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Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: aacun
Posted 2013-01-25 03:51:53 and read 20874 times.

Any info on a supposed big announcement by AA today?

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: jAAy757
Posted 2013-01-25 05:24:13 and read 20379 times.

Where have you seen the rumors of a an AA announcement? I am interested to see the source.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: aacun
Posted 2013-01-25 05:37:13 and read 20237 times.

On my flight last night someone was talking about it..... But no one can confirm anything.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: 01pewterz28
Posted 2013-01-25 05:58:25 and read 20023 times.

Merger announcement, the negotiators for the merger on the US side have been very busy in PHX the past week lots of thumbs up and say a 95% chance it will happen.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: etops1
Posted 2013-01-25 06:02:33 and read 19963 times.

I wouldn't hold my breath on a merger announcement today . Although I do know Doug Parker few to DFW on Wednesday evening after announcing 4th quarter /2012 finacial results and flew back to PHX Thursday afternoon .. Not sure what that could mean .

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: redrooster3
Posted 2013-01-25 06:45:51 and read 19607 times.

They were approved by a judge a couple of days ago to further finalize their Major Boeing and Airbus orders. God hope its them firming their 787s at least.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: TWA1985
Posted 2013-01-25 07:02:29 and read 19168 times.

According to AA's FA website, the new uniforms are supposed to be announced this week ...

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: plateman
Posted 2013-01-25 07:04:01 and read 19157 times.

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):
Wow, so we are now posting rumors based on what our seat mates say? Delete this thread.

Second that, I already suggested deletion. A seatmate can say anything and likely has no idea what they are talking about. Not even sure if there is an AA connection. Waste of time thread.,

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: LAXdude1023
Posted 2013-01-25 07:10:04 and read 18869 times.

Im going to go with nothing.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: stlgph
Posted 2013-01-25 07:11:31 and read 18896 times.

The 10 a.m. announcement has come out.

Congratulations American Airlines employees -- you now have new uniforms.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: JFKPurser
Posted 2013-01-25 07:36:26 and read 18092 times.

It' s new uniforms. They will take two years to develop. Being designed by KaufmannFranco

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: ItalianFlyer
Posted 2013-01-25 07:58:12 and read 17556 times.

Quoting etops1 (Reply 4):
I wouldn't hold my breath on a merger announcement today . Although I do know Doug Parker few to DFW on Wednesday evening after announcing 4th quarter /2012 finacial results and flew back to PHX Thursday afternoon .. Not sure what that could mean .

Soooooooo.......Doug and Tom got together to look at colors & patterns???     

Sorry, couldnt resist. Makes sense that rebranding includes uniforms too. Best to the AA folks...hopefully your consultants will have more sense than ours and no go with the black and charcoal."Inflight Funeral Director" look.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: crAAzy
Posted 2013-01-25 08:10:33 and read 17257 times.

Quoting JFKPurser (Reply 14):
It' s new uniforms. They will take two years to develop. Being designed by KaufmannFranco

Two years? Wow!

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: seatback
Posted 2013-01-25 08:15:30 and read 17135 times.

Quoting JFKPurser (Reply 14):
It' s new uniforms. They will take two years to develop. Being designed by KaufmannFranco

I know I'm impatient, but two years...really? The roll out of the brand, from airplanes to uniforms, as scheduled will take years to complete. By the time everything is re-branded it will be very old news and probably out of style.

My opinion is that things should be happening more quickly than they are and should be capitalizing on the "new American" concept that "won't be so new American" once everything is complete.

AA has got to stop being behind in everything and re-gain it's leadership position at a fast pace.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: JFKPurser
Posted 2013-01-25 08:19:57 and read 17032 times.

We are hopeful that once DP takes over, he will dispense with the new livery so we won't be stuck wearing ties and scarves emblazoned with the "new" American Flag, which Horton had apparently been waiting his whole life to redesign.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: seatback
Posted 2013-01-25 08:47:11 and read 16444 times.

Quoting JFKPurser (Reply 18):
We are hopeful that once DP takes over, he will dispense with the new livery so we won't be stuck wearing ties and scarves emblazoned with the "new" American Flag, which Horton had apparently been waiting his whole life to redesign.

I'd be willing to bet that the new branding will be part of any merger agreement. I wouldn't expect DP to touch.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: Fuling
Posted 2013-01-25 08:49:37 and read 16399 times.

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):
Wow, so we are now posting rumors based on what our seat mates say? Delete this thread
Quoting plateman (Reply 8):
Second that, I already suggested deletion. A seatmate can say anything and likely has no idea what they are talking about. Not even sure if there is an AA connection. Waste of time thread.,
Quoting stlgph (Reply 10):
The 10 a.m. announcement has come out.

