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May 11th 2011 11:39PM I suspect these are the same people who, for some unknown reason, can open an overhead locker, but can't close it.
Sep 4th 2010 1:59AM I hear F/As all the time complaining about their pay here and I can say it's much better than what you guys get! Our new F/As start on $27,904pa (this is salaried) and get a DTA (Daily Travel Allowance) of $4.75 tax free for every hour they are away from their home base. Over a year this is roughly another $10,000pa. Second year F/As get $29,960 and if you aspire to become a Cabin Manager, then it is $38,623 for the first year then $40,929 after that (not including the DTA you will earn). We do a mixture of double banger trips (these are 3-4 hours each way so around 8-9 hour working day) or one sector trips with a layover which is usually 24 hours or more. We can do up to 5 double bangers in a row which can get very tiring, and occasionaly 6 but we are required 2 days off after that. We have 8 rostered days off in a four week roster and most F/As are working between 130-160 hours a roster. However that includes 1 hour before the flight and 1/2 hour afterwards for us to get through customs, get to the crew room, sign off, etc. etc. All in all, I think this is the best fulltime "part-time" job I've ever had! No other company I've worked for has fed me, clothed me, provided me a carpark and given me access to cheap overseas travel!