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worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby tienchin » Fri, 06 May 2011 2:38 pm

just asking some of u people opinion..

isit worth giving up a current job which earns slightly high $(300-400) den a low cost air line cabin crew?

isit worth giving up a higher pay job for flying?

please comment.........

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 06 May 2011 4:06 pm

tienchin wrote:just asking some of u people opinion..

isit worth giving up a current job which earns slightly high $(300-400) den a low cost air line cabin crew?

isit worth giving up a higher pay job for flying?

please comment.........


With a lot of deep breath, let me answer ..

did you say 300 to 400 per month ?? :-? :-?

And which airline is willing to accept you ?? :D

If you are so much in demand, you should know the answer .. i.e. you decide .. :D

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby slayerk2000 » Fri, 06 May 2011 8:28 pm

tienchin wrote:just asking some of u people opinion..

isit worth giving up a current job which earns slightly high $(300-400) den a low cost air line cabin crew?

isit worth giving up a higher pay job for flying?

please comment.........


I'll take that to mean his current job pays him 300-400 more than budget airline does..

I won't take the budget route unless you're unhappy with your job at the moment.

You don't get to see the world as much on a budget airline and you can go to the places they fly to with the extra 300-400 anyways..unless you really like working in the air..

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Postby no name » Fri, 06 May 2011 8:38 pm

Tienchin

obviously you are concerned with the money. In my humble. opinion, it's not worth it. Though the pay structure was revised last year, it's more or less the same. To answer your question on the JQ thread, you have to fly a lot of hours to get a lot of money that translate to working more than 100 hours and getting called on all your standbys and maybe you unlucky get called on your off day? Full service carriers crew fly normally 70 - 90 hours a month so imagine...

You gotta be motivated to join but sounds like to me that you may not be happy flying for a low cost carrier. Otherwise, take a shot and apply for other full service carriers that pays more. What is there for you to lose? Not flying for low cost that's it.

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby ancientmariner » Sat, 07 May 2011 1:06 am

tienchin wrote:just asking some of u people opinion..

isit worth giving up a current job which earns slightly high $(300-400) den a low cost air line cabin crew?

isit worth giving up a higher pay job for flying?

please comment.........


If you want to use low cost airline job as a stepping stone to join main stream airlines later on , then it might be a good option for you to get some experience for your next job application.

Nevethless, if you like flying job, and no better option in sight, feel free go for it. You should try to do what you like......there is only one life after all!!
Nobody knows about future!

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:37 am

ancientmariner wrote:If you want to use low cost airline job as a stepping stone to join main stream airlines later on , then it might be a good option for you to get some experience for your next job application.


You are kidding right ?? Cabin crew business don't work that way .. from what I know and seen ..

And when you come out of the LCC, you are out of the age rule for most main line carriers .. unless you "GO WEST" (or go middle east .. )

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby tienchin » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:46 am

ecureilx wrote:
ancientmariner wrote:If you want to use low cost airline job as a stepping stone to join main stream airlines later on , then it might be a good option for you to get some experience for your next job application.


You are kidding right ?? Cabin crew business don't work that way .. from what I know and seen ..

And when you come out of the LCC, you are out of the age rule for most main line carriers .. unless you "GO WEST" (or go middle east .. )


actually i'm only 23 this year, so maybe planning to work in a budget airline for 2 year and den try for SQ?

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Postby tienchin » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:51 am

just curious, what is the highest paid budget airline in sg?

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby no name » Sat, 07 May 2011 7:34 pm

tienchin wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
ancientmariner wrote:If you want to use low cost airline job as a stepping stone to join main stream airlines later on , then it might be a good option for you to get some experience for your next job application.


You are kidding right ?? Cabin crew business don't work that way .. from what I know and seen ..

And when you come out of the LCC, you are out of the age rule for most main line carriers .. unless you "GO WEST" (or go middle east .. )


actually i'm only 23 this year, so maybe planning to work in a budget airline for 2 year and den try for SQ?



Even going "WEST", I have seen crew with experience getting booted out .

Tienchien, have you tried SQ before? A lot of ppl thinks joining budget airline then you will be more qualified for other airlines. That is not true. Like what ^^ mentioned, Cabin Crew business does not work that way. A lot of non-cabin crew ppl used that as a logic but I do not agree. I have seen and experienced it myself.

If Jetstar is your dream airline, I say by all means go all out for it. If this is not your first choice but you deem to choose it, don't regret that's all.

IF your dream airline is SQ, take a shot and try it. Imagine this, when you work for 2 years for Jetstar, by then you will be 25 and if there's another financial crisis or when airline is not recruiting as often as it is now (which is very hard to predict two years into the future) not only time flies and you get older (as we all know that SQ likes youthful candidate) and even with other "go west" airlines, competition will be stiff.

How the way you are looking at it is a very short term outlook. Decide what you really want first before proceeding.

Good luck.

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Re: worth being a lowcost airline cabin crew?

Postby Plavt » Sun, 08 May 2011 1:51 am

ecureilx wrote:
ancientmariner wrote:If you want to use low cost airline job as a stepping stone to join main stream airlines later on , then it might be a good option for you to get some experience for your next job application.


You are kidding right ?? Cabin crew business don't work that way .. from what I know and seen ..

And when you come out of the LCC, you are out of the age rule for most main line carriers .. unless you "GO WEST" (or go middle east .. )


Sometimes the experience gained in LCC's can be advantageous, some who used to post here used that route, but it doesn't gaurantee anything. Just have to take whatever chance is offered assuming the OP goes for it.

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Postby tienchin » Sun, 08 May 2011 2:59 am

i just have to make a gamble.. thats life? what can we do..

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Postby no name » Sun, 08 May 2011 9:59 pm

tien chien

if your intention is already made up, then why the heck are you asking for our opinions? Are you hoping for us to say something that you were hoping to hear to strengthen your conviction(if any) here?


That's right, "life's a gamble" "what to do" we hear that ALL THE TIME. Just surrender la might as well, life's terrible, life's hard and blah blah.

I cannot believe that I am saying this to an adult - take risk yes by all means. make a gamble while you sound very uncertain that's a sure way to backfire your ass.

Take to take charge of your life boy/girl.

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Postby missyshi » Mon, 09 May 2011 8:16 pm

I don't think it is a good choice to treat a LCC as a stepping stone if you intend to join major airlines like SQ.
For ur info, the work in LCC is so much different from full cost carrier.
So many ppl wanna join sq, Crews from all other airlines are trying.
Which do you think they would choose?
If u are skeptical about the pay, I suggest u go straight to SQ interviews.

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Experience

Postby alealejandro » Tue, 17 May 2011 12:15 am

A few crew from Tiger Airways are now with SQ... A few ex-crew from SQ are now in Tiger...

What's wrong with LCC then?

It's just a matter of choice! :D

I'm a cabin crew and I have the licence and experience to share... :D :D Go get your dream!

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Re: Experience

Postby tienchin » Tue, 17 May 2011 3:46 pm

alealejandro wrote:A few crew from Tiger Airways are now with SQ... A few ex-crew from SQ are now in Tiger...

What's wrong with LCC then?

It's just a matter of choice! :D

I'm a cabin crew and I have the licence and experience to share... :D :D Go get your dream!


cheers!


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