Tag Archives: SIA

MILLIONS SPENT TO BRING IN TOURISTS TO SINGAPORE

The Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take their partnership to a new level, by jointly investing $33.75 million to promote Singapore as an attractive travel destination. This is the highest-ever amount to invested in promoting Singapore to the world. Singapore is a small country, we are bounded by a scarcity of land to build all these new theme parks or tourist attractions. We have to pool our resources to ensure that what we have currently still works many more years down the road, and that we keep one step ahead of our competitors.

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DISINCENTIVE SCHEME FOR TAKING MCS A VIOLATION OF RIGHTS

Employees have incentive points that are docked when they submit a medical certificate – recorded as casual MC – for common ailments such as cold and cough. Everyone starts with 10 points each year, which are progressively deducted and all lost once 12 casual MCs are accumulated.

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SIA REASSURES STAFF ON MC RIGHTS, STAFF STILL UNHAPPY

However, staff were still disappointed in the circular, as they indicated that it is still quite clear that the SIA management sees nothing wrong with the current practice. and there is no mention of a possible review or rethink, which is quite disheartening. Staff also indicated the current system penalises everyone, including those who are genuinely ill. It does not matter how much. The fact that weightage is given to the MC component is taken into account is unfair.

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SIA STEWARDESS FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL ROOM

Sad news for SIA yesterday. One of their air stewardess was found dead in a San Francisco hotel room, several hours before she was to depart from the city on the return leg of a long-haul flight. The SIA stewardess was named as Vanessa Yeap, 38, who was a senior stewardess on Flight SQ2 from Singapore to San Francisco with a stopover in Hong Kong. San Francisco authorities are still investigating the cause of death.

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SQ HIRING FOREIGN TALENT AS PILOTS

Singapore Airlines is actively reaching out to more nationalities for their cadet pilot recruitment drive. It says that this was to meet future needs. Singapore Airlines has always been noted to hire Singapore citizens and Singapore PR as pilots, and it is believed to be the first time that SIA has publicly cast its net wide for cockpit crew. Seems now even SIA, the national carrier, is looking for foreign talent to fill up their pool of pilots. Does this mean that there are really no longer many Singaporeans who wants to be pilots? Or is our talent pool and labour force really dwindling?

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CUSTOMER LEFT SORELY DISAPPOINTED WITH SIA’S BOOKING SERVICE

Since whoever that responded (see attached) to my facebook post thinks that integrity within SIA is not important and still requested me to write in instead of taking the initiative to contact me without further delays, I am writing in with the exact same message that I have posted on your facebook page.

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NETIZEN: PM LEE & HO CHING TOOK SIA BUSINESS CLASS FOR PRIVATE HOLIDAY TO JAPAN, RESPECT!

Flew back to Singapore from Haneda airport last night. On the same flight in Business Class was PM Lee and Madam Ho Ching who was returning from their private vacation. I pointed out to a French couple sitting next to me in economy that we are taking the same flight as the Singapore Prime Minister. They were quite shocked that our PM is flying commercial. The French gentleman told me that his company Ceo only flew private jet. So I remark that perhaps his company's turnover is bigger than Singapore GDP. He replied was No and that his CEO and company should learn from Singapore.

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SQ STEWARDESS HELPS FEED TODDLER SO MOTHER CAN EAT INFLIGHT MEAL

This lady seated in front of me at seat 31J seemed to be separated from her hubby as he could not get a seat besides her (only my guess as I didn't get to speak to her). Anyway I see her having to manage the toddler pretty much herself through the 5over hours of flight. Every parent who flew with young babies would know how unnerving and tiring it is. Praying hard that baby will take to flying well, praying hard baby will not fuss too much, praying hard we don't get deadly stares from people around us if baby should cry. Managing a baby alone means there's no help and there's no chance of having a break at all. Often we just have to deny ourselves of rest and hunger so we can tend to the little one. Yesterday on this flight, I saw this air stewardess, Ms Han I think...I didn't get her full name as well, taking the initiative to feed the toddler so the mummy could get a breather and enjoy her inflight meal. She told the mum to take her time with her meal. It seems like a very simple gesture but means a world to a mum managing baby alone. Being able to just eat without interruption is such a luxury. Salute to all super single-traveling mummies who are so brave and self sacrificial in taking care of your little ones.

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