Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13752 posts, RR: 18 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8248 times:
GUANGZHOU, China, August 28, 2006 - China Southern Airlines, (NYSE: ZNH, HKSE:1055, SHA: 600029) - www.cs-air.com/en - with the largest and most technically advanced aircraft fleet in The People's Republic of China is pleased to unveil a chic new collection of Flight Attendant uniforms that would turn heads from the catwalk of any Paris or New York fashion show.
Starting August 28th, China Southern will “send an unmistakable message to the airline world that we have arrived on the global stage … and we are here to stay,” said Mr. He Zong Kai, Vice President, China Southern Airlines.
Mr. He added that, “gone are the old days of Militaristic-style uniforms of one solid color. China Southern has arrived on the International jet set and our new look is a bold statement to say this is who we are in our China Southern Airlines and we are proud of our airline and our people. And we have every right to be. The more than 40,000 staff of China Southern has worked diligently to build our airline company into one of the world’s best … now is the time to strut our stuff!”
RB211-524H From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8081 times:
drool.... gotta give them a go next time =) I've been brought up on a diet of Singapore and Cathay girls and I have to say this uniform and the flight attendants wearing them don't look too bad at all. Although the homogenous China Southern look is reminiscent of JAL and ANA from a few years back.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3066 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7721 times:
I love it, minus the scarf. The scarf doesn't go. But I love the retro-style head wear. Kind of symbolic for FAs, I wish more airlines had them. China Southern are definitely on the rise. Can't wait for them to join SkyTeam!
David31998 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7261 times:
Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 11): Add another 50 to 100 pounds and add about 20 more years of age and that's what we get here in the states.
That won't happen in China. There the girls must be very young and beautiful to be given future consideration for the job. China is still very much male dominated, and woman are valued mostly for beauty, not ability. If FAs gain a little weight or start to show a little age and they are out the door. They are paid good money compared to most jobs in China. But their tenure is very short.
CXtra From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6945 times:
Personally, I don't really like the new design, especially the skirts. They've recognised that the old uniform sent out the wrong message of 'old' China, but haven't incorporated much character into the new one. It looks like they've thought about what might be perceived as attractive in the west but haven't left any hint of their heritage in it. In my view, the result is rather plain. CX have done a great job of retaining Asian touches in their stylish red uniforms.
CX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6897 times:
Quoting RB211-524H (Reply 3): Although the homogenous China Southern look is reminiscent of JAL and ANA from a few years back.
My thoughts exactly. It's all a bit blah and mediocre IMHO. The skirts are just wrong, and the jackets are too 80s. Agreed however that it's a step up from the navy pant-suits worn by grumpy american FA's.
Chinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6844 times:
Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 22): PS: Who has the purple uniform within China?? is it China Eastern?? Whenever im in SHanghai i see them walking through...it looks nice but dated!
u mean this?
MU. nothing really flash but i like the details
nah. it looks like that both CA and MU have better uniforms than CZ. the scarf is just wrong.
i know that both CA and MU tried to introduced a chinese styled uniform aomewhere in the past but neither worked. the issue is that the traditional chinese colour elements are too out standing and bright red and bright gold are not something to be introduced to a confined environment. and traditional women's wear just somehow lacks the look of professionalism