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Postby kint » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 10:27 pm

Hi people!

I have a few questions in mind and have read through the whole forum but cant seem to find the answers so hope you guys could help out.

a) When air stewardesses travel to far places like Europe, the states, etc, do they have their own hotel room or do they share?

b) Do SIA accept asthmatics?

c) Are the schedules hectic, as in do they land in Singapore at night and then off to another flight the next day?

d) I have some light scars on my face (caused by acne in the past, but it could be covered in makeup), I will still be rejected?

e) Will it be a different crew everytime you fly?

f) Are the rules strict? Are you able to have dark brown hair or something?

Thanks for helping!

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Postby corines143 » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 12:57 pm

Hi KINT

I might be able to help you answer the questions.. here goes :


a) When air stewardesses travel to far places like Europe, the states, etc, do they have their own hotel room or do they share? THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ROOM EAACH... SOME ARE WORRIED COS THEY DONT WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE

b) Do SIA accept asthmatics? YOU MEAN YOU HAVE ASTHMA? WELL TELL THEM THE TRUTH COS IF YOU DONT,THEY WILL FIND OUT DURING THE MEDICAL. DONT LIE. BAD IMPRESSION. TRY TO ASK THEM HOW CAN YOU SOLVE IT COS ARE KEEN TO JOIN

c) Are the schedules hectic, as in do they land in Singapore at night and then off to another flight the next day? SOME FLY OFF THE NEXT DAY. OTHERS MIGHT STAY IN THAT FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR DAYS OR EVEN A WEEK. DEPENDS

d) I have some light scars on my face (caused by acne in the past, but it could be covered in makeup), I will still be rejected? NO YOU WONT IF YOU COVER IT UP PROPERLY.

e) Will it be a different crew everytime you fly? YES AT TIMES. SO BE PREPARED TO MEET AND WORK WITH DIFFERENT CREW.

f) Are the rules strict? Are you able to have dark brown hair or something? WHEN YOU ARE SELECTED, YOU MUST DYE YOUR HAIR BLACK.
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Postby Plavt » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 4:00 pm

corines143 wrote:Hi KINT

I might be able to help you answer the questions.. here goes :


a) When air stewardesses travel to far places like Europe, the states, etc, do they have their own hotel room or do they share? THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ROOM EAACH... SOME ARE WORRIED COS THEY DONT WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE

This issue was mentioned before and was answered by a newly recruited steward who said during traing they share however that was a while ago.


MIGHT STAY IN THAT FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR DAYS OR EVEN A WEEK. DEPENDS





Not true most stopovers are only two nights with one or two exceptions, I think they stay 4 days in Las Vegas but that is for time difference reasons.
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Postby tenshi » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 12:19 am

Hi

I have natural dark brown hair. I was born this way and my mum and sisters have dark brown hair as well. Over the years of swimming and playing sports under the sun, my hair is slightly lighter than my natural shade but it's still a natural dark brown. Do I still have to dye my hair black?

Appreciate if someone can address this issue.

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corines143 wrote:Hi KINT

I might be able to help you answer the questions.. here goes :


a) When air stewardesses travel to far places like Europe, the states, etc, do they have their own hotel room or do they share? THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ROOM EAACH... SOME ARE WORRIED COS THEY DONT WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE

b) Do SIA accept asthmatics? YOU MEAN YOU HAVE ASTHMA? WELL TELL THEM THE TRUTH COS IF YOU DONT,THEY WILL FIND OUT DURING THE MEDICAL. DONT LIE. BAD IMPRESSION. TRY TO ASK THEM HOW CAN YOU SOLVE IT COS ARE KEEN TO JOIN

c) Are the schedules hectic, as in do they land in Singapore at night and then off to another flight the next day? SOME FLY OFF THE NEXT DAY. OTHERS MIGHT STAY IN THAT FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR DAYS OR EVEN A WEEK. DEPENDS

d) I have some light scars on my face (caused by acne in the past, but it could be covered in makeup), I will still be rejected? NO YOU WONT IF YOU COVER IT UP PROPERLY.

e) Will it be a different crew everytime you fly? YES AT TIMES. SO BE PREPARED TO MEET AND WORK WITH DIFFERENT CREW.

f) Are the rules strict? Are you able to have dark brown hair or something? WHEN YOU ARE SELECTED, YOU MUST DYE YOUR HAIR BLACK.

