|Quoting Sebring (Reply 41):|
Quoting Tangowhisky (Reply 35):
Has anyone noted that the last three CEOs of Air Canada have been Americans?
You forgot Lamar Durrett, CEO for three years immediately prior to Milton.
Hey, thanks for reminding me. I forgot about Lamar. Wow, 4 CEOs in a row, all Americans. But I must say that the AC product service tops any US carrier. Now, why can't American CEO's of US airlines do the same in US?
|Quoting Manu (Reply 47):|
Fly on CX from YVR to HKG and the cabin crew might have the ability to speak 7-8 languages.
It is not the same thing. There are over 1.5 billion people in Asia speaking Mandarin, therefore one better learn the language to capture the traffic. In Quebec however, there are 2-3 million that don't speak any English. So the incentive to offer French service is not the same, especially these days when internet booking are based on price not service. I agree with you however that learning more languages gives you an edge, and French is a very useful language to conduct business even outside of France and Quebec (Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Vietnam, etc.).