Posts from the ‘San Francisco (SFO)’ Category
September 8th, 2014
This came across as an interesting tweet:
Many of us who have a very good comprehension of the English language may take that skill for granted, and can lead to a possible oversight of how other languages, which can serve as the mother tongue of others, are as important when it is their one-and-only.
I found the fact, where SFO is the only airport in the US to have a web site in Simplified Chinese, to be somewhat surprising. Even more so is the perceived idea of how most international airports serve passengers from a plethora of countries and cultures throughout the world — which would be justification enough to make their own services and offerings far more acceptable to those very same people.
Again, while English may pass as the universal language for the most of us, there’s still the greater many where it won’t. Of all the different types of organisations out there, we would expect an airport to understand this idea.
Kudos to San Francisco International Airport for achieving this step, albeit small, into the right direction.