Congratulations American Airlines employees -- you now have new uniforms

What do you want to say now? The creater of the thread was simply asking if what he/she heard was true or not. No harm in that is there?

Looking forward to the new uniforms AA 

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: ckfred
Posted 2013-01-25 09:03:24 and read 16077 times.

It will be interesting as to what the pilot uniforms will turn out. While most people inside and outside of AA agree that the F/A and CSA uniforms need some refreshing, most pilots I know are pretty happy with with they have. I seem to remember in the 90s, when the F/As uniforms were last refreshed, the pilot uniforms went to a slightly darker shade of blue. But, that was it.

A while back, I was showing a friend (an AA capain) pictures of my first flight on AA back in 1963 on a Convair 240. The F/A uniforms have changed a lot, but there was very little change to the pilot uniform.

His comment was that they go the uniform right way back when, so why change it.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: Jamake1
Posted 2013-01-25 09:16:24 and read 15770 times.

Full press release here:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/americ...kaufmanfranco-bring-150000996.html

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: KC135TopBoom
Posted 2013-01-25 09:21:13 and read 15668 times.

Quoting etops1 (Reply 4):
Although I do know Doug Parker few to DFW on Wednesday evening after announcing 4th quarter /2012 finacial results and flew back to PHX Thursday afternoon .. Not sure what that could mean .

Perhaps the answer is how he got from PHX to DFW and then back to PHX. Did he fly AA or US?

Quoting seatback (Reply 17):
AA has got to stop being behind in everything and re-gain it's leadership position at a fast pace.

They could start with improving customer service.

Quoting JFKPurser (Reply 18):
We are hopeful that once DP takes over

Be careful what you wish for.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: LDVAviation
Posted 2013-01-25 10:03:03 and read 15265 times.

Quoting seatback (Reply 19):
I'd be willing to bet that the new branding will be part of any merger agreement. I wouldn't expect DP to touch.

C'mon, haven't you heard? Once Doug Parker takes over AA, heaven and earth will be as one. LOL.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: apodino
Posted 2013-01-25 10:14:02 and read 15083 times.

Is it just me or does it seem that any time a rumored big announcement comes regarding either DFW or AA it always turns out to be nothing. Who can forget the dance thing at DFW years ago that was a supposed major announcement.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: rwy04lga
Posted 2013-01-25 10:16:16 and read 15241 times.

Quoting rampbro (Reply 28):
Quoting baileyncreme (Reply 22):
Wheels chocks to be painted with exciting new colors

Tugs will be equipped with leather wrapped steering wheels covers to enhance the push back experience.

That would be so cool!

I was thinking the same thing. Colored chocks would be easier to see and steering wheel covers would give more gripping power.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: EaglePower83
Posted 2013-01-25 10:18:58 and read 15432 times.

Who did United get to do their new uniforms?
ARAMARK?

LOL

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: flyfree727
Posted 2013-01-25 11:45:14 and read 13870 times.

This is boring .. A.netters are only interested in the bad/unfortunante/demise of airlines.. Anything positive receives little attention. example: take a look at the thread AA POSTS Q4 profit.. barely touched, yet anything bad/sad/negative this place lights up like july 4th. Post about the 1billion in employee concession if you want some attention. People LOVE that stuff and will come out in droves to justify negative.   

AA ORD

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: ckfred
Posted 2013-01-25 11:48:34 and read 13665 times.

Quoting JFKPurser (Reply 18):
We are hopeful that once DP takes over, he will dispense with the new livery so we won't be stuck wearing ties and scarves emblazoned with the "new" American Flag, which Horton had apparently been waiting his whole life to redesign.

It could be worse. If AA were run by Steve Wolf, he would have repainted the planes in dark blue. Every airline he's run has gone to a paint scheme that was either gray are dark blue, including Flying Tigers, the original Republic, United, and US Air.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: etops1
Posted 2013-01-25 12:26:01 and read 13007 times.

UA's uniforms were made by Cintas .

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: JFKPurser
Posted 2013-01-25 14:21:11 and read 11311 times.

Milemaster: Touche!

But at least DP did a more tasteful job of it...

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: exFWAOONW
Posted 2013-01-25 19:30:24 and read 8043 times.

Waiting until today to announce something that will take two years to come to fruition? Wow.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: PanAmPaul
Posted 2013-01-25 21:42:01 and read 6904 times.

Quoting JFKPurser (Reply 17):
We are hopeful that once DP takes over, he will dispense with the new livery

Pretty big assumption that DP will take over, don't you think?

From what I can see in recent news, were there to be a merger, the question of management is far from settled.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: smi0006
Posted 2013-01-25 22:47:59 and read 6461 times.

