We just find it strange how people complain about better services, flight delays, and anything they can complain of under the sun but the very same do not know how to follow simple instructions and rules. Moreso, they remain defiant! This is a picture from Francis Arjonillo of the PPSG or Philippine Plane Spotters Group. Seen here are passengers standing up to get their luggage and quickly line-up for the door while the fasten seatbelt signs are on.
It was indeed a very emotional moment for Saudia cabin crew as the bodies of their colleagues who were killed in the recent Sri Lanka attacks finally arrive home, at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The bodies of Cabin crew Ahmed Zain Jaafari and Hani Maged Othman were greeted by their tearful colleagues at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
Vietnam's newest airline Bamboo Airways is now hiring flight attendants from all nationalities! With a book order of 48 Airbus A321NEO and 30 Boeing 787-9, they definitely have a large shoe to fill. So far, there is still no hiring in the Philippines but the fact that the airline is open to all nationalities, you might want to try your luck to head out to Hanoi and apply. Try to take a tour around too.
Cebu Pacific is in need of more cabin crew due to the arrival of more aircraft and the addition of new destinations and frequencies. Thus, they will be holding a cabin crew open recruitment day on May 18 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. We are still awaiting for the time and other details but so far, here are what we could share to you.
In an overwhelming 'yes' vote, Cebu Pacific regular cabin crew members establishes the Juan Wing Association of the Philippines (JWAP) after its elections last April 1 to 5. Out of 1,135 votes cast, a resounding 1,124 voted for YES to form the union, 3 voted for NO, and 8 were spoiled ballots. Both the elections and counting were witnessed and overseen by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Two flight attendants of Saudia Airlines remain unaccounted for after the Easter Sunday Sri Lanka blasts last April 21, 2019 which killed at least 290 people and injured 500. One flight attendant who was injured and accounted for already but the two others still remain missing and their locations are still unknown.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 (5.7 as per Philvocs) jolted Luzon and the epicenter at Zambales caused extensive damage around the Pampanga area and Clark International Airport was one of those structures severely damaged by the powerful earthquake on April 22 at about 5:11pm.
Just like the normal corporate world, flight attendants in the Philippines will no longer be required to wear their uniforms on Fridays and they may choose to fly in civilian clothes during their flights or even on reserve duty. The Philippines civil aviation authority have relayed to all Philippine based airlines to allow flight attendants to go in decent looking civilian wear provided their still wear their wing nameplates.
Flight attendants in the Philippines will soon be playing another role, and that is the role of being a pilot. The Philippine Civil Aviation Authority now requires airlines to train flight attendants to know how to land an airplane in the event that one pilot is incapacitated during mid flight. They will be tasked to assist the remaining pilot in landing the aircraft during an emergency.