Thursday, June 30, 2005

Virgin Atlantic To Hire Additional Staff

June 27, 2005

Richard Branson' s Virgin Atlantic Airways said on Monday it planned to recruit 1,500 staff over the next 18 months as part of previously flagged expansion plans.
Virgin Atlantic, which increased its fuel surcharges on tickets last week due to high oil prices, said in a statement it planned to create 1,000 new positions, while 500 would be part of natural staff turnover.
The recruitment drive was part of plans announced last year to create 6,000 new jobs in the long term as it doubles its fleet size and flies new routes (starting to fly to Cuba next September). The airline currently employs 8,500 staff. Virgin's larger rival British Airways employs 46,000 staff.
The announcement was in contrast to last week's move to raise the surcharge on tickets sold and issued in Britain by GBP&8 (USD$14,6) per flight. British Airways also said it would increase its surcharges.
Virgin Atlantic is 51 percent owned by Branson' s Virgin Group and 49 percent owned by Singapore Airlines.
Virgin Atlantic has been expanding with new routes to Australia, China, North America, India, Cuba and the Caribbean. It will launch new routes to Dubai and Jamaica in 2006.
The airline ordered USD$5.5 billion in new jets last year. Seven new aircraft will enter service by the end of 2006, bringing its total number of planes to 39.
The company said in a statement it expected to hire up to 1,100 cabin crew and 150 flight deck and new engineering positions. Around 100 extra staff would be employed at its headquarters.


Dangerous place to fly!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Airline of the Year 2005- Final Rankings

Hong Kong International Airport>

> Asiana Cabin Staff

Skytrax Airline of the Year is the global barometer of airline passenger opinions - and is free of any outside or financial influences. It is the only airline survey that can claim a truly worldwide audience-made up of more than 90 different passenger nationalities.

- Final Rankings Airline of the Year 2005

1 Cathay Pacific
2 Qantas Airways
3 Emirates
4 Singapore Airlines
5 British Airways
6 Malaysia Airlines

Best Cabin Staff 2005

1 Asiana Airlines
2 Thai Airways
3 Malaysia Airlines
4 Singapore Airlines
5 Qatar Airways
6 China Airlines
7 Air Tahiti Nui

Quality attributes for the different airline' s cabin staff, listed below:

Assistance during boarding,
Welcoming passengers,
Applying safety procedures,
Food & Beverage service efficiency,
Answering call bell,
Staff language skills,
Problem solving skills,
Discipline among staff,
Enthusiasm of staff,
Sincerity of Staff service,
Friendliness of staff,
Courtesy of Staff service,
Consistency of Quality among staff,
Total service efficiency,
Total cabin presence,
Staff grooming & Presentation.

The Top 10 Airports in the world for 2005:

1 Hong Kong Int'l Airport
2 Singapore Changi Airport
3 Seoul Incheon Airport
4 Munich Airport
5 Kansai International Airport
6 Dubai International Airport
7 KLIA - Kuala Lumpur Airport
8 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
9 Copenhagen Airport
10 Sydney Airport

(Source: Skytrax/

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Evacuation Procedures!!!!

Murphy's Laws for Frequent Flyers

1. No flight ever leaves on time unless you are running late and need the delay to make the flight.
2. If you are running late for a flight,it will depart from the farthest gate within the terminal.
3. If you arrive very early for a flight, it inevitably will be delayed.
4. Flights never leave from Gate#1 at any terminal in the world.
5. If you must work on your flight turbulence starts as soon as you touch pen to paper.
6. If you are assigned a middle seat, you can determine who has the seats on the aisle and the window while you are still in the boarding area.
7. Only passengers seated in window seats ever have to get up to go to the lavatory.
8. The crying baby on board your flight is always seated next to you.
9. The best-looking woman on your flight is never seated next to you.
10. The less carry-on luggage space available on an aircraft, the more carry-on luggage passengers will bring aboard.

PA left on and needing hot woman

This classic joke, with variations, can be found in almost every book with airline humor. And it must have happened somewhere, somehow...
During a particularly rough flight, the airliner pilot addresses his passengers:"The turbulence we passed through was rough, but we have passed that now. The rest of the flight is expected to be smooth. "The pilot was unaware that his PA switch was stuck on, and leaned over to the co-pilot and said:"Boy, was that rough! What I need now is a hot woman and a cold beer."
A flight attendant in the rear of the aircraft heard this, and ran forward to warn the pilot.
As she neared the cockpit, an elderly woman passenger stopped her saying:"Don't forget the beer!

Monday, June 27, 2005

LTE recruiting maybe in August!

LTE seems to be recruiting soon, maybe in August. One of the oldest airlines operating charter flights. They have bases in the Canary Islands,Palma and Barcelona. In winter just the Canary Islands. They fly all over Europe, even to Israel sometimes. People working with them are very happy.
Their address: LTE c/del Ter 27. Poligono San Fuster. 07009 Palma de Mallorca.
Phone number:971475700 Fax: 971478874

Cabin Crew Vacancies

People interested in getting a job in England as cabin crew:

Thomas Cook Airlines (for Spring 2006) ,Flybe, CityJet based in Dublin and Paris (no experience required here),BMI are recruiting people now. Have a look at the second link FAs English Forum/Cabin Crew Jobs. You can apply online!!!Try!

Don't forget to review the Interview tips on the chat Ok? Especially for these British airlines, by this time you should be 100% sure about what you'll find there. Good luck!!!!!