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Old 20th August 2013, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Increasing number of female IFM's ?

Both SQ flights last week (BNE-SIN and SIN-BKK) had a female IFS as well as my last SQ328 to MAN and I reckon I have had a female IFS on a third of my last dozen or so SQ flights. No idea if there are more of them than before but it certainly seems so.

No disrespect the male IFS's, especially the few that read here , but long may it continue...
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Old 20th August 2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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No disrespect the male IFS's, especially the few that read here , but long may it continue...
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Old 24th August 2013, 12:33 AM   #3
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Saw a batch of them the other day. Did you stop in SIN or straight through to BKK?
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Old 24th August 2013, 04:24 AM   #4
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Did you stop in SIN or straight through to BKK?
I stopped but it was a short overnight. I arrived at around 21:00 from BNE and was on the 09:30 to BKK the next day. I was going to drop you a line to see if you fancied a drink but I know how hard you are working on the big project so coupled with an early start decided to do us both a favour and have a quiet one.
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Old 31st January 2016, 07:20 AM   #5
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I seem to be another run of Kebaya clad IFS's. I had one on MAN-MUC this week and my last two flights of last year CGK-SIN (where the IFS had also just flown with B727 who was on board) and SIN-MUC. Roughly half of my last dozen or so flights have been the same.

I hate to say it but as you get more interaction with them in F they do seem to be more fun than their male counterparts.
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Old 31st January 2016, 03:05 PM   #6
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Was speaking to an LSS on a recent sector, and she said straight up that the number of female IFS is rapidly increasing.
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Old 31st January 2016, 03:41 PM   #7
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I think it's a good thing... My last flight to PVG a couple of weeks ago we had a female IFS as well... Let's see what happens on my next flight on friday from HND...
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IFS = In Flight Service?

How can service be male or female (pardon I'm not familiar with this term)?

Shouldn't it be female FAs if that's the case or am I misunderstanding something?
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Old 2nd February 2016, 09:17 PM   #9
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I think it means In-Flight Supervisor.
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Old 2nd February 2016, 09:18 PM   #10
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IFS = In Flight Service?

How can service be male or female (pardon I'm not familiar with this term)?

Shouldn't it be female FAs if that's the case or am I misunderstanding something?
I believe IFS = In-flight Supervisor. Those in burgundy sarong kebaya
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IFS = Inflight Supervisor, the highest-ranking cabin crew on any flight. He/she serves in the premium cabins but occasionally wanders into Economy, just to make sure things are well.
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Old 3rd February 2016, 12:10 AM   #12
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Both SQ flights last week (BNE-SIN and SIN-BKK) had a female IFS as well as my last SQ328 to MAN and I reckon I have had a female IFS on a third of my last dozen or so SQ flights. No idea if there are more of them than before but it certainly seems so.

No disrespect the male IFS's, especially the few that read here , but long may it continue...
I've flown on dozen of flights during these last two years and I've never ever met female IFS. I thought there were few of them.
If their number is increasing, that's a good thing. No offense to male IFS who, to my personal experience, were generally very good
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Old 4th February 2016, 05:13 PM   #13
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IFS = Inflight Supervisor, the highest-ranking cabin crew on any flight. He/she serves in the premium cabins but occasionally wanders into Economy, just to make sure things are well.
Ahh. Thanks!
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Old 5th February 2016, 03:36 PM   #14
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And another female IFS on this mornings MUC-MAN leg of SQ328.
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Old 6th February 2016, 10:00 PM   #15
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So you were passing through SIN and didn't say anything? Was it a straight through connection? You know I'm never far from the airport
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