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China Southern Airlines Unveils New Uniforms  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7298 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!”







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User currently offlineLH417AF025 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 days ago) and read 7160 times:

not too crazy about the scarf, but i like.

User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 days ago) and read 7145 times:

I think they look good. Can someone verify what red & blue stand for?

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineRB211-524H From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 days ago) and read 7131 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.

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7119 times:

A bit Stepford Wife-ish, but better than the polyester blue sacks worn by FAs here in the US.

Besides, those pretty Chinese women would look great in anything.


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3198 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7094 times:

Doesn't really do it for me compared to what was on display at China's Fashion Weeks recently.

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6822 times:

It looks rather normal, if u ask me. If they want to do away with the military styled uniforms, they should do away with the head wear.

I am not blown away... Maybe I am too used to SQ/MH/GA/TG etc...



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6771 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!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineNZFan From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 75 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

i'm not sure about the stripes one the skirts and the one button jacket

User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 6519 times:

Much nicer than the 'ambulance driver' uniforms they wore when I flew with them a year ago.
NZ747


User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 22 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

There was nothing wrong with the old one if you ask me:

The new uniform in combination with the trousers looks very strange.


User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 21 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Add another 50 to 100 pounds and add about 20 more years of age and that's what we get here in the states.

User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 6408 times:

Flew them domestically throughout China on a holiday, and they were actually quite enjoyable. Don't know why I remember this  crazy  but the skirts are very similar in pattern to their In-flight blankets.


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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3198 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 19 hours ago) and read 6366 times:

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 12):
but the skirts are very similar in pattern to their In-flight blankets.

Being very frugal perhaps; cutting from the same cloth.

MH



come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineDavid31998 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 6311 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.


User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 6304 times:

Cute  Smile

Those girls are too young for any other description.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 6291 times:

Very cute, i like em  Smile



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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 6247 times:

I find it surprising that there are no F/A uniforms for male F/A's. Does China Southern not have any male F/A's?

Reggaebird


User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 6227 times:

The first photo in the opening post shows them off best - you can't see the dodgy 80s skirt fabric...

Presumably this is part of China Southern's Olympics branding drive.


User currently offlineKULatICT From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 14 hours ago) and read 6200 times:

what's up with those stripes on the skirt?

User currently offlineStarGuy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 14 hours ago) and read 6185 times:

I think that it looks vile and dated, not retro, not vintage, just old. The hat is disgusting and don't even get me started on that neck scarf! Truly disappointing for a new uniform.

Now Korean Airlines have got the right idea. Their new uniform is so sharp and stylish.


User currently offlineLizzard71 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 hours ago) and read 6109 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.

Best laugh I have had all day.
Thanks.
:D


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 hours ago) and read 6028 times:

Agreed Korean Air's uniform is fantastic!!!!

I like this uniform...bar the scarf and the Pants. The pants look like crap...

the stripes i think work well with the whole idea...

just imagine 18 of these girls walking together through the arrivals hall, and then theyll stand out...they will then look stylish, sophisticated, and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Cheers


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!


User currently offlineCXtra From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 hours ago) and read 5995 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.


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User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 hours ago) and read 5947 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.


User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (8 years ago) and read 5894 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!

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u mean this?
MU. nothing really flash but i like the details

CZ's uniform?
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


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