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Postby missphish » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 8:47 am

Hello tenshi and kint,

According to the grooming standards that they sent to us, it states that "colouring of hair through dyeing/highlighting is allowed but colours are limited to dark brown or black. The result must be subtle and natural to the original hair colour." So i think its alright to have hair of dark brown shade, at least during training (its a guide for crew attending courses). Not so sure about when you start flying BUT it should be the same standards..

Hello Corines143,
Where did you get the information that we'll have to dye the hair black? A new rule? Or is it for crew after you finish training? Doesn't make sense if you have to dye it black after training... hmm..

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tenshi wrote:Hi

I have natural dark brown hair. I was born this way and my mum and sisters have dark brown hair as well. Over the years of swimming and playing sports under the sun, my hair is slightly lighter than my natural shade but it's still a natural dark brown. Do I still have to dye my hair black?

Appreciate if someone can address this issue.

tenshi

corines143 wrote:Hi KINT

f) Are the rules strict? Are you able to have dark brown hair or something? WHEN YOU ARE SELECTED, YOU MUST DYE YOUR HAIR BLACK.

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Postby kint » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 5:01 pm

Thanks guys for all the helpful answers. The temporary dye is a good idea but I'm kinda worried that they will not accept girls with asthma. I do take precautions for my condition and I do not know if this could serve as a good enough reason to the interviewers. Do you guys know anyone in Cabin Crew with asthma?

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 5:13 pm

kint wrote:Thanks guys for all the helpful answers. The temporary dye is a good idea but I'm kinda worried that they will not accept girls with asthma. I do take precautions for my condition and I do not know if this could serve as a good enough reason to the interviewers. Do you guys know anyone in Cabin Crew with asthma?



I would think this most unlikely due to the safety aspect; during an emergency you would need good reactions to protect yourself and passengers. With the possibility of an attack at unspecified moments you may constitute a danger.

Sorry for the bad news, do have a look a ground jobs if you really want to work in aviation.

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Postby corines143 » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 11:39 pm

Hi Missphish

yea after training you have to dye it back to black.. my friend got thru her training and now shes flying. she was asked to dye it black.

i aint so sure cos maybe hers are really dyed tahts why.. you can try and ask when you are being interviewed.

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Re: thank you

Postby kint » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 2:37 pm

Plavt wrote:I would think this most unlikely due to the safety aspect; during an emergency you would need good reactions to protect yourself and passengers. With the possibility of an attack at unspecified moments you may constitute a danger.

Sorry for the bad news, do have a look a ground jobs if you really want to work in aviation.


Thanks but man, thats a bummer.. I really really want to fly. I do not think my asthma is that serious, its just mild wheezing when it happens, which can be cured instantly by the inhaler. In case of emergency, I am positive that my asthma do not act up when I'm frightened/excited/etc. So I really dont know, it will be such a waste if its because of my condition that I cant get selected.

Thanks BlancD for all the messages, i'm sorry I can PM back because I'm still a newbie and have not hit the 5 post requirements but hey, thanks anyway!

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 4:08 pm

kint wrote:
Thanks but man, thats a bummer.. I really really want to fly. I do not think my asthma is that serious, its just mild wheezing when it happens, which can be cured instantly by the inhaler.


Unfortunately the medical requirements for aircrew in all capacities are very strict and serious or not they may still reject you. Since neither you nor I know the criteria the doctor operates under I suggest you write to the airlines cabin crew department and ask to save yourself some disappointment.

Hope you don't feel 'labeled' lots of people have medical ailments or problems that stop them doing certain jobs.

