2 days Pilots turn to selling snacks, carpentry to ride out tough times Inquirer
SINGAPORE --- Most furloughed pilots are now picking up new skills or embarking on new careers to ride throughthe turbulence in the aviation industry. Malaysian pilot Arrif Junid, 57, took up carpentry after he and his peers were informed that the company he worked with could no longer pay their salaries. He opted for one-year no-pay leave over retrenchment. "I am still learning carpentry... I hope I can make a living out of it. For now, I'm using my savings and government assistance to survive," said the captain with 32 years of flying under his belt. Most of the time, ... more