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DL To Get New Uniforms As Of Tomorrow  
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 12064 times:

On May 1, Delta Employees will trade their grey , unpopular uniform in for new
ones. www.dexigner.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=907
how do you like them?

DALelite


They loved to fly and it showed..
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User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 11998 times:

While the color of the new uniforms (at least for the men) is nice, the cut of the jackets is not good. The pictures presented make them appear one way, while in reality they differ. The double-breasted coat doesn't do much for a great deal of guys. The coat itself is too long, once again, the pictures are not quite accurate. The company says that men must button the top button of the jacket, if that is done, then their ability to move confortably is diminished plus the fact they have said to leave the bottom button undone, when that happens the whole look is ridiculous. I haven't seen an actual dress on the women, but if you do go by the pictures, the red dress looks like it belongs at a cocktail party rather that being worn at work. It seems too long also. The rest of the pieces for women do seem OK though.

User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 11991 times:

they look good on supermodels (but dont everything?!), but would you really want to see a grandmother in one of those?? especially that red thing!!

User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 11991 times:

I really hope they do go for something a little more daring than the usual US airline uniform. I never know what airline an american F/A is from when I see them in a hotel or airport because they are all very similar.

User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4875 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 11982 times:
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I think they're great and more importantly, many of the people who will have to wear this, think that the uniforms are a significant improvement. Most front-line employees I have talked to have told me how they can't wait to burn the current grey ones and start wearing the new ones...But then again, let's take bets on how quickly this post will degenerate and when the first clown(s) on a.net will:

i) whine about how unfair Ch.11 is and how it allows DL to spend money unnecessary (discussed to death already and not true)
ii) whine about how DL management is wasting money on the wrong priority (discussed to death already and not true)
iii) whine about how the more senior employees will not look good in them (discussed to death already and not necessarily true)


User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 11955 times:

Wow! the one in the middle of the third block in the long black number must work in first class ! Not too practical on an aircraft though lol.

Someone should let Armani have ago - The men's jackets would fit well then  Smile

R

[Edited 2006-04-30 14:52:11]


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User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 11887 times:

Suits well on a 20 year old FA
but a 50 year old FA.......



Next flight: AMS-PEK
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 11844 times:

A couple of facts, the red dress only goes up to size 10 or so I remember reading. Also all the photos shown on the link have not been chosen for use. I have been critical of DL in the past, though I do believe these new uniforms are a step in the right direction. The old ones reminded me of soccer moms.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 11798 times:

Listen...I have family that fly for Delta and they all say how excited they are for these new uniforms. Most have already received theirs and they say it is a huge morale booster for an airline that is in need of anything positive that it can get.

As Luv2fly stated the red dresses only go up to a certain size and then one of the other uniform choices is avail to those people. Also if the red dress thing doesn't work for an individual they can choose the other uniform option.

I don't care whether or not DL is in CH11 this is needed for all the employees who for the past 4.5 years have faced pay cuts, the threat of layoff, the threat of terrorism in the skys, and cheap consumers- This is a plus for their work in hard times.


User currently offlineSongStar From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 11780 times:

I love the new look...and look forward to wearing mine tomorrow....granted the cut of the blazer is European and it is slimmer than standard US cuts...i need 2 sizes bigger...oh well...still looks great...

Some of the crews working the NBC olympic charters in Feb wore the new uniform and literally turned heads while walking through the airport...

It looks "fabulous"  

The "New Delta" dawns tomorrow

May 1, 2006

ss
ps...the Red dress is available up to an 18....hopefully there will be some wise choices made  Wink

[Edited 2006-04-30 16:34:33]

User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 11745 times:

a new look for a new beginning, looks great! Adds style and will look different and stand out (in a good way) from all other F/A's. How long until other airlines follow suite? And which airline will be the first to do just that?

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 11704 times:

Quoting Skyhawk (Reply 1):
The double-breasted coat doesn't do much for a great deal of guys.

Double-breasted works best on guys with a little extra girth, on someone slimmer, it swallows them up, making it look like a little kid wearing a too big suit jacket.

While it's alright to go and introduce a new uniform, some folks will argue that it's a wasteful expense with the airline in bankruptcy. The reality is that it's all about image, and the old uniforms, while still pretty new (they were introduced a little more than 6 years ago), are associated with the current state of the airline. These new uniforms are part of the image change that nearly every airline in bankruptcy does in preparations of emerging from bankruptcy.

One group of Delta employees that definitely needs to consider a uniform change is the pilots. The images of groups of them marching around several airports in their double-breasted jackets with the gold buttons was shown nationwide, and perhaps gave a negative impression. The naval look of those uniforms looks so out of place with the new F/A uniforms.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 11691 times:

I think they look great on those models. How they work on the actual folks is still TBD whether or not they are young, old, or whatever. One thing that concerns me is the sleevless dress for the ladies. Not sure if that is a great idea on a hot plane or long haul flights across the pond. Too bad I'm flying tonight and will have to wait until Thursday to see the, on my return home.


