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User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

I have just flown on 2 domestic sectors with TAM. Not a single english
announcement was made, although flights had many foreigners/tourists.
As per cabin-crew on each flight, they had no english speaking flight-attendant. Should, for safety reasons, this not be a minimum requirement?

Appreciate any input/comments, many tks

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11664 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Its normal for the attendants to speak English, but on a domestic flight within a continent where English is not the first language then I don't think its a requirement.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAcjflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 427 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

I may be off here but from what I understood careers that dealt with aviation whether they be foreign or domestic needed to have English as the main or second language of the employees. Can anyone help me out on this?

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
Its normal for the attendants to speak English, but on a domestic flight within a continent where English is not the first language then I don't think its a requirement.

Dan Smile

well said Dan



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User currently offlineCanib7599 From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

My main concern was : SAFETY.....
Iguacu caters to tourists, so just making Portuguese announcements
appears to be a potential safety issue, in case of any emergency.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

For those who fly on a regular basis, we are familure with the usual safety features of most aircraft. In the seat pockets there is always information in pictures about exits. If I am not able to understand the language being spoken, then I should take on the responsibility of knowing where exits are. In an emergency, follow those who understand.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

I flew IXM-MAA (9W AT7) in December last year and the cabin crew spoke English, Tamil and Hindi.


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