They are the newest set of cabin crew of Philippine Airlines, so yes you may think that they are the most junior. Well let's just say all are junior seniors! Confused? This is batch ICCT1701 who just graduated today, June 13. Hence, they are supposedly the most junior in Philippine Airlines but they are actually former PAL Express cabin crew abridged to Philippine Airlines with some who have more than 10 years flying experience! Now you know.
Definitely, this batch is no stranger to flying. If we are to average their years of flying experience, we would say it should be 4 years. Yet, moving from PAL Express to Philippine Airlines was no easy task for this batch as it also entailed a lot of sleepless nights and studying. Yet, their years of experience proved an advantage as ICCT1701 made things easier for their trainers Ms. Marinette Punzalan and Ms. Roxanne Rivera.
The graduation was graced by Mr. Bonifacio Sam, President of PAL Express, guest speaker and PAL Express AVP for Cabin Services Mr. Leonides Pena, Philippine Airlines AVP for Cabin Services Ms. Ana Alvarez, Manager for Inflight Services Training Division Mr. Ferdie Legaspi, other trainers from PAL and line administrators from PAL Express.
The ceremonial pinning of the wings is the most important part of the graduation as it makes one officially a cabin crew of the airline. Well, there is a second 'wings', no need to pin it, your just have to carry it in your pockets to enjoy discounts and privileges at all our partner establishments!
This graduation was also very special to us as we were together with 2 airlines that are very close to our hearts, Philippine Airlines and PAL Express. It was special that we wore our brand new 2017 work shirts bearing the new Flyhigh Manila logo. This is also the very first cabin crew graduation to be featured on this page!
Ms. Marinette Punzalan, ICCT1701 trainor-in-charge addresses her students and new graduates. "S-erve from the bottom of your heart, T-ake time to learn new skills, A-ppreciate your blessings more than anything else and R-ise above the challenges you will face...be the best you can be and shine through the best and the worst of times" she says.
Congratulations again Philippine Airlines ICCT1701! Let your wings take you further to new places and heights while bringing with you the values imparted on you as the crew of choice.