Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5410 times:
I would think any smart airline would hire foreign nationals, especially on international routes where you would need F/As to communicate well with the passengers. For example, on Delta's ATL-GRU route, about half of the F/As are Brazilian for the passengers who can't speak English.
A350-200 From France, joined Oct 2000, 150 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5346 times:
All major airlines hire F/A around the globe.
To add to above list, Qatar Airways also has on - almost all flights I think- several nationalities represented. During pre take off announcement they announce language spoken and it's more than the "destination-origin" language. e.g french on a DOH - MLE leg.
This should be very appreciated by passengers who don't speak english.