Nice to see AA hired real designers. HOpefully the come up with something high quality, uniform and stylish. Then it will be over to the AA management team to enforce the grooming specs and pull the whole thing together.

Quoting EaglePower83 (Reply 28):

Who did United get to do their new uniforms?

When will they receive these uniforms? I have yet to see any photos of real people wearing them.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: Beardown91737
Posted 2013-01-25 23:42:58 and read 6121 times.

Quoting PanAmPaul (Reply 38):
Pretty big assumption that DP will take over, don't you think?

General consensus in these raucous US/HP threads is if LCC takes over AMR, that DP is in charge.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: RWA380
Posted 2013-01-26 01:43:26 and read 5470 times.

Quoting milemaster (Reply 10):
This thread is a perfect example of how weird this merger speculation has become

As was finally said later in this conversation, speculation is often at the core of many discussions and threads here on A.net, it seems to be the spice that keeps everything at a slow boil, without it, the A.net we know would be very different.

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 14):
Soooooooo.......Doug and Tom got together to look at colors & patterns???

Now that really made me LOL, thanks for a wonderfully orchestrated humorous anecdote.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 22):
Perhaps the answer is how he got from PHX to DFW and then back to PHX. Did he fly AA or US

Either way, it would be F, and I'd expect that it would come down to flight times being the driving force to whom he'd fly.

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 24):
What is the difference between this thread and the hundreds or thousands of other threads that were all based on rumors or speculation?

Amen and Hallelujah, wow what happened to this A.net thing being fun and spirited. I think speculation is the catalyst for the spirited threads and conversations we all get to enjoy here on A.net, if you don't like 'em don't participate then.

Quoting exFWAOONW (Reply 37):
Waiting until today to announce something that will take two years to come to fruition? Wow

Just like an aircraft purchase, the mountains of parts need to be assembled before they can be delivered. I do hope a company named "American" is smart enough to ensure that these new uniforms have the made in the USA label, or they can suffer the unflattering publicity that will accompany AA's attempt to become a well thought of carrier again.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: delta2ual
Posted 2013-01-26 10:52:34 and read 4418 times.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 37):
Nice to see AA hired real designers

Many airlines are now using "real" designers. The manufacturing of the uniforms is another story. I loved the new Richard Tyler uniform at DL, but when we finally received them, the quality wasn't the greatest. Unfortunately, it's difficult to design a nice-looking, yet functional uniform. It seems from the design stage to the delivery stage, it's not quite what anyone expected.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: fun2fly
Posted 2013-01-26 11:51:03 and read 4288 times.

I hope they are better than those red tablecloths DL calls dresses.

Where are the pictures?

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: mayor
Posted 2013-01-26 12:08:14 and read 4358 times.

I FOUND 'EM.....I FOUND 'EM.......they match the tails



Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: fun2fly
Posted 2013-01-26 12:17:37 and read 4161 times.

Now that, my anet friends, might be the post of the year...hilarious.

Quoting mayor (Reply 42):
I FOUND 'EM.....I FOUND 'EM.......they match the tails

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-01-26 13:04:57 and read 4030 times.

Ahhhhhh speculation out the wazoo... how awesome.

Anyway, congrats to AA for the uniforms....However, looks like we won't see much for a couple years.

From the press release:
"The design process with KAUFMANFRANCO will take approximately 18 months, from sketches to fabric selection to focus groups and fit tests, before the new uniforms are rolled out in 18 to 24 months."

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 43):
Now that, my anet friends, might be the post of the year...hilarious.

Quoting mayor (Reply 42):
I FOUND 'EM.....I FOUND 'EM.......they match the tails

   now THAT is funny!

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: mayor
Posted 2013-01-26 15:53:36 and read 3577 times.

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 43):
Now that, my anet friends, might be the post of the year...hilarious.

Quoting mayor (Reply 42):
I FOUND 'EM.....I FOUND 'EM.......they match the tails

I figured Flight Attendants on the left, Pilots on the right.........don't want to speculate on ramp, tkt counter or gates.

Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: questions
Posted 2013-01-26 22:48:06 and read 3019 times.

Quoting mayor (Reply 42):

I FOUND 'EM.....I FOUND 'EM.......they match the tails

They match perfectly with the SCREAMING REDNECK tail. Perhaps they will offer a version in the housecoat design so many overweight US FAs are so fond of.

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Topic: AA Announces New Employee Uniforms
Username: toobz
Posted 2013-01-27 00:29:20 and read 2836 times.

Fun2fly..DL has the best uniforms of any US airline. Let's wait and see what AA has in store..red and blue table clothes?


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