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New MEA Uniforms - Ugh!  
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6726 times:

Just flew MEA BEYDXB and the airline has introduced new uniforms. I had heard bad things about them but they were pretty ghastly. I wish I had a picture to post.

As if MEA's branding wasn't poor enough - there are already too many colors going on. The exterior of the aircraft is white with a beautiful green cedar tree on the tail, with MEA in red, green and blue lettering.

Let's stick with max TWO colors, please. What is blue doing there?

You get on board and EVERYTHING is blue - the seats, the tablecloths, the napkins, even the bags the headsets come in. It is more like Air France than MEA.

Now they introduce a new uniform for the FAs and what color is it? Turquoise! Aaaarrrggghhh! And the aprons? Camel!

On the plus side, the coats are nice, and the blouses under the uniforms are great (despite their turquoise color).

The aprons are ridiculous, though, and one FA told me they were being changed. They look like something one would wear to an S&M bar

So now MEA's colors are GREEN, RED, BLUE, TUQUOISE and CAMEL.

Has anyone else seen them?

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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6650 times:

Oy! Sounds disgusting just from the description. Can we try to get a pic in here, plz?!

geek


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6545 times:

I will get a piuc of it next week as bro is flying acc-bey


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User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

You can see the F/A's in this photo with their aprons on during the meal service.

http://myaviation.net/?pid=00295602



MEA321
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

you can't really see how ridiculous the aprons are from the picture.

from the FA in the back right of the picture, the camel straps that look like suspenders are really the apron. the apron actually scoops under the bust area like those 1970s ski outfits and thrusts the chest out (can i say "boobs" on a.net?). what were they thinking?

you can see the blouses - they are very nice, but there is not a single visible skirt in the picture.

there is endless coverage of the new outfit in the CEDAR MILES magazine, but the magazine pictures make the uniform look light blue rather than turquoise.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6447 times:

looks similar to egypt air


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User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6424 times:

AF022
It's not that ugly... kmon be objective. I didn't like it much, but the best combination is for the camel aprons with the underneath blouse. The Turquoise color is ugly... i agree.

As for the seats, it has nothing to do with MEA colors. They have chosen the blue color cuz it's very comfortable for the eyes. Imagine flying for, say 6 hrs in a cabin full of red and orange colors (like the old seating colors!!). Frankly speaking, I liked this blue color. At least it's more comfy than the colors of other airlines.

Speaking of the logo colors, I think blue matches green better than red! Imagine the logo with red and green only? It will look like the lebanese flag (huh!!  Smile)

I think they should introduce the old uniforms with some refinements. the new uniform gave me the impression of flying a low-cost or a charter flight!!

Reg'ds...
OD-BWH



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6412 times:

Quoting Soups (reply 5):
looks similar to egypt air


They're nothing alike SoAps. Have you been drinking again....lol bouncy  box 

Horus



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

nah sober as an angel


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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6378 times:

the camel color for the apron is fine, but the cut is awful. the FA i spoke to said they were embarassing.

User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6366 times:

Frankly, I found them sexy  butthead 


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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6323 times:

Many MEA cabin crew are sexy independently from the uniform (or lack of it dare I say?). However the new color is indeed a bit blunt.

Not as stylish as one would expect from a fashion trend centric country. They remind me of Turkish Airlines uniforms and cabins, expect that in their case I sort of understand the turquoise choice more than in MEA's.



I want the European Union flag on airliners.net!
User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6156 times:

Quoting MEA321 (reply 3):
You can see the F/A's in this photo with their aprons on during the meal service.

http://myaviation.net/?pid=00295602


That's pretty horrible!.. thx for the pic


User currently offlineCedarWings From Lebanon, joined Apr 2004, 216 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6086 times:

Quoting AF022 (reply 0):
Now they introduce a new uniform for the FAs and what color is it? Turquoise!



Sorry for the quality of the picture.

