EIN145 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
I'm curious to know what US carriers base cabin crew in Europe? And what EU carriers base crew in the US? I undrerstand that UA have a large London base but im my experience flying on US from the UK and CO and DL from Ireland I have only ever encountered American crew. Personally I think a mix of nationalities is a very positive thing, I recently flew JAL from LHR to NRT and found the mix of London and Japanese based crew really enhanced the flight as both cultures were catered for. I know that cultural differences are not such an issue in the transatlantic market but for language, diversity and operational purposes would seem to be a good idea. Let me say I think the same should be the case with EU airlines, I feel they should carry US crew where possible.
I wonder if relations are good between EU and US crew on flights...
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5107 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
Quoting B4real (Reply 4): BOM has this base for the flight BOM route. Not sure where the new MAA route is staffed
There is a new MAA-base to handle the MAA-CDG flight.
Quoting EIN145 (Thread starter): Let me say I think the same should be the case with EU airlines, I feel they should carry US crew where possible.
As the main reason for having cross-cultural crews on flights is to provide passengers with language assistance, there is really no need to have US crew working on EU airlines since English is always spoken at those carriers.
Even though airlines like DL and CO may not have EU-based crews, they do have many US-based crews who are Europeans by birth and have various European languages as their native tongue (in particular DL which inherited many of these folks from Pan Am).
Well you better tell Virgin and British Airways that... They have employed a small number of US cabin crew for years on their American flights.
I flew with US Airways last year and was surprised to hear a British cabin crew member on the flight, but this was the first time out of about five return trips accross the Atlantic I have taken with US Airways and could well be based in the US. For example has a US Partner and living there in the Philly area.