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To Help Your Applications

Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 6:00 am

For those of you who are in any way serious about your applications the following link could and should provide food for thought; :wink:

http://www.airsafe.com/

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Re: To Help Your Applications

Postby 12345 » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:21 am

Plavt wrote:For those of you who are in any way serious about your applications the following link could and should provide food for thought; :wink:

http://www.airsafe.com/


I don't see how that would in any way help our applications...?? :roll:

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Postby dOvee » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:22 am

omg~ seems like every one month has one accident :cry: :cry: scary..

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Postby VeniE » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:17 pm

I think this kind of accident is unavoidable.

That's why before the plane is ready to fly, they always do super stringent check. Once they miss one small part, they have to redo the whole checking process again. A single small mistake can cause accident.

I think what Plavt is trying to say is..

if you wanna be cabin crew, you got to be prepare for this kind of thing.
that's what a cabin crew's role abt>>> looking after the SAFETY and comfort of passengers.

anything happen, is you die first not the passengers...
*** TOUCH WOOD!!!***
Soaring above all

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Postby the*Shoes » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 12:54 pm

VeniE wrote:
anything happen, is you die first not the passengers...
*** TOUCH WOOD!!!***


Yep, right !
And I am sure anyone who has the spirit will get the job. :D

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Re: To Help Your Applications

Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 2:03 pm

12345 wrote:I don't see how that would in any way help our applications...?? :roll:


Why am I not surprised? :roll:

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 2:07 pm

At the moment (morning here in Britain) I am unable to retrieve the page so I don't know if posters are seeing what I read. However, there was far more than mention of an accident. Let's hope it comes back online for me anyway. :(

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 2:40 pm

VeniE wrote:if you wanna be cabin crew, you got to be prepare for this kind of thing.
that's what a cabin crew's role abt>>> looking after the SAFETY and comfort of passengers.


I don't know if you saw the same page for the reasons I mention in one of my above posts. However, you have a point; airlines aren't obliged to provide passenger comforts, the attendants are there primarily for safety reasons. :wink:

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Postby stanmysterio » Tue, 02 Oct 2007 10:30 pm

Plavt wrote:
VeniE wrote:if you wanna be cabin crew, you got to be prepare for this kind of thing.
that's what a cabin crew's role abt>>> looking after the SAFETY and comfort of passengers.


I don't know if you saw the same page for the reasons I mention in one of my above posts. However, you have a point; airlines aren't obliged to provide passenger comforts, the attendants are there primarily for safety reasons. :wink:



PLavt, u seem to know alot about the trade! In fact i find the links you send resourceful. Well im quite bothered by this question in my mind.....during an interview a question "why did u choose to be an air flight attendant instead of a pilot", how should one answered if that person (me) is eager to be in either field, but choses the FA as a stepping stone...... :roll:

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 03 Oct 2007 12:40 am

Hi stanmysterio,
I think the best way is to simply sit down with a notepad and simply list all the positive and negative things you can think of under the two headings of flight attendant and pilot. For example a pilot will be well paid and in some respects will get a better deal than the cabin crew (depending on company policy) may stay in a better hotel and won't have as much interaction with the passengers. On the other hand it will be more difficult to acquire such a position, will require a more rigorous medical, if not you will require frequent checks (every six months unless I am mistake), will be subject to routine assessment of your flying abilities again I think this every six months and could result in your grounding should you fail some or all of it (at least that happens with BA and I would imaging SIA to be on a par as far as pilot competencies are concerned). A small medical ailment insignificant elsewhere including the cabin crew could mean the end of your days as a pilot. These are just some of the issues to consider.

As cabin crew you will have to deal face to face with not only a variety of people but a variety of personalities and cultures not to mention their respective languages and from all walks of life. In those long gone days when I was a young man :oops: about the only people who flew were the wealthy, rich and famous. Such people were well mostly well educated and well mannered and for the most part easier to deal with. These days people can be rich, poor, honest, criminal, employed or unemployed and many may not have flown before. A good many people are nervous of flying and in some areas of the world you will find that may be the reason some go to the bar and have one to many (this I believe to be something that will come up in training).

You may or may not have noticed when you have flown experienced airline staff are very good at routing out passengers who are likely to be troublesome before they even get the chance - that's how your people management skills develop as often you will have to talk to such persons employing a good deal of tact.

These are only some things to consider as you may find more but what matters is what you find the more appealing together with how to manage(hint :wink: ) those aspects of the job you find appealing.

Finally this will take you some time and provide some entertainment but do have a look at the links provided by _Good_, I have just completed watching all of them. You aren't likely to find a Japanese girl that rebellious of course unless she aims on being evicted from training faster than she can blink. However like all things there is an element of truth with some situations that could conceivably exist in reality. (e.g. in one clip where Misaki is serving the drinks the senior shows how to deal with an elderly passenger's request). Have fun and don't give up interviews like anything else need preparation and practice if possible.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/showseries?id=732 (scroll down)

For potential pilots;

http://www.askcaptainlim.com (a former MAS pilot [retired])

Some suggested readind; The Naked Pilot David Beatty,
Flying The Big Jets Stanley Stewart

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Postby stanmysterio » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 12:54 am

Plavt wrote:Hi stanmysterio,
I think the best way is to simply sit down with a notepad and simply list all the positive and negative things you can think of under the two headings of flight attendant and pilot. For example a pilot will be well paid and in some respects will get a better deal than the cabin crew (depending on company policy) may stay in a better hotel and won't have as much interaction with the passengers. On the other hand it will be more difficult to acquire such a position, will require a more rigorous medical, if not you will require frequent checks (every six months unless I am mistake), will be subject to routine assessment of your flying abilities again I think this every six months and could result in your grounding should you fail some or all of it (at least that happens with BA and I would imaging SIA to be on a par as far as pilot competencies are concerned). A small medical ailment insignificant elsewhere including the cabin crew could mean the end of your days as a pilot. These are just some of the issues to consider.

As cabin crew you will have to deal face to face with not only a variety of people but a variety of personalities and cultures not to mention their respective languages and from all walks of life. In those long gone days when I was a young man :oops: about the only people who flew were the wealthy, rich and famous. Such people were well mostly well educated and well mannered and for the most part easier to deal with. These days people can be rich, poor, honest, criminal, employed or unemployed and many may not have flown before. A good many people are nervous of flying and in some areas of the world you will find that may be the reason some go to the bar and have one to many (this I believe to be something that will come up in training).

You may or may not have noticed when you have flown experienced airline staff are very good at routing out passengers who are likely to be troublesome before they even get the chance - that's how your people management skills develop as often you will have to talk to such persons employing a good deal of tact.

These are only some things to consider as you may find more but what matters is what you find the more appealing together with how to manage(hint :wink: ) those aspects of the job you find appealing.

Finally this will take you some time and provide some entertainment but do have a look at the links provided by _Good_, I have just completed watching all of them. You aren't likely to find a Japanese girl that rebellious of course unless she aims on being evicted from training faster than she can blink. However like all things there is an element of truth with some situations that could conceivably exist in reality. (e.g. in one clip where Misaki is serving the drinks the senior shows how to deal with an elderly passenger's request). Have fun and don't give up interviews like anything else need preparation and practice if possible.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/showseries?id=732 (scroll down)

For potential pilots;

http://www.askcaptainlim.com (a former MAS pilot [retired])

Some suggested readind; The Naked Pilot David Beatty,
Flying The Big Jets Stanley Stewart


Plavt,

well said, guess i will just do this way as it surely an effective way to solve my doubts. I still have time.....3+ months to ORD....


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