|Quoting matt (Reply 4):|
I find it interesting that these new NYC-based flight attendants will not be required to have a knowledge of Finnish. Only English is required. I imagine that they will operate flights along with HEL-based (and thus Finnish-qualifed) flight attendants?
For most destinations the standard is three local cabin crew and six Finns. On longer flight where they have augmented crew, they have four locals. I'm quite surprised that they don't require Russian skills since they make up for most of the passengers on that route.
On Spanish flights however, they don't have Finnish speakers on board. This is quite strange IMO since those flights have many pensioners who are visiting Finnish communities in Spain and speak no foreign languages.
|Quoting A340crew (Reply 3):|
Any idea if these JFK flight attendants will be employees of finnair (with finnair travel benefits) or will they be employees of Adecco (with no benefits)
As I recall, they are entitled to fly with AY
on discounted fares though they are employed by Adecco. According to Finnish law, if they were employed by AY
they would have to apply the Finnish conditions contract with them.
The RCAs (regional cabin attendant) will not receive purser or chief of cabin training and will only work on routes between their country and HEL
as they will not receive training on the European fleet. Otherwise they are normal cabin crew.