Ardian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 516 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4580 times:
Ow how horrible! Although they are definitely one of the best flying around, I'm speechless right now... Why on earth do they have to sing?! Why!!!
Are there any flight attendants from other airlines who are doing the same thing at their wingsceremony?
I don't think KLM is doing that, but I remembered watching an episode of Airport (BBC) and at the ceremony from Virgin Atlantic, the attendants had to perform a small danceroutine...
(so I'm guessing which is actually worse: to sing or to dance - or both! )
RDYNYC From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 65 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4062 times:
I attended a friends United Airlines Flight Attendant graduation some years back. One of her classmates sang "I Believe I Can Fly"....then, the entire class chimed in! It was actually pretty nice believe it or not!
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Reply 25, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
Quoting Ardian (Reply 22): And Singapore_Air, how does that video infect your image of Singapore Airlines
Well I am going to have to adopt what probably is the SIA company line in saying that it is a great show and proud moment for the graduate's friends and families. It also instils in them the values of Singapore Airlines Group.
I suppose, "as a unit, allows them to build cameraderie, and crew members feel like they are part of a team, not just a member."*
It also gives me a new idea for my trip report.
*Mr Choo Poh Leong, (probably the former) Senior Manager - Cabin Crew Performance quoted in Wirtz, J. Johnston, R (2003), Singapore Airlines: what it takes to sustain service excellence - a senior management perspective, Managing Service Quality, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp 10-19