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New CO Uniforms?  
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

In the thread about the new NW uniforms, there was some talk of new CO uniforms incorporating similar colors to what NW just released, but I didn't see anything anywhere about new stuff for CO. Does anyone from CO have any idea as to what the new uniforms might look like?

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21881 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

I would hope that the striped shirts would go away. They look too much like the uniforms that some Amtrak conductors wear.

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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20366 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

I'd like to see CO update its livery first. It's getting a bit tired and dated.

User currently offlineLetsgetwet From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

CO will not be getting totally new uniforms in the forseeable future. Instead you will see small changes every so often , like single breasted blazers vs. double breasted, different ties and or scarves , solid color shirts vs. pin stripes etc. Personally, think the Uniform is classy enough where small changes are enough to keep it looking stylish.

User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3807 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
I would hope that the striped shirts would go away. They look too much like the uniforms that some Amtrak conductors wear.

ROFL!! I think there would be some minor changes, but nothing major.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
I'd like to see CO update its livery first. It's getting a bit tired and dated.

I doubt that would happen, unless, of course, they go into bankruptcy and want to emerge as a different, new and improved airline. CO is doing fine in the public eye, so I doubt changing the livery is even in the minds of the execs.



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User currently offlineLh417af025 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3656 times:



Quoting Letsgetwet (Reply 3):
think the Uniform is classy enough where small changes are enough to keep it looking stylish.

oh yeah, super classy... the women wearing those double breasted jackets with the short pants.... fashion week watch out.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Quoting WestIndian425 (Reply 4):
unless, of course, they go into bankruptcy and want to emerge as a different, new and improved airline.

You bite your tongue, CO and bankrupt not in the same sentence please!   

The CO uniforms IMO are fine minus the shorts and double breasted coats!

The CO livery I like and is very well recognized, at least there is 1 or 2 airlines in the U.S. with most every aircraft looking the same.  Smile

[Edited 2007-12-13 10:10:36]


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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

I think CO has managed to keep a fairly classic uniform. I agree, no reason to change.

As to the livery, I again think -- why change? At least it isn't that aweful red/gold of the 70's and 80's.

But, if they were going to change, I'd change the company name to a cursive script or something similar. But the gold world design on the blue I think looks nice.

Dave



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3513 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 7):
I think CO has managed to keep a fairly classic uniform. I agree, no reason to change.

Sure has hell beats the aubergine colored unform I wore when I started (1987) (Yes, aubergine. Eggplant). Nasty.



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User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Ahhh...the days of aubergine for CO and military green for EA..those were the days! And don't even get me started on the tan & burgundy PAISLEY dress at PI or the wild-wild-west chocolate brown cowboy look at US! (all in early 80's)

I agree with most that CO has a classic uniform (save the shorts which are horrendous.) From an ee's standpoint though, it is nice to have a little change every now and then...a new tie, new shirt makes a big difference in your own opinion of the uniform you wear day after day.


User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

AA will be the only US airline w/out new uniforms!!! AA Management just want to cut costs at all cost no matter how it deteriorates their overall image...awful!

User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3191 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 8):
Sure has hell beats the aubergine colored uniform I wore when I started (1987) (Yes, aubergine. Eggplant). Nasty.

That was my first uniform too. When I started, Continental paid for the uniform (two coats, two pants, five shirts and one tie.). Soon after, they started making all new hires buy their own uniforms.

The flight attendants were sooooooo pissed when these uniforms were introduced. The uniform was exactly the same for the attendants and the gate/ticket counter agents. Before that, the attendants and the terminal workers had different uniforms.

We had very strict regulations. No earrings on men, women's earnings no larger than a quarter. At first, we were required to wear the jacket even during the summer at IAH in 100 degree heat. This was even though we had to run back and forth to the ramp regularly. This was eventually modified in the summer.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

The current uniform CO has, IMO, is one of the best looking out there. The women's dress looks great! The ties on the men are very good looking. I don't think CO needs a uniform change anytime soon, but they could expand their uniform line a bit and give color choices for scarves and ties.

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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3122 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 12):
The current uniform CO has, IMO, is one of the best looking out there. The women's dress looks great! The ties on the men are very good looking. I don't think CO needs a uniform change anytime soon, but they could expand their uniform line a bit and give color choices for scarves and ties.

I think they should bring back Pan American powder blue!! They were so cool.

I am not suggesting a return to the 1960's when women were fired for getting married. But I am amazed the flight attendants on the Asian airlines. I flew ANA from NRT to PVG last year. The flight attendants were totally identical. You could not tell them apart. Same hair, same makeup, same shoes, same stocking. No individual items in their uniform. When walking through the terminal they even wore hats!! I haven't seen hats on flight attendants since I was a small boy.


