S’pore Gal becomes Auntie SIN

In Airlines, Humour, Vietnam on 21/08/2012 at 6:51 am

VietJetAir, a budget airline. had beauty contestants in bikini-tops dance aboard a plane on its first flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang, Tuoi (Waz that?). The airline said it wanted to capture a “holiday atmosphere” for its new flight route to one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. “Once passengers stepped on board they were met by flight attendants dressed in beach holiday attire [who] performed a sexy Hawaii dance,” it said. BBC article. Authorities were not amused: it was fined for not getting prior approval. Sounds so S’porean, this fine.

Back to the gals in bikini tops: they make S’pore Gal look like auntie:  like SIA falling behind its rivals from the Middle East in the premium business, JetAir and AirAsia in the budget segment.

So rather than juz redesign its cabins and seats, as SIA announced last week, time to replace Auntie and rethink strategy?

Its got the brain power. Senior mgt are SIA veterans. There was an attempt a few yrs ago to put a scholar, ex-general as a senior VP with the aim of making him CEO. He didn’t get the job and disappeared without a trace. Thank God, even though he RI boy, as I got one lot of SIA.

  1. .
    Stodginess will remain. The process to prepare one lunch service is truly a laborious one.. less manpower but more steps. Very low productivity. Then again the productivity is not measured by this but by number of hours flown excluding reporting for duty.

    And also until the passing of one person there wont be any change

    ” If required, I will shut the airline down and reemploy each one on my terms”

    or something like that.

  2. Singapore : if we arent innovative and didnt think of it first, then neither can u. Its fine, thats our culture. As in, its really FINE

  3. Without a trace? Check out where he is now: vice-chairman of a privately held conglomerate.

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