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First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4451 posts, RR: 12
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16504 times:

Here is an early look of the new uniforms for the flight crews;

http://www.airkule.com/default.asp?page=haber&id=13667

What do you think?

-It is a huge depart from the current color palette, but it is not bad. White shirts are not matching,
needs to be a different hue.
-Almost all five outfits not fitting the FAs.
-Guys uniform could very well be worn by Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
-Ladies coats, skirts length a foot too long.
-Ladies caps are not flattering.
-If you just look at the middle third of the photo, actually not that bad.

They are still working on it and this photo was shared by someone on the social media.

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User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16497 times:

Oh please god NO! this is HIDEOUS

Please tell me TK scrap this and completely re-invent it - it's like a 60's Air Berlin uniform, only much much worse and SO dated - even AA's uniform is better than this.

The men's colours are quite nice, but the style is dreadful and a turtleneck? really? the 90's ended 20 years ago TK

Truly Awful


User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16471 times:

Personally, I find the design terrible. An homage to the 1970s ?


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User currently offlinea320fan From Australia, joined Apr 2009, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16398 times:

Meh,

they don't look like they fit the models and look like it would be uncomfortable and annoying having to wear and work in them for so many hours.

Some of the design elements of the garments themselves I am not a fan of, Turtle necks? Really? who thought that would be a good idea. And the coats look to long.

However the colours I do like. I feel this ares is a big improvement on the current uniform, which is very generic looking and does not say "Turkish Airlines" I saw a Turkish crew walking through PEK last year, I had to follow them and see what aircraft they got on to work out who they were.



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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 16180 times:
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Terrible to say the very least. Someone got paid for this.


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User currently offlineantonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 721 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 16101 times:

You can put my name on the list too
AWFUL


User currently offlineFly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15811 times:

Looks like THY is heading the way the government is...something a little more conservative. Or in this case a lot more!

User currently offlineTurkish350XWB From Switzerland, joined Jan 2009, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15751 times:

Fits well to Terlik Hava Yollari.

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15686 times:

Hey, turtlenecks can get downright itchy on a long dry flight.   

User currently offlineJU068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2691 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15673 times:
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It looks as if they made their uniforms out of Persian carpets. Horrible and it definitely doesn't suit a modern airline such as Turkish Airlines.

Also, what were they thinking when they designed the male uniforms? I do not know what's worse, the design or the colour.


User currently offlinegokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15569 times:

Boy I've been going crazy over this on twitter. There are like 3 trending topics over this and a big majority hates it.
It created so much discussion that TK and desiger said the outfits pictured are just a "study". Hideous, conservative, ottoman, unsafe. Thats my opinion.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25745 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15466 times:

First these were leaked photos and not the final version. As its being told there are 15-20 variations.

But ultimately in my view, I think its great TK wants to be different and not have generic uniforms.
Some of the most memorable airlines like Singapore or Gulf carriers have uniforms that are quite unique, and TK should also.

With this in mind, its would be very fitting to use history, use of colors and pattern that yes might have Islamic influences to create something unique or Turkish and not the bland uniforms 90% of the industry uses.

Anyhow as both the designer and company have mentioned this project is far from finished and these were not the final products.



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3548 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15429 times:

Way to conservative/religious looking for a country like Turkey. If they added a headscarf it would be suitable for Iran Air or Saudia.


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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15325 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 12):
Way to conservative/religious looking for a country like Turkey. If they added a headscarf it would be suitable for Iran Air or Saudia.

Amen brother...



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User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15260 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 12):
Way to conservative/religious looking for a country like Turkey. If they added a headscarf it would be suitable for Iran Air or Saudia.

That was my first thought as well... they could be Saudia's new uniforms. Even current Saudia's uniforms are more "sensual" since women wear pants, so they are tighter (yet they have their hair covered).

Yet Turkey is trying to be a regional powerhouse, and getting closer to other Gulf countries... IMO those new uniforms are very representative when you think that a national public airline is one of the ambassadors of any nation.


User currently offlinesenchingo From Germany, joined exactly 4 years ago today! , 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15009 times:

This is just horrible... A mix of overdone futuristic (Mr. Spock, men) and back to the 70's (women).
The mens uniform has a round cut turtleneck, while the vest and shirt underneath have a straight cut. Plus trouser, shirt, vest and jacket all have different grey tones.
The womens uniform look like a Christmas present wrapped in carpet; Raincoat variation looks like a Russian preacher, while the winter coat (?) variation looks like above mentioned carpet but sliced in half.

Gosh, what are they thinking?

Quoting gokmengs (Reply 10):
It created so much discussion that TK and desiger said the outfits pictured are just a "study"

I hope it's really just a "study"


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3318 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14798 times:

If I worked for them I would think seriously about changing airlines, I am struggling for a good/nice word to say about about the whole outfit, male and female.
If the airline used a fashion consultant/agency they should be fired.   



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User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14602 times:

Just threw up in my mouth a little. This makes the new NZ uniforms look positively de rigueur.

User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25416 posts, RR: 86
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14509 times:
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Quoting LAXintl (Reply 11):
But ultimately in my view, I think its great TK wants to be different and not have generic uniforms.

  

I quite like them. At least they are a bit (only a little bit) different and I see nothing wrong with Turkish Airlines reocgnizing the older parts of the country's culture as well as the new.

And they're a welcome change from Euro-bland.

mariner



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User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14441 times:

It actually makes me feel a bit ill looking at them, and how terribly uncomfortable they would be for the crew too, yuk.

