Hi there guys,
Been away on a flight up to LAX
Now where do i start...
Firstly as a AKL
based crew member working for Qantas i have to strongly disagree with Qantas077 statements...
Firstly New Zealand crew are highly praised by management and other AUSSIE based Cabin crew for the excellent jobs we do, we work our arses off to please our passengers and to make sure that noone gets off that plane dissatisfied.
We currently fly AKLSYD/AKLBNESYD/SYDSIN/SINFRA/AKLLAX/LAXMEL/BNELAX/LAXBNE/LAXAKL/FRASIN/SYDJNB/JNBSYD/SYDBNEAKL/SINAKL.
Now Miami1 has just told the forum what has happened, our contracts are now going to a WHOLLY owned subsidery of Qantas named Jet Connect in January 2005. It has been stated to us that this could, and i stress could, open the door to better work conditions, better staff travel and may also allow us to apply for CSM and CSS positions.
Back to what Qantas077 was saying...
I donot know what airline you were flying mate, but NZ
crews have NEVER crewed an entire flight by themselves....
We generally only have 3-4 flight attendants onboard up to Europe, America and South Africa and it can vary from 4-6 on Trans Tasman.
I just talked to one of my friends who has been flying for quite sometime with Adecco, and was told that they only used to crew Europe with 2 AKL
based crew, so i have no idea where you are getting this 14 man AKL
crew from... Was it during the strikes at all? Maybe they had just worked the SINFCO route prior and only had minimum rest...12 hours????
Sorry dude, but WE
signed the contract, WE
knew what we were getting ourselves into, but WE
took it with open arms, thats why you donot see us Kiwi crews in the galley complaining on a long sector, rather in the cabin mixing and talking to the passengers if they are awake.
Even though our pay is not as much as Australian based crews and our perks are no where near the same, we took the job for the same reason, because we love to fly, have fun whilst we are doing it, make people feel special and travel the world.
We go through exactly the same training school as the rest of the Australian based crews so nothing will be different to what you experience either with us, thai based (who are fabulous) or Aussies.
We all get on very well, and know when to keep things professional if we donot have the same opinion!!!
Thanks for setting the record straight, will be good to fly with you sometime.
Oh and by the way...Please donot judge us because of our nationality...KNOW US BEFORE YOU JUDGE US!!!
: Our BASE salary is more than an AirNZ flight attendant.