User currently offlineCoewraatysaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

The company is currently surveying the employees on new ties for men and women, as well as scarves. Other than that, everything will be staying the same. I wish we would get rid of the striped shirts and keep only the white ones.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21590 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting Coewraatysaz (Reply 14):
I wish we would get rid of the striped shirts and keep only the white ones.

Well, if everyone hated them, they'd all wear white. So some of you must like them, right?  Wink



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3013 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
I'd like to see CO update its livery first. It's getting a bit tired and dated.

Please. The livery is crisp and business-like. Perfect for what CO's image is. We don't need new liveries every 3 or 4 years because someone on Anet is bored.  Big grin


User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2950 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
Please. The livery is crisp and business-like. Perfect for what CO's image is. We don't need new liveries every 3 or 4 years because someone on Anet is bored

Bingo. Lame reason for a uniform change.

The men's uniform, in my opinion, is very chic indeed



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2943 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 13):
I haven't seen hats on flight attendants since I was a small boy.

Last year, as DL was phasing in the new ladies' uniforms, one of the FA's was wearing the red hat. I have to say, I wasn't sure at first, but the color/style truly fit her personality (in the best sense) and made for a striking and smart looking uniform.

Dave



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3469 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2873 times:
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Quoting Coewraatysaz (Reply 14):
The company is currently surveying the employees on new ties for men and women, as well as scarves. Other than that, everything will be staying the same. I wish we would get rid of the striped shirts and keep only the white ones

Not quite... New ties yes.... but also new shirt: French Blue. AFAIK these will not replace existing items, but will be additional options. Should be available 'after 2nd Quarter' next year. ... Joy..  bored 



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User currently offlineDragonflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Gotta add my 2 cents here and say I agree with most everyone else. Continental's uniforms and livery look fantastic! Thank goodness they won't be changing them! Continental comes across as a very classy operation. I remember when they were flying the "golden meatball" planes and had those lovely (NOT!) Aubergine uniforms in the early 1990s...the flight crews looked so dejected walking out to their a/c at the terminal. It's amazing how much they have changed their image and how far they have come! Their current uniforms and planes are excellent! (I don't know why, but now they remind me of Nordstrom's for some reason. That's a very good association!) The only other airline out there with great looking uniforms, as far as US airlines go, would be Delta. The crews look great, including those that wear the hats! Both these airlines have done a fantastic job with their uniforms! My own airline, on the other hand....um, let's not go there...lol!


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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Speaking of uniforms, what is the rule of thumb about flash (pins). I notice some crew have them, some don't. Those that do most often are something like US flag, or company pin/symbol. Do airlines limits what may be put on a uniform? (Obviously, to a point yes, but who much freedom is left to add a "personal" touch as it were?).

Thanks!

Dave



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2595 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 21):
Speaking of uniforms, what is the rule of thumb about flash (pins). I notice some crew have them, some don't. Those that do most often are something like US flag, or company pin/symbol. Do airlines limits what may be put on a uniform? (Obviously, to a point yes, but who much freedom is left to add a "personal" touch as it were?).

Yes Big grin , but we do have guidelines for what type of pin, how many and where they are to be placed (for blazers, shirts and aprons).

My blazer has my ISM name bar, my wings, my SkyTeam pin and a red maple leaf (gotta represent). My apron, well that is a whole different ball game.



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User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

CO current uniforms do look outdated very late 80's early 90's...way to go! They need an update especially when most US Majors have changed or modified their uniforms. AA will the only US major w/out uniform updates...hopefully they will feel pressed to react since all other carriers are doing the same. AA uniforms look outdated and generic, their FAs look awful! :O

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:



Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 23):
They need an update especially when most US Majors have changed or modified their uniforms.

I don't think those in charge make the decision to get new uniforms based on that others are doing it. As a wearer of this uniform, I don't mind it. I just wish there were more choices for men.



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25 Cory6188 : Separate from cabin crew uniforms, though, how many formal choices are there really for men? Dress shirt is standard, tie is standard (unless you wan
26 EWRCabincrew : Color choices for shirts. Long sleeve or short sleeve. With or without epaulets. Styles of ties (wider variety of patterns). Choices like that. I rea
27 FLYB6JETS : I was thinking that with all this talk of new airline uniforms, Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear do an airline episode of the show. That would
28 Cory6188 : Hmmm.....makes sense. I hadn't thought of little details like that.
29 Post contains images IAHcsr : White and pinstripe shirts now, French Blue added next year. Six ties now, three or four more come with the new shirt. I just stay with the short sle
30 GayStudPilot : Several have mentioned other airlines' FA uniforms. My thoughts: - dump the housecoat looking dresses... not flattering on any woman - stop the use of
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