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What Airlines Hire International Crews?  
User currently offlineCRJboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 92 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

Just our of curiosity, what airlines around the world hire international crews. For example me..I am 19 speak english, spanish, and french, and udnerstand italian and portugese, graduated from high school, one year of college. and i am a flight attendant now. etc. Just out of curiosity. I am sitting reserve at my house and im bored. hehe. Thanks guys!

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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

American Airlines hires international crew (although is not international for you). I remember SCL-MIA, the crew was 100% Chilean.

I think LAN also hires international crew. Europeans at least for the Spain, Germany flight

Regards, )(



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5635 times:

BA hires lots and lots of foreigners, and try to put the right languages on the right flights.

Some Middle Eastern airlines hire a high percentage of foreigners.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineSpringbokUSA From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

Emirates! And they are doing so in large amounts!
www.emiratescareers.com

[Edited 2004-08-11 06:05:10]

User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1689 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

All Nippon Airways, LHR base

Japan Airlines, LHR and F R A base

Royal Jordanian, only out of Amman

British Midland, used to recruit foreign Crew out of mainland european destinations, however not sure if they still do.



Regards,
AMS





User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5499 times:

Ryanair employs foreigners as well.
But AFAIK you have to pay them just to send your application to them.


User currently offlineFinnair MD-11 From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5466 times:

Hi,

Finnair has for sure Japanese, Chinese and Thai crew members for the routes to those countries. I'm not sure if they have other nationalities among the crew members...


Finnair MD-11



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User currently offlineCRJboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 92 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

working for BA would be a dream come totally true  Smile ah.... i can only dream.... johannesburg, bangkok, sydney, singapore, tokyo, south america...budapest, prague, paris, romie, milan....anyways... sorry was dreamign there for a bit... thanks guys...keep sending the replies if u hear any more!!  Smile


thanks...
javier  Smile


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5383 times:

I believe that Saudi Arabia has some Malaysian FAs, as well as FAs from other countries, as I believe that there is a rule that Arab women cannot work/be involved on planes.

 Smile
-Will



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

CRJboy, do you speak a foreign language? If not, try to learn an "unusual" one or two, but still from places with lots of BA flights.

Swahili comes to mind, as do Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish (good luck  Big grin), Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese...

Foreign languages have not been the most important factor in my career, but certainly one of them. I helps to be the only one in the company who speaks French, Italian and Swedish when we have so many customers in those countries.

And if nothing else, languages are a great way to understand the underlying culture.



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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5365 times:
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I know that all Gulf carriers do:

Gulf Air
Emirates
Qatar
Saudi Arabian
Kuwait Airways

I also know that Singapore Airlines hires from neighboring countires: Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand -- all based in Singapore.

I know that UA and NW hired Asian crew for the Far Eastern routes, but given the current conditions they may not be hiring so many folks.

Good luck!!

Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc





User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5350 times:

SafetyDude,

There is no such rule that Arab woman are not allowed to work onboard. There are Arab countries with female pilots, however not in Saudi Arabia.


User currently offlineGoldenMAS From France, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

Malaysia Airlines too....They have 33 Indian cabin crew, 63 Japanese, 20 Indonesian, 2 South African, 5 Mexican and 14 Korean cabin crew that make up 3% of its total cabin crew strength of 4,540. (Info from their website)

Cheers!



User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

I have met several westerners working for Emirates and they absolutely love it. If I were a bit younger and/or unattached I would consider a 2 or 3 year contract with them. Check out the web site http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com (slightly different address than what was posted by SpringbokUSA).

[Edited 2004-08-11 18:04:31]

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

There is no such rule that Arab woman are not allowed to work onboard. There are Arab countries with female pilots, however not in Saudi Arabia.
I remember reading that there was a reason and that Saudi/Arab women could not work on Saudi Arabian Airlines.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineJetMARC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 543 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

I understand that airlines hire foreign or international crews... but not Americans. You'll notice that open houses for Emirates are all over the world, except the United States. Regardless of how many languages you speak, the US passport required for travel and layovers proves too many problems with visas and entry requirements - possibly due to politics. I speak English, Japanese, and quite a bit of French (Moms from Japan, Dads from France, Im first generation American, but only have US citizenship) I would have loved to flown for JAL or AirFrance, but for now am stuck here in the US with a LCC.

If Im wrong, please tell me! I would love to learn how I could get on with BA, VS, or JL....



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User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

United does as well. There was a part of that book United publishes talking about an Australian pilot who was flying JFK-LHR. It said as long as there are two flights to the destination the pilot has to serve, you can fly that route. If that wasnt clear what I mean is. The pilot can fly UA from SYD-LAX-JFK. If the SYD-LAX flt is canceled, Qantas would fly that pilot to NYC.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

You'll notice that open houses for Emirates are all over the world, except the United States.
Emirates flies all over the world, except to the US but JFK service has started. I imagine that it is not worth it for EK to open a crew base/hiring open house for one destination.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineCXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5124 times:

Cathay hires international crews too. A friend of mine, who is a F/A at CX, has been working with some "Englishmen" colleagues for a while already...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

On top of the list, we also have Kenya Airways, which hires Hong Kong based crews as well...



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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

Air France also.
There's at least one chinese flight attendant for flights to and from China.



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