Like others I agree they should express individuality and history as the national airline of Turkey - just not in such a tasteless, ill-thought and un-stylish way.


User currently offlinegokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14209 times:

I know that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but come on guys this is hideous. Plus some here know that this is just not a uniform but goes in to a deep subject/argument.

Quoting senchingo (Reply 15):

This is what TK's official twitter account wrote after the picture leaked and twitter exploded;
"Bir süre önce başlayan kabin kıyafeti tasarımlarımız henüz sonuçlanmamıştır. Sonuçlandığında sizlerle paylaşmaktan mutluluk duyacağız."
To translate; " we haven't concluded our cabin uniform designs that we have been working on for a while. We'll be glad to share it with you once its complete"



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 961 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14059 times:

A bit of too much of everything.. And agree above, looks uncomfortable for the cabin work..

Quoting senchingo (Reply 15):
A mix of overdone futuristic (Mr. Spock, men)

AY's version of the Star Trek girls   :

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee500/MIKROKUPU/2131404100100994422QDZHcg_fs_zps7245ce7c.jpg


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27114 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13990 times:

Well lets hope the final designs are a lot different than the above because those in the article are just unbelievable. For a company such as TK that is trying to aim for a progressive modern and professional product they really could not have got it more wrong. It looks like a group of folk dancers in the Balkans. They could have done so much better and incorporated Turkish design but this is an epic fail. Such a shame. The current uniforms are way way better than these proposed new ones.

User currently offlines.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13441 times:

The models (real flight attendants?) do not seem overly impressed by their looks...


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User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13329 times:

2nd and 3rd models (1st and 2nd girls) look OK, somewhat reminds me of the BA uniforms.... But the other two girls look like they have their comforters wrapped around them. Very mediocre, very conservative.

User currently offlinedelimit From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12994 times:

I rather like the women's outfits as well. Not at all a fan of the stewards though. Too busy.

User currently offlineYakamoz From Switzerland, joined Nov 2012, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12605 times:

Bad. Awful. Terrible. No.. that couldn't be TK. No, please someone say it is a joke...

User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 603 posts, RR: 2
Reply 27, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12739 times:

Sorry, TK, but it looks like the uniforms were fashioned from the drapes and carpeting in my grandmother's house.

I admire and respect the fact that TK may want to be unique with their uniforms, but surely there is a way to create a unique uniform without reverting to '70s style patterns and turtlenecks.

Further, as other posters have noted, the uniforms seem very "buttoned up," like every exposed area of flesh has been in some way covered up, and not tastefully either.



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User currently offlinefiloflyer From Finland, joined Feb 2012, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12239 times:

Judging from the picture... I like the current one better....!! I think these uniforms will be very uncomfortable to work with... And undeniably UGLYI have flown with tk 4x this year and iconsistently find their cabin temperature quite warm for my liking and im only wearing a shirt and jeans. Star trek girls of ay look better and comfortable with their uniforms and you can see it from their faces  

User currently offlineThereandBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 29, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11993 times:

I like the color pallet but the fit and shape needs to be worked on and they look way too covered up. Another issue with these uniforms is that they look like they would be extremely uncomfortable during summer flights to places like AYT, IAH, SIN.

They could have used other Turkish designers that would fit the aesthetic they're going for with the cabin and branding like Hussein Chalayan or Erdem Moralioglu. After looking up the designer they're using now, she seems to design very fussy over embellished pieces which clashes with the clean modern red/black looking that TK is going for.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4977 posts, RR: 4
Reply 30, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11671 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
Here is an early look of the new uniforms for the flight crews;

http://www.airkule.com/default.asp?page=haber&id=13667

What do you think?

Hideous...

I don't see how the uniform would allow crew to carry out their duties...

Hope TK have gone back to the drawing board...

EK413



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User currently offlineNorthstar80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10700 times:

GENTS, This is NOT the next uniform for TK.

TK is in the progress of selecting a new uniform, and they are currently running a tender working with some fashion designers. This is one of the designs which was brought to TK by a designer - along with lots of other uniforms from different designers.

Be cool, it wont be selected - this is just media trying to create sensational news, however it is false.

Again, this is NOT what TK selected.



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User currently offlineamax1977 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10625 times:

As ugly as it can get!

User currently offlineFlightlover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 344 posts, RR: 9
Reply 33, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10181 times:

Horrible uniforms. I imagine the one for women would be unbearable to wear on a long-haul flight. Very unappealing to the eye.

User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 34, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8864 times:

I like that they have a nod to TK's Turkish heritage and are not the normal generic uniform...

Delta has a turtle neck option for their FA's....both male and female...


User currently offlineqantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 35, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8322 times:

70's, I don't think so...this is going back a long way and I suggest that it is a little of the nation's history in the uniform, if tailored correctly then I think they'd be quite nice. I quite like the look.


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User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 799 posts, RR: 1
Reply 36, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7980 times:

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 31):
TK is in the progress of selecting a new uniform, and they are currently running a tender working with some fashion designers. This is one of the designs which was brought to TK by a designer - along with lots of other uniforms from different designers.

Be cool, it wont be selected - this is just media trying to create sensational news, however it is false.

Well, the good thing about this is that they now know which design would -not- be well received ; )


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5849 posts, RR: 4
Reply 37, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7903 times:

The guys is nice minus turtle neck it should have a chinese collar style, the girl next to him is good too minus scarf, the white sleeved girl could be half sleeved minