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If you have ever had trouble communicating with a BR flight attendant...

If you have ever had trouble communicating with a BR flight attendant...

Old Jul 26, 12, 12:15 pm
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If you have ever had trouble communicating with a BR flight attendant...

This may be why...

http://www.evaair.com/html/b2c/engli...ecruitment.htm

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Old Jul 26, 12, 12:33 pm
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How is that why there's communication problems? Whenever I fly BR or CI, I always communicate in Chinese, and I still have issues with BR's flight attendants. Soy milk and milk don't sound anything alike in Mandarin.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 1:43 pm
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are they are hiring VN FAs to cut costs?? or increasing flights to VN?
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Old Jul 26, 12, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by evq View Post
are they are hiring VN FAs to cut costs?? or increasing flights to VN?
My guess is both. They also have quite a few Thai FAs as well.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 4:20 pm
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My experience of EVA's VN staff (FAs, ground staff and staff in their Hanoi and Saigon offices) is that their English is better than their Taiwanese counterparts. And of course they speak Vietnamese and Chinese too!
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Old Jul 27, 12, 2:21 am
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They have been hiring Thai and Vietnamese FAs for years.

It is amazing the age, gender and marital status discrimination they can pull over there. Funny thing is that these conditions are no longer stated on the Chinese version of the wanted ad: http://www.evaair.com/html/b2c/Chine..._CabinCrew.htm but you know it is practiced.
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Old Jul 27, 12, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by lolstebbo View Post
How is that why there's communication problems? Whenever I fly BR or CI, I always communicate in Chinese, and I still have issues with BR's flight attendants. Soy milk and milk don't sound anything alike in Mandarin.
Remember to talk to GAs at TPE T2 in English next time as well http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...ng-taipei.html
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Old Jul 27, 12, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Remember to talk to GAs at TPE T2 in English next time as well http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...ng-taipei.html
Are you seriously still ragging on about this?
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Old Jul 27, 12, 1:24 pm
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Yes. Maybe Mandarin is a foreign language to them (and I don't speak Taiwanese). Should stick to English if they're better at it.

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Old Oct 30, 12, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Yes. Maybe Mandarin is a foreign language to them (and I don't speak Taiwanese). Should stick to English if they're better at it.
Highly unlikely...even if they are native Taiwanese speakers, if they're under the age of 50, they'll understand Mandarin in any case as lingua franca. It's also highly unlikely they'll be better at English as well if they're local.
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