Mamma Mia! New direct Perth-Rome route

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Lynda2475

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Where on earth would they find Italian language speakers in Sydney to roster for the flight?

Not sure if this is a serious question or sarcasm, but there are plenty of Italian speakers in Sydney (Leichhardt/Haberfield/Five Dock are known as Little Italy) and in fact there is a Italian Bilingual School in Leichhardt.

It used to be a requirement if you were a FA on a QF international route to speak a second language. One of my friends was a QF FA whose second language was Spanish, she mostly flew the SYD-SCL-SYD route before taking a voluntary redundancy when on maternity leave. Although would also occasionally would do SYD-AKL/WLG/CHC/NAN. SO I would have expected when the new route launched, for those FAs who already speak Italian to have been targeted for those flight or for them to recruit accordingly.
 

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I'm interested to know if any of the cabin crew were Italian language speakers?
There may have been, but the same crew member who gave us the cards stated that as all seats were booked on points, they decided to make announcements only in Engish.
 

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I thought FAs normally have any additional languages indicated on their name tag. One who spoke both Italian and German on a QFi leg a couple of years ago certainly had this.
 

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According to the Qantas website, eligible passengers flying ex FCO can use the Plaza Premium Lounge in Rome. Has anyone tried out this lounge?
 

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According to the Qantas website, eligible passengers flying ex FCO can use the Plaza Premium Lounge in Rome. Has anyone tried out this lounge?
Yep - last week prior to the first flight going out. It's up near the BA lounge. I wasn't after alchohol that early in the morning, but those that were were seemed to be paying for spirits. Wasn't too busy, views of the airport fairly limited. I would just call it a lounge.
 

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