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Re: thank you

Postby blizz1209 » Sun, 12 Nov 2006 6:36 pm

kint wrote:
Plavt wrote:I would think this most unlikely due to the safety aspect; during an emergency you would need good reactions to protect yourself and passengers. With the possibility of an attack at unspecified moments you may constitute a danger.

Sorry for the bad news, do have a look a ground jobs if you really want to work in aviation.


Thanks but man, thats a bummer.. I really really want to fly. I do not think my asthma is that serious, its just mild wheezing when it happens, which can be cured instantly by the inhaler. In case of emergency, I am positive that my asthma do not act up when I'm frightened/excited/etc. So I really dont know, it will be such a waste if its because of my condition that I cant get selected.

Thanks BlancD for all the messages, i'm sorry I can PM back because I'm still a newbie and have not hit the 5 post requirements but hey, thanks anyway!


Dear Kint,

I supposed childhood asthma is all right, it is quite common. However, do u have asthma attack often? I think it very much depend on the seriousness and the frequency that u encounter an attack. I have a girlfriend, hers is pretty serious case when she could b 'immune' to the inhaler sometimes.

I know u r very keen into being a cabin crew. But if your case is rather serious, and for your own safety, being a cabin crew is really not advisable.

Just a piece of advise.


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Postby ruggle » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 3:48 am

hi i been flying for 11 years and never knew that being asthmatic poses a problem for the airline recruitment process?? haha just be yourself and relax and enjoy the interviewing process..let the doctors assess the situations and hope it clear the doubts..cheers

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Postby pandora » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 6:34 pm

Hi

I was previouly with SQ. My hair is also a shade of brown, which appears lighter under the sun/ light. The main thing is that your hair colour must be natural, i.e. if you are Asian, you definitely will not have blond hair, right (not including those of mixed parentage)?

Just tell the recruiter the truth.

I had childhood asthma as well, but have never had any attack since I was a kid. But I told the doc about it during the medical check as well.

If the doc is able to ascertain that your medical condition will not hinder you from executing your duties, you will get the job if you are selected.

But always remember that honesty is the bottom line when applying for any job. Cause when the skeleton in your closet is found out later, well, that would not bode well.

Of course, do keep your sexual preference to yourself :p The interviewer doesn't want to know that... I think ;)

All the best!
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Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 6:54 pm

pandora wrote:Hi

I was previouly with SQ. My hair is also a shade of brown, which appears lighter under the sun/ light.


Glad you mentioned that as the last time I flew from Japan to Singapore there was new trainee stewardess with noticeably brown hair. Where people get it from that you have to dye your hair black I really don't know.

I had childhood asthma as well, but have never had any attack since I was a kid. But I told the doc about it during the medical check as well.:???:



I would not dispute your situation but somebody else here mentions the airline can still reject you irrespective of what the doctor says. I think the problem over this issue is policies change over time and outsiders never know what they are. You are quite right when you say one should not conceal it; I still remember a colleague working with another person who suffered seizures but had not told anybody. The colleague got a shock the day the other person inevitably suffered an attack since he had no idea what was wrong!

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Postby pandora » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 7:10 pm

Plavt wrote:
pandora wrote:Hi

I was previouly with SQ. My hair is also a shade of brown, which appears lighter under the sun/ light.


Glad you mentioned that as the last time I flew from Japan to Singapore there was new trainee stewardess with noticeably brown hair. Where people get it from that you have to dye your hair black I really don't know.

I had childhood asthma as well, but have never had any attack since I was a kid. But I told the doc about it during the medical check as well.:???:



I would not dispute your situation but somebody else here mentions the airline can still reject you irrespective of what the doctor says. I think the problem over this issue is policies change over time and outsiders never know what they are. You are quite right when you say one should not conceal it; I still remember a colleague working with another person who suffered seizures but had not told anybody. The colleague got a shock the day the other person inevitably suffered an attack since he had no idea what was wrong!


Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the airline has the right of refusal! #-o Ultimately, the employer has the final say.
Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity. - John Brown


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