Twolz2rn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 452 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 4705 times:
I was looking around the DL website and found that they are hiring language qualified F/A's for Arabic, Czech, Danish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Swedish and Ukrainian. I understand them all but Swedish. Is DL planning to start operations to ARN or would they hire them for flights to CPH since it is so close to Sweden or maybe just to have around?
Fewsolarge From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4568 times:
That's an interesting question. With the bridge open, CPH has become an airport for Southwest Sweden as well, so having Swedish-speaking flight attendants would be a customer service plus. But would that be enough to prompt Delta to go to the length of language qualification hiring? I say what tips the scale is that it is a prelude to ARN service in 2008. It's a station they served for years, and one of the most glaring voids in their European network.
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4325 times:
Scandanavia is pretty compact and DL has had Swedish speakers since many of the Pan Am people joined DL. Even if DL doesn't serve Sweden it never hurts to have speakers from countries other than that of the destination country on the flight. I have been on many flights where DL has had additional speakers and it only helps to add a more global feel to the flight - and more often than not there are passengers that speak that language.
I still would expect DL to begin ARN service next summer (08) with the 757 from JFK - possibly w/ a 767 from ATL if they can swap enough existing 767 flights to 757s.
Neither DL or other airlines typically add flights to Europe after the peak summer period.
LHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4042 times:
I for one would love to see DL return to ARN. Though I've always wondered if either CO or DL have the guts to fly into GOT. I think a 757 EWR-GOT would work out quite nicely, but hey a 767 doesn't sound bad either.
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4005 times:
I would think DL would want to serve WAW and LED before ARN, but you never know with Delta. The could pull another VIE/PRG/PSA/ICN/DXB combo with us with something like WAW/LED/ARN/GLA/LYS. That's what I can only hope for though!
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
DeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 792 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
While ARN is not out of the question for '08, don't forget Africa and Asia. They are definitely shooting for a Chinese route but they may be able to pull out and support a JFK-NBO or more as I suspect next year they will start to concentrate on LAX - pacific rim destinations like BKK, HKG(again), KUL, etc.