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Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:00 pm
by Plavt
blancD wrote:
Matt10 wrote:Just asked an SIA cabin crew, if they go to UK, US or Europe, they spend 5 days over there. :D If they go to HK, they sometimes do turnaround and sometimes have layover. If they go to US, they can even stay up to 7 days and when they return to Singapore, they will have 3 days off.


yeap, what Matt says is true, they spend a week in London and then have 3 days off... I've confirmed this with a friend whois working for SIA. 5-7 days layover normally applies to Europe. However, from a general view, a many crew dislike the long haul flights due to the long hours of travel and work.
They often do not get to visit the places and are usually stuck between the boundaries of a country's airport and hotel. I guess thats the price to pay for the wage.


What Matt10 says is RUBBISH they do not spend 5-7 days in London if you seriously believe that thick would be the kindest word! Hotels that the crew are allocated cost the best part of £100 per night! Do some simple mathematics man instead of indulging in fantasies.

Plavt.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:05 pm
by Matt10
This info about layover in London for 5 days was mentioned in the newspaper. A cabin crew of SIA mention that he stay for 5 days in Europe if he has flight there. They also get about $210 a day in UK for allowance. It was an article called "Confessions of a flight steward".

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:13 pm
by sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi
Well SIA crew do spend 3-5 days in Europe..
That is what my cousin who is an FA told me.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:18 pm
by Plavt
Matt10 wrote:This info about layover in London for 5 days was mentioned in the newspaper. A cabin crew of SIA mention that he stay for 5 days in Europe if he has flight there. They also get about $210 a day in UK for allowance. It was an article called "Confessions of a flight steward".


OMG not again you have taken a newspaper article verbatim! That is highly inaccurate. The only way they might stay more than two days is if they happen to be on Standby Duty, normal layovers are as I have said already a mere two days. That friend flies here more than anywhere else besides in the days before 9/11 I was in the cockpit talking to the pilots who themselves had only two nights. As I said to the previous poster do some simple mathematics. SIA operates three flights per day to London which involves almost 60 crew, if they were laying over the lengths of time you quote from the newspaper that would involve around 240 rooms. Do you think any business is going to be dumb enough to pay that amount just so there employees can do nothing? $210 is £70, I doubt if it is that much.
Be very careful of what newspaper reporters say they often exaggerate in an attempt to sensationalize their stories. Perhaps you could supply me with your source - would like to see it.


Plavt.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:20 pm
by Matt10
Go to The Newpaper website and look for the article yourself. Few months ago. Happy searching!

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:21 pm
by Plavt
sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:Well SIA crew do spend 3-5 days in Europe..
That is what my cousin who is an FA told me.



Read my other posts Mr Donno/Matt10/sQ-Steward-Shazni as I know you are simply being provocative and nothing else.

Plavt.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:22 pm
by Vaucluse
Ok, just asked an SQ FA - max 5 days (of which one day is arrival and one day is departure day) which leaves three days off and that will change as well.
Qantas has two off days in London.

Plavt, why do you bother?

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:24 pm
by Plavt
Matt10 wrote:Go to The Newpaper website and look for the article yourself. Few months ago. Happy searching!


Which newspaper website? Which newspaper? What is the article title? What is the date?
A few months ago? How come you remember such detail. Your posts are obviously a work of fiction. Now back to your schoolbooks before teacher notices you are missing.


Plavt.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:25 pm
by Saint
sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:Well SIA crew do spend 3-5 days in Europe..
That is what my cousin who is an FA told me.


They probably spend 3-5 days away from Singapore which would including flying/working time. So as Plavt keeps saying, only 2 days :roll:

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:25 pm
by Matt10
It is also against the airline regulation to let the cabin crew to stay for two days after a 14 or more hours flight from singapore to London. This regulation has been emphasised since an incident about an SIA cabin crew collapsed during a flight back from US. I think you need to call SIASU or SIA crew control for more info.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:27 pm
by Plavt
Vaucluse wrote:

Plavt, why do you bother?


Hmmm......... a very good question, maybe when 'our friend' appears I should just hit that little x in the top right corner of my screen.


Plavt.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:30 pm
by Matt10
Plavt wrote:
Matt10 wrote:Go to The Newpaper website and look for the article yourself. Few months ago. Happy searching!


Which newspaper website? Which newspaper? What is the article title? What is the date?
A few months ago? How come you remember such detail. Your posts are obviously a work of fiction. Now back to your schoolbooks before teacher notices you are missing.


Plavt.


I already mentioned the newspaper's name and also mentioned about the article's name. Definitely i cant remember the exact date.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:32 pm
by sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi
Dude,it is really 3-5 days.

In long haul sector usually the minimum will be 3 days.
The FAA discussed this too..

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:35 pm
by Plavt
Matt10 wrote:
I already mentioned the newspaper's .


Where? specify again if you are so sure.

Plavt.

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2006 7:35 pm
by Matt10
Matt10 wrote:Go to The Newpaper website and look for the article yourself. Few months ago. Happy searching!