QCCA (who employ cabin crew under part 2 of the LH
agreement) was set up in 2008 to provide more efficient labour to Qantas for its international operations. QCCA cabin crew operated across the LH
763, 330 and 747 fleet beside QAL
cabin crew and some were even promoted to CSS and CSM.
It was announced that the A380 would operate as a separate pool of cabin crew, with crew employed by QCCA or on secondment from QAL
and now SH
). QCCA crew were moved across as more A380s were delivered. The last QCCA operating the LH
fleet transferred to the A380 around Dec 2011. Due to the A380 grounding in 2009, some QCCA crew who had previously flown on the 747 regained 747 endorsement. The dual endorsed crew retain their 747 endorsement at this time. I believe all QCCA crew who have transferred from LH
to A380 since the grounding have had to keep their 747 endorsement. QAL
on secondment can choose whether or not to keep their 747 endorsement. Dual endorsed crew are not often used on the 747 and are only used in unplanned circumstances (747 flying will not appear on one's roster).
See above. QCCA crew who operated within the LH
fleet operated as a LH
cabin crew member (although could not bid for their trips - just days off and training days). You did get mixed crews as they were all part of the same pool of crew. If a QCCA crew member was called for a 747 trip they would be working with mostly (probably all) QAL LH