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United's Leather Seats/Interior Mods/Uniforms  
User currently offlineAmpropilot2b From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5104 times:

Does anyone know when United will start putting leather in the domestic economy cabins? Anyone know what the schedule is for completion? What color leather will be used? Are they adding new carpet/bulkheads/lighting/etc. Anyone have pictures or more information about this program? How about the new digital servers for the entertainment systems? I know they are prioritizing the 737s, but I haven't heard much else. Hopefully this will go faster than the fleet painting schedule.

On another note, I heard someone talking about new uniforms for the F/As and CS Agents. Anyone else hear this

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User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4950 times:

As for interior modifications, I'd say it will only go as far as new leather covers throughout the cabin, and probably fresh carpet.
Regarding the uniforms, a new uniform was introduced for the Asia based crews, and for intra-Asia flights only. UA will probably just make this the standard throughout the airline.



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User currently offlineGlobalDreams From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4869 times:



Quoting EISHN (Reply 1):
Regarding the uniforms, a new uniform was introduced for the Asia based crews, and for intra-Asia flights only. UA will probably just make this the standard throughout the airline.

The inter-Asia crew members are not part of AFA union. These F/A's are contracted by UA. Their uniforms differ from the AFA uniforms. The inter-Asia crew members uniforms are not an indication of what is to come to the rest of UA. If I am not mistaken it is in the AFA contract that the inter-Asia F/A's cannot share the same uniform as the AFA F/A's.


User currently offlineFlyMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4304 times:



Quoting GlobalDreams (Reply 2):
If I am not mistaken it is in the AFA contract that the inter-Asia F/A's cannot share the same uniform as the AFA F/A's.

Why is this, does anybody know?. It seems strnage to have such a specific clause. I do like the unifroms of the intra-Asia crew, they look quite professional and on par with the rest of the world.



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User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4140 times:



Quoting Ampropilot2b (Thread starter):
Hopefully this will go faster than the fleet painting schedule.

UAL is not just going to ship the aircraft off for painting. They will be painted during a heavy maintenence check.

TED was painted early to help with branding I do believe.

Regards,

Mark



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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Forgive me but what does the UA Asian crew uniforms look like? Does anyone have any pics tried google but I'd yield any results. I think they need a change in their uniforms, and i think now is the time whilst upgrading their premium product. It wouldn't surprise me if they did. Whilst I believe UA updated their uniforms not that long ago, it seems they are transforming their branding and their employees are a major part of this, so it seems a logical next step, perhaps along with a little extra training for them to polish their skills!
Cheers smi


User currently offlineHazmat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

UA isn't doing shit! Pardon my language but the "mismanagement" talks a big game then always seems to fail on the follow through.
The new "international aircraft" are so far behind it's pitiful. The interior updates are minimal at best and frankly not very nice compared to most of our European competition. There are supposed to be 4 updated aircraft flying by now and there's 1. I wouldn't hold my breath for that leather in economy either. It's way down the list. Another "big talk" press release designed to make it seem like United is moving forward. The only thing moving at United is the $ and it's moving right into the executives pockets.
As for the flight attendant uniforms? They are only being updated with a new dress for women and a single breasted blazer and flat front pants for men. Woop-ti-frickin-do! And our pilot uniforms haven't been changed since about 1984.
Sorry, I'm a bit down on United lately. They're a very demoralizing company to work for of late.


User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 2476 times:



Quoting FlyMD (Reply 3):
Why is this, does anybody know?. It seems strnage to have such a specific clause. I do like the unifroms of the intra-Asia crew, they look quite professional and on par with the rest of the world.

According to the CBA, section 19.I"
"The Company agrees that any personnel other than Flight Attendants on the System Seniority List, with the exception of Company employees covered under Section 4.S, will be attired in something distinctly different than the Flight Attendant uniform." Section 4.S refers to supervisors, training staff, etc. who may wear the uniform for training/other purposes.

Quoting Hazmat (Reply 6):
As for the flight attendant uniforms? They are only being updated with a new dress for women and a single breasted blazer and flat front pants for men. Woop-ti-frickin-do! And our pilot uniforms haven't been changed since about 1984.

I don't claim to be a guru on fashion and trends but I do know that pleats are out and flat front is in. What a huge difference for the flying public to notice  Yeah sure .

While a do agree with your opinion, as an employee you should know that UA is a VERY conservative company. You're not going to see red dresses like DL or something chic and runway worthy, by a world famous designer like AF. As for the pilot uniforms... aren't they pretty basic and standard across the industry? White shirt with blue/dark pants. Every pilot I saw at HKG yesterday had the same generic uniform...


User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2672 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2448 times:



Quoting Hazmat (Reply 6):
There are supposed to be 4 updated aircraft flying by now and there's 1.

Last I heard, there are two.


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