"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 11637 times:
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Are these uniforms being rolled out to the DCI carriers as well?

- litz


User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 11569 times:

AC rolls out its new uniforms tomorrow as well.


Above and Beyond
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 11569 times:

Any pic's of AC's new uniforms?

DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 11544 times:

www.aircanada.com

>>site map
>>media centre
>>photos & logs
>>uniforms

The uniforms portrayed were the original prototypes--they've since been changed. Ties/Scarves different..more in synch with the re-stylized tail logo. Beige logo been replaced by red and relocated to jacket lower pocket.
No comments on our mascot....oops I mean former spokesperson C.D.

Alot of internal controversy over these uniforms.



Above and Beyond
User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 11523 times:

Quoting DALelite (Thread starter):
On May 1, Delta Employees will trade their grey , unpopular uniform in for new
ones

Well what else would a bankrupt airline spend its money on?


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 11502 times:

Quoting Panamair (Reply 4):
But then again, let's take bets on how quickly this post will degenerate and when the first clown(s) on a.net will:

i) whine about how unfair Ch.11 is and how it allows DL to spend money unnecessary (discussed to death already and not true)

Took a little bit longer but finally showed up in the 17th reply from HS748.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 11421 times:

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 16):
Alot of internal controversy over these uniforms.

i can see why. not the most innovative or interesting uniform - not something that can be said of the new delta uniforms!


User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 11405 times:

Quoting RobTrent (Reply 5):
Someone should let Armani have ago

Someone has... A L I T A L I A


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 11369 times:

Interesting new uniforms ... more sophisicated, however, I did like the gray/blue uniforms ...  twocents 


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 11336 times:

Quoting Litz (Reply 13):
Are these uniforms being rolled out to the DCI carriers as well?

Yeah seriously, cus that's where all the young, hot F/A's are!!  eyepopping 



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 11317 times:

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 20):

Someone has... A L I T A L I A

Only in a former life, the 1998+ uniform was designed by Mondrian



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineSongStar From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 11266 times:

Quoting HS748 (Reply 17):
Well what else would a bankrupt airline spend its money on?

Let's get some facts straight here....Delta didn't go purchase these uniforms last year ( after filing ch. 11 ) these have been in the works for well over 2 years...

the image needed to be changed...and it is...

