her credit cards to keep the banks at bay.

Silk Air - Cabin Crew Open Day ( Singapore )

We are looking for cabin crew with a combination of grace and a warm smile to provide excellent and attentive service to our customers.

  • Singaporean, Singaporean PR and  Malaysian
  • Minimum height of 1.58m
  • Minimum of 3 GCE ‘O’ Level or 4 GCE ‘N’ Level credits, including English
  • For Malaysian qualifications at SPM level, at least 5 credits including a minimum grade of B4 in English and working experience is required

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gateway to KLIA2

AirAsia’s Indian dream takes flight

Petaling Jaya: Tan Sri Tony Fernandes' dream of launching AirAsia India is beginning to fall into place after AirAsia Bhd sealed an agreement with two influential partners, India's Tata Sons Ltd and Telestra Tradeplace Pvt Ltd.

Under the deal on Tuesday, AirAsia will hold a 49% stake in a joint venture to set up AirAsia India while the Indian parties will take up 51% (30% by Tata Sons, the promoter of Tata Group's key companies, and 21% by Telestra, owned by Arun Bhatia).

Bhatia's son Amit Bhatia is the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's son-in-law. Telestra is a unit of Hindustan Aerosystems Pvt Ltd, which makes and supplies precision components for the aerospace industry.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FlyScoot - Cabin Crew Recruitment 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew - ( Singapore & Beijing )

* Malaysian ,Singapore and Singapore PR and Chinese citizen
* Minimum age of 18 years old
* Females who are at least 1.58m; males who are at least 1.65m in height
· Degree/ Diploma
* At least 2 principal level passes and 2 subsidiary passes in STPM/GCE ‘A’ level or its equivalent
* At least 5 credits in SPM/GCE ‘O’ level and relevant working experience
* For Malaysian qualifications at SPM level, at least 5 credits including a minimum grade of B4 in English and working experience is required.

Is being a flight attendant all that glamorous? - Part 2

Serving demanding customers in a restaurant can be nasty business. But up in the air, it can be many times worse.

Cranky passengers and crying children cramped into limited space for hours thousands of miles in the air make for one of the most pressurizing (pun intended) working environments in any service industry.

“There’s a 50/50 chance of a flight being smooth or a complete nightmare. The stress can be incredibly high – and there’s no escape. You’re in a plane. You can’t leave and take a smoke or walk to the back of a restaurant for some fresh air. You take a minute to calm yourself in the tiny crew galley and then it’s back to work to face those annoyed, uncomfortable and angry passengers,” summed up Qantas steward Rick, 36.

In his almost decade long career as a flight steward, Rick has done everything from warming up milk in an ice bucket while balancing a screaming baby on his hip, to chasing couples hoping to join the mile-high club out of plane toilets.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cathay Pacific - Flight Attendant Recruitment

Flight Attendant

Imagine a career where you can make a real difference in the customer’s journey from beginning to end, delivering world class passenger travel experiences. With safety and superior customer service as main priorities, and as part of the Cathay Pacific worldwide family, you’ll be building your career and our reputation as one of the world’s most admired airlines.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out inflight safety and security procedures
  • Provide excellent customer service which exceeds passengers’ expectations
  • Anticipate and respond to passengers’ needs promptly and in a professional manner
Flight Attendant (Hong Kong Base)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Is being a flight attendant all that glamorous? - Part 1

What’s life really like behind the bright smiles, perfect uniforms and five-star hotel stays of jet-setting flight attendants?  In a three-part series on the inflight service industry, Yahoo! Singapore finds out that it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be. In the first part of this series, we explain how the initial attraction and glamour attached to the job can be quickly replaced by travel fatigue and loneliness. (For the purposes of this series, only first names have been used as most flight crew are bound by confidentiality agreements)

A glamorous life in the skies, jet-setting to exotic cities like Tokyo, London and Paris --  and being paid (very well) to do it.

To many, the perfectly coiffed and immaculate airline crew have it all – striding confidently and elegantly through international airports and being able to picnic at the Eiffel Tower one week and then be on safari in South Africa the next, all the while staying in five-star luxury hotels.

But ask the flight stewards and stewardesses themselves and you get a very different picture.

“Supermodels in uniform? Most of the time, we feel like waitresses – just further above ground,” scoffs a senior stewardess Vanessa K, 34, who flies with a well-known Hong Kong carrier.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Air Asia Cabin Crew - Walk in Interview ( Manila )

Minimum Criteria:

Male and female age between 20 and 35years
Height: Female - min. 160cm, max. 170cm barefoot
Male – min. 170cm, max. 180cm barefoot
At least college level (2nd year), should be fluent in English and Filipino
With clear complexion and good set of teeth
With weight proportional to height
Height (ladies): minimum 160cm, maximum 170cm barefoot
Height (men): minimum 170cm, maximum 180cm barefoot
University/College graduate, should be fluent in English and Filipino
Dress code: business attire (ladies: knee-length skirt ONLY and full make up)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

EasyJet announces 330 new permanent jobs for pilots ( with salary details )

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced 330 new permanent jobs in 2013 for pilots as part of a new career structure to provide cadet and First Officer opportunities for pilots looking for a career at easyJet.

The new permanent First Officer positions will be offered across all 11 of easyJet’s UK bases – Gatwick, Southend, Luton, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast.

easyJet has also reshaped and formalised its career structure. This will provide cadets with the opportunity to gain experience and flying hours followed by a new entrant contract for experienced First Officers which in turn leads to a long-term career at easyJet and the opportunity to become a Captain.

easyJet’s financial performance demonstrates that the airline is well positioned to continue to profitably grow in the European short-haul market creating attractive long-term careers for pilots in the UK and across Europe. No other UK airline is recruiting on this scale this year.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Direct entry FO/Capt - A330, A320 & ATR - Cebu Pacific

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Cabin Crew Open Day - Cebu Pacific

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Batavia Air Ends Operations After Bankruptcy Petition Approved

Private carrier Batavia Air announced that it would cease operations beginning at 12 a.m. on Thursday after a Jakarta court ruled in favor of a bankruptcy petition filed against the airline on Wednesday.

“Starting tonight at 12:00 a.m. midnight, all operational activities of Batavia Air will cease,” Batavia’s lawyer Raden Catur said after a hearing at the Central Jakarta Commercial Court.

The bankruptcy petition was filed by the International Lease Finance Corporation, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in the United States, and concerned a $4.68 million debt.

Batavia reportedly failed to pay leasing fees for an Airbus A330 fleet it leased from the US firm at the agreed upon deadline on Dec. 13, 2012. The airline was planning to use the fleet to serve Indonesian hajj pilgrims, but failed to win a bid for that.

“[We] decide to grant the petition, entirely,” chief judge Agus Iskandar told the Wednesday hearing, as reported by Indonesian news portal

Catur said Batavia had seven days to decide whether to appeal the verdict and had yet to make any decision on the matter.

Article taken from JakartaGlobe

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