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User currently offlineTFFIP From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

Which Asian airlines have western cabin staff among them?
JL, NH, CX I know but only if they have an Asian language skill.. others?

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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8092 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6393 times:
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JAL did( may still have) UK based FA's for LHR to NRT route. That probably ended.

Qantas I believe does have London based crews since they do run 4 daily 744 or A380's to Australia.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24084 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6381 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Thread starter):
Qantas I believe does have London based crews

The original poster's question involves Asian airlines. Australia is not in Asia.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6327 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Thread starter):
Which Asian airlines have western cabin staff among them?

So, are you looking for any non-Asians, or just Westerners?

I flew Malaysia Airlines a few months back and had a chat with an Egyptian flight attendant who had worked for the airline for about 2 years.

My friend told me he flew Air India once and there was a South African (white) flight attendant.

None of these are "western", but they are both non-Asian.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8643 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6297 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Thread starter):
others?

A lot of the middle east ones (EK/EY etc), that is technically still Asia.



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User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

Malaysia Airlines also has local crew based in Buenos Aires.

User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8092 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5969 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
The original poster's question involves Asian airlines. Australia is not in Asia.

Could be Asia-Pacific which would include Australia.


User currently offlineB727fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

Emirate, Qatar, Etihad

User currently offlineAirlinespotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

Here in the US, we have all kinds of cabin staff. They came from all over the world but I really like it.

User currently offlineWestjet!Eh! From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

Singapore Airlines has/had some foreign cabin crews who are Euroasians and Indians but it was a little weird for them to wear SQ girl uniform. They never hired western female crew but i would love to see them wearing it. Hehe!

User currently offlineCyberUAL From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5301 times:

OZ has LAX staff that are westerners. I've seen latinas and blonde girls. These are hired to make annoucments in english. They are not direct hire, but through a third party. KE used to have LAX crew and GRU crew but not anymore.

User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

I flew CAN to BKK on TG 2 years ago and was served by an American stewardess

User currently offlineFn1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

I met a few years ago two polish girls who worked at that time as FA on Gulf Air.


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User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4738 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Thread starter):
Which Asian airlines have western cabin staff among them?
JL, NH, CX I know but only if they have an Asian language skill..

JL and NH actually recruit their western crews for their english or european language skills, knowledge of an asian language is not a requirement at all although successful applicants are given a japanese 'crash course'.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 1):
JAL did( may still have) UK based FA's for LHR to NRT route. That probably ended.

Both JL and NH both still have their LHR based crews. The JL LHR crews used to operate all the way down to OZ via Japan but they only fly as far as LHR now.


User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4532 times:



Quoting Westjet!Eh! (Reply 9):
Singapore Airlines has/had some foreign cabin crews who are Euroasians and Indians but it was a little weird for them to wear SQ girl uniform. They never hired western female crew but i would love to see them wearing it. Hehe!

You mean as strange as it is for Singaporean Chinese to wear the Malay sarong kebaya or should only Singaporean Malay wear that outfit?


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4282 times:



Quoting Airlinespotter (Reply 8):
Here in the US, we have all kinds of cabin staff. They came from all over the world but I really like it.

My favorite was a Filipino F/A on my American Eagle flight ORD-BDL about a year and a half ago who kept referring to Hartford/Springfield as "Hartford Springs". She never got why 50 people laughed every time she mentioned our destination.

I do like it too. Gives a nice international flavor to the flights, even domestically.


User currently offlineFlylot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3679 times:



Quoting SW733 (Reply 15):

My favorite was a Filipino F/A on my American Eagle flight ORD-BDL about a year and a half ago who kept referring to Hartford/Springfield as "Hartford Springs". She never got why 50 people laughed every time she mentioned our destination.

Lol! that has to be the funniest thing I've heard today. Why? because I went to school in Hartford for a year. Hartford is the farthest you can get from any "Springs".

Anyway, Whether it be a Asian airline or not, it's common practice for airlines to hire employees from different origins.



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3554 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 1):
JAL did( may still have) UK based FA's for LHR to NRT route. That probably ended.

JAL still has crew LHR-based, but additionally also FRA-based!
Other crewbases of JAL are HKG and SIN in Asia...



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User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3327 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 17):
JAL still has crew LHR-based, but additionally also FRA-based!

Both bases were established around the same time in 1988 after JAL was privatized.

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User currently offlineClydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

JAL used to have quite a few Irish Cabin Crew.

User currently offlineAgent99nzboi From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

It appears that despite being well traveled individuals, many of you are geographically challenged.

CX has a large Crew base in Melbourne.


User currently offlineJQFlightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3075 times:



Quoting Agent99nzboi (Reply 20):
It appears that despite being well traveled individuals, many of you are geographically challenged.

CX has a large Crew base in Melbourne.

i knew they had a flight crew base but i didnt know they had a cabin crew base!



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4869 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3050 times:



Quoting Airlinespotter (Reply 8):
Here in the US, we have all kinds of cabin staff. They came from all over the world but I really like it.

They would need to be Citizens or Green Card holders (Permanent Residents) to be employed by an Airline for a US-based job.


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

I sincerly hope this isnt a trend that catches on. Asian cabin staff are almost allways much friendlier, and politer than western staff. And while i have only flown JL , NH,OZ,SQ ,VN, i have thankfuly not had any western crews on either my flights to or from the U.S.; but i would assume there are some.

User currently offline611atl From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Does CX still have their LAX and SFO bases? I remember their recruitment site a while back taking applicants for the LAX base. Knowledge of (actually fluency in) an Asian language was a prerequisite for employment.

25 AirNewZealand : Its all in the way people are trained and how much customer service is drilled into cabin crew. Not the gender/race etc... Qatar Airways crew are som
26 Flykal : KE has a few remaining Russian cabin crew.
27 Aviationbuff : Add SV to the list.
28 BAStew : It isn't a new thing. The japanese airlines have been doing it for decades because of their lack of foreign language skills as well as their un-confr
29 Vfw614 : Sure? I doubt they would do it merely for announcements. I am sure among a full load of native cabin crew an Asian carrier would be able to muster at
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