Well, I would certainly contact someone at RyanAir about your experience. We're talking about human lives and putting them at risk.
I've only ever had a foreign crew on a US airline once and that was on NW
on a 320 quite a few years back. The entire cabin crew was Japanese, but they all spoke english well and knew the aircraft like the backs of their hands. I'm under the assumption that they were one of NW
's Int'l crews doing a domestic stint for whatever reason. On top of that though, all of the flying that I have done on non-US based carriers, the crew has always spoken English very well. Hell on LX
, all of the F/A's and pilots spoke fluent English, German, and French. Hows that for a mix? Also when flying from IAH
-Merida Mexico, and then from CUN
on Conti 733's the entire crew was fluent in both English and Spanish. I think that it's very important to have at least an ample knowledge of the language in the country in which you are departing from, and the one in which you intend on landing in. Even if one crew member knew either language (departing and arriving country) fairly well and can speak it with some fluidity and with a level of comprehensiveness. Just as long as the message gets out, and then the rest of the crew can assist everyone to safety. It may end up costing the airline a bit more upfront, but it's better than dishing out on average $2.5 million per death caused by the airline.
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