A Trilingial Flightdeck


I flew a Newark-Phoenix flight this past week. We were a completely full flight, with 150 passengers, and an Airbus captain riding in my jumpseat. He was returning to PHX from a visit with friends in the New York area.

At some point during the first hour of our flight, it occurred to the three of us that English was not our native language.

My FO was born in India and raised in Germany. Hence, German was her native language. The jumseater was born in Japan and therefore, Japanese was his native language. I was born in the US, raised in Latin America and Spanish was my first language.

Pretty cool stuff! .. Interesting, huh?


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