ss


25 Flying Belgian : I was about to say it as well... FB.
26 TwoLz2Rn : I love the new DL uniforms, they look smart and sophistcated, with a touch of fun...when you look good, you feel good, you give better service... my f
27 Post contains images Christeljs : There are many 50 year olds that look better than 20 year olds. And I do mean that.
28 HS748 : I'm disappointed I didn't spot the thread earlier. Well that makes it alright then.
29 CRFLY : My knowledge about Aviation Marketing and my knowledge in fashion tells me that the new DL uniforms DO NOT match with anything about the airline... ma
30 AA1818 : Will they wear those gloves- i think it completes the look!!!! Might give delta a try to see some FA wearing those snazzy new uniforms!!!!! Time for A
31 CRGsFuture : Hey guys, I think the DL uniforms look great but maybe this could open up a new part of a.net designed to follow the designs of cabin crew and pilots.
32 Nworlnsbearcub : WOW! What an excellent improvement for a domestic carrier! That's a real class act.. Out of curiosity, is there anywhere online that has a significant
33 Post contains images RobTrent : Well you live and learn !
34 N766UA : And the pilots uniforms remained unchanged since god-knows-when. I guess that's a good thing.
35 Post contains links DALelite : all i can think of is www.uniformfreak.com or www.rhydin.org/uniform/airline/airline.htm or www.flightattendants.org/photopost/index.php hope you wil
36 Tu154m : As a side note.......a few days ago at work some referred to DL flight attendants as "overwieght aisle crabs"!!!!!!! He said it was because the are so
37 Post contains images Ardian : Wow, can't believe the red dress shows quite a lot of cleavage (you don't hear me complain ) I have to see it for real, but I like it: it looks very c
38 OptionsCLE : I'm sure they'll look great on the overweight and over-the-hill flight attendants.
39 DTWAGENT : I think they are sharp looking. I can't wait to see them on the Delta crew and staff members. Anything is better then the current one that has been ar
40 Zvezda : The idea of grandmother's in safety jobs is ... well ... unsafe. I don't care how they look -- as long as they aren't morbidly obese, which many are.
41 Post contains links Evan767 : OK, you guys need to stop your bit**ing and step into reality now!!!! I guarantee you a 50 year old granny wouldn't dare put herself in that bright r
42 LH417AF025 : so.... are the connection carriers changing their uni's too or not?
43 Heathrow : I think a uniform should be classy, fun, but professional. These aren't very professional uniforms. I like them, but I don't think they belong on an a
44 FlyDeltaJets : I agree with that, but the DCI carriers are not Delta so they will continue to use thier own uniforms. The new colors seem to match the Comairs' Blac
45 JetBlueLuv : Is the black dress in the second row, second pic a Delta option or did that just mistakenly get jumbled into the uniform pics? If it is a uniform, I'd
46 Algoz : Just a question - would it have cost more to have cancelled the order than continue with it? If I were a creditor of Delta, I'd be non-too happy....
47 Timboflier215 : i dunno, if it helps boost morale, and thus customer satisfaction, then id be v happy. if i were a creditor, id be happy for anything to get more peo
48 HS748 : I think you're a bit naive if you think a new uniform will improve customer service.
49 Timboflier215 : i never said that. i said that if it boosted employee morale (which, according to some people on here, it will do), then customer service could also
50 Panamair : Well, saw them "live" today -on real employees (yes, real people) as I flew through ATL and JFK and I must say that 90% of them looked very, very smar
51 RobTrent : Then it seems to have done the trick. Let's hope it leads to improved morale amongst staff and in turn to a change in Delta's prosperity. I always ju
52 N1120A : These were introduced quite a while ago. As much as I dislike Delta, I think their new uniforms are top notch. That was the original plan but Delta d
53 Zvezda : I don't understand why they make uniforms that are wider than the aisles. I hate it when FAs rub against the passengers on both sides of the aisle as
54 AJMIA : True that! But irregardless of age, I don't think these uniforms would look very nice on larger employees. Face it... most airline staff is not built
55 NWBOS : Will the DL ground agents be getting new uniforms as well? I know some of them complained that they look like prison guards in their grey uniforms.
56 Post contains images RobTrent : [quote=AJMIA,reply=54]I also think it hearkens back to the days when flight attendants wore hot pants and go-go boots. [/quote Now it's the passenger'
57 Rainbird : The new uniforms for FA's are just a piece of the plan to improve customer service on the aircraft. For the last 3 months all FA's throughout the syst
58 Zvezda : I wish that were true, but there is little evidence of it in the States.
59 AirframeAS : I agree with that! I prefer the look of UA's current uniform as well as HP's uniform too!
60 Jaysit : Who is going to wear that slinky black evening gown? From what I've seen of DL's FAs, a burkha is more in order.
61 MalpensaSFO : The uniforms are great in person, although the navy blazer has a bit to be desired. The hats are a throw back to the golden days, that we all miss to
62 Jasepl : [Edited 2006-05-02 05:17:15]
63 Post contains links Panamair : Well, here's a picture of the new uniforms on real DL employees (pictured with designer Richard Tyler): http://www.ajc.com/business/content/...ta/stor
64 777klm : I like the hats!!!
65 Post contains images Ardian : " target=_blank>http://www.ajc.com/business/content/....html Those hats reminds me of BA. Infact, would'nt surprise me if someone said the uniforms ar
66 RwSEA : Not everything shown at the Fashion Show were DL uniforms. I don't think the sleeveless dresses ever made it to Delta.
67 Panamair : No, there are more options than just those shown. The first post does show many, though not all, of the options. (except of course, the slinky black
68 Post contains links Ardian : Hahaha yeah that would be too much I think (reminds me of the flight attendants in the movie 'Fifth Element') But uniforms like this: Picture (third
69 L1329II : Well... these uniforms look better than the new seat covers that DL is using!
70 Cadet57 : Looks awesome. Cant wait to try em on!
71 Delta4eva : Jim Whitehurst was on a flight to MIA assisting the flight attendants and wearing the new uniform. "Executives took part in the new uniform premiere b
72 Post contains images Bond007 : You need to do a lot more than that to make a profit - that's what DL should be spending their time and money on. ...sorry it took me so long I'd be
73 Post contains images M&M : Here's some more pics I found at flightattendants.org. Personally, I find the uniforms quite dashing. I just wish they could have been a bit more crea
74 AlexPorter : I can't see these pictures.
75 Post contains images Flpuck6 : " target=_blank>http://www.ajc.com/business/content/....html Is it just me or did they pick only the skinny better-looking agents / flight attendants
76 M&M : Hmmm...well, If you can't see them just go to the website and under the gallery section do a search for delta and it should display the pics.
77 AlexPorter : Ah. As a non-registered person on that site I can't see more than the thumbnails (which is probably why I can't see them here in the first place), bu
78 Tsaord : They were very sharp today! The agents all seemed to have a renewed type of swagger going on!!
79 Post contains images SBN580 : Only an hour and seventeen minutes...longer than I figured.
80 Dartland : I flew DL yesterday and thought the new uniforms are great -- very classy, and look good on a variety of types of people (male/female - tall/short - t
81 Apodino : Quite frankly, I don't like the image that delta is trying to potray. These are flight attendants, and the uniforms should project that fact. All thes
82 Tsaord : I finally saw a Dl F/A in ORD today with the red outfit on! She looked real nice.
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