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I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

which aircraft is this? is this economy?

i was in business - and it is much bluer than this


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5853 times:

Quoting AF022 (reply 14):
which aircraft is this? is this economy?


A330-200 and yes it is economy.

Quoting AF022 (reply 14):
i was in business - and it is much bluer than this


Yes, Cedar Class I think is almost completely blue. Very little turquoise.

And yes, the new MEA uniforms are absolutely horrible...

This is not Aqua Airlines...



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

I agree that their new Uniform is not the best, it was about time to change ! and it couldn't be worse than the old one...  Sad
In any case, it is not worse than DL's , AA's, or AZ's F/A uniform...

AF022, I agree about MEA's livery. Except the pale Cedar on the tail, it lost most of the Lebanese identity... and note the similarity with ...


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Anyway, for me the best ever MEA livery will remain :


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User currently offlineMEA330 From Lebanon, joined Aug 2002, 286 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Everybody has his own taste: Les gouts et les couleurs ne se discute pas!
The uniform has the same color as the Economy seats.
It takes some time to get used to color. But you have to compare it to the previous dark blue uniform and this one is much nicer.
Shoes, bags, coats are all Havane color. They just introduced a new scarf that look nice with the uniform.Their is also talk of a Hat being designed!!


User currently offlineCedarWings From Lebanon, joined Apr 2004, 216 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

Quoting FlySSC (reply 16):
Except the pale Cedar on the tail, it lost most of the Lebanese identity... and note the similarity with ...



Where do you see the similarity, except that both are Airbus? I don't see it. The font, body and Engine colors are different, no Arabic title on MEA, besides, MEA airplanes don't carry names.



I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

The logo on the engine... and the letters style in the name is the same. The airline name is also exactly at the same place on the fuselage...

Both ME and RB previous liveries were totally different...

The new Syrian Air colors were introduced after the new MEA colors and I remember that those resemblances were the first thing I noticed... maybe just my imagination.... confused 


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Quoting CedarWings (reply 18):
Where do you see the similarity, except that both are Airbus? I don't see it. The font, body and Engine colors are different, no Arabic title on MEA, besides, MEA airplanes don't carry names.


I also don't think the liveries are similar, but I think he meant the way the MEA and Syrian titles look similar and how they have very similar placement on the fuselage - but on the other hand, MEA's arabic titles are at the back, and it is IMO completley different from the Syrianair livery, with the exception of the title.


User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Quoting MEA330 (reply 17):
Everybody has his own taste: Les gouts et les couleurs ne se discute pas!


Les gouts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas  Smile


Quoting FlySSC (reply 16):
AF022, I agree about MEA's livery. Except the pale Cedar on the tail, it lost most of the Lebanese identity... and note the similarity with ...


Cedarwings explained it well, you guys must be confused with Lebanese/Syrian political affair now taking place  Embarrassment


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4199 times:

you guys must be confused with Lebanese/Syrian political affair new taking place


" NOW taking place" ???  eek 

The Lebanese/Syrian political affair has been taking place for 25 years !  box 

But this is another story...

I do still think that there is some sort of similarity in ME and RB cold & sad livery's look ... and politics has nothing to do with this.


User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

Quoting FlySSC (reply 16):
and note the similarity with ...


Couldn't agree more  Smile RB Introduced their c/s just after MEA did so. and ya, if you look at the details, they look much the same. the fonts used, the way they display the logo on the engine nacelle, they have even added some colors to the winglets. Since they didn't find any combination of colors to add to the winglets (like that of MEA), they painted the flag!! Too silly. Cyprus Airways copied the same design as well!

Speaking of MEA colors, well I started to get used to it... Frankly, I started to like it cuz it created a beautiful identity to MEA (esp the rounded cedar tree). Now you can spot the acft anywhere easily.

Btw, why didn't MEA publicly announce the introduction of new uniforms like other airlines do? They have bad marketing strategies.

OD-BWH



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