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Book Flights with Multilingual Airlines

Book flights with multilingual airlines

Explore airlines with staff and technology skilled in multiple languages, and uncover the motivations driving this multilingual approach.

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Book flights with Spanish-speaking airlines

Are you searching for flights to your next destination but want to fly with an airline that speaks Spanish? At Alternative Airlines, we can help! We ticket over 600 airlines, including popular Spanish-speaking carriers such as Avianca, Vueling, LATAM, Iberia, Sky Airlines and many more. Many of these airlines operate flights to all six continents so you're sure to find a flight to any destination of your choice with a Spanish-speaking cabin crew.

If you're looking for more information on Spanish-speaking airlines we have a whole page dedicated to it.

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Book flights with German-speaking airlines

Looking to book flights to your upcoming destination and prefer flying with German-speaking airlines? Look no further! Alternative Airlines has you covered. Popular German-speaking airlines are: Lufthansa, Eurowings, TUI fly Deutschland, Lufthansa CityLine and Condor. You may be thinking what are the benefits of booking with a German-speaking Airline? However, If you are a German-speaking traveller or feel more comfortable communicating in German, booking with a German-speaking airline ensures that you can easily communicate with the cabin crew, flight attendants, and ground staff in your native language. Travelling can involve various instructions, safety announcements, and inquiries. Understanding these communications in your preferred language can enhance your overall travel experience and contribute to a stress-free journey.

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Book flights with French-speaking airlines

If you are struggling to find an airline with a French-speaking cabin crew then we have you covered. Airlines such as Air France, Air Canada, Swiss International and Brussels are all French-speaking airlines. Many of these airlines operate flights to all six continents, so you can find a flight to any destination of your choice with a French-speaking cabin crew. This ensures they can communicate with their passengers and provide them with the correct information on flight times and safety procedures.

You can book your flights with French-speaking airlines right here at Alternative Airlines.

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Importance of airlines having multilingual staff

In recent times, there has been a growing tendency among airlines to recruit bilingual or multilingual staff to enhance the service for their diverse passengers and make the travel experience more accommodating. Airlines must consider their international customers and ensure they can assist if there is a language barrier.

To be a pilot or an air traffic controller you need to be able to speak English as your primary language of communication worldwide. Due to English being the official language of international aviation cabin crew also need to be able to speak English for assisting passengers whilst onboard.

Insufficient communication can result in travellers facing numerous challenges due to language barriers. One significant issue is navigating their way. When announcements are exclusively in one language, individuals who aren't native speakers may struggle to comprehend and adhere to instructions.

Four multilingual airlines

We have put together four airlines you should consider flying with if you're looking for crew members who are skilled in multiple languages. These Airlines include Emirates, Delta, American Airlines and Indigo.

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Emirates

Emirates is particularly proud of this approach as they have a multinational cabin crew. They make it a point to announce the number of nationalities represented among the crew on every flight and the variety of languages they speak. Communicating with passengers in their language is a core part of Emirates signature hospitality. Emirates cabin crew are recruited from more than 130 countries and together speak more than 70 languages. If you happen to be flying with Emirates then on their entertainment devices is a huge array of content in over 40 languages, from movies to TV series to music, poetry, and podcasts. A library of over 1900 movies is available in multiple languages, with vast choices available including English, Arabic, Hindi, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, German, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese and many more.

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Delta

With a global network spanning over 300 destinations, Delta is also seeking bilingual applicants who have fluency in English and one of the following languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean and Swedish. Airlines such as Delta Air Lines and American Airlines often recruit 'language of destination' speakers. They have to be fluent or native speakers who will be designated flights to destinations based on language. They will read the announcements and assist the cabin passengers in speaking their language. 

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American Airlines

American Airlines is the first airline to test the Google assistance interpreter mode. The device can translate 29 languages, including Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. This will assist American Airlines give a more personalised experience as the interpreter mode will be used to assist customers only when a multilingual team member is not available.

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Indigo

The low-cost carrier Indigo is working on a multilingual approach to try and attract more customers. The airline is targeting eight Indian languages, including Bengali as part of their outreach programme. The multilingual approach is meant for greater reach and retention of customers. There are not many low-cost airlines that offer multilingual staff due to them not flying long haul as much.

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FAQs

What is the importance of a multilingual airline?

Real-time communication between pilots and air traffic controllers allows for immediate response to hazards, weather updates, and emergencies. It also improves the service for passengers to ensure they understand all the safety procedures.

What is the main language in aviation?

Since 1944, when it was chosen as the official language in aviation, aviation English is the language used in international flights for all communications between Flight crew and ground services (ramp, coordinators, tower) as well as with the cabin staff. Many cabin crew staff will need to have basic English to be able to get the job.

What languages are in demand for flight attendants?

Apart from English, the languages with the highest demand include French, Russian, Hindi, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali, Japanese, Arabic, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Turkish. Airlines operating international routes in the United States often offer extra compensation for language proficiency on top of regular flight pay, and certain airlines actively seek out...

Which airlines speak Spanish?

Spanish-speaking carriers such as Avianca, Vueling, LATAM, Iberia, Sky Airlines and many more.

Which airlines speak French?

Airlines such as Air France, Air Canada, Swiss International and Brussels are all French-speaking airlines. Many of these airlines operate flights to all six continents, so you can find a flight to any destination of your choice with a French-speaking cabin crew.

Which airlines speak German?

Popular German-speaking airlines are: Lufthansa, Eurowings, TUI fly Deutschland, Lufthansa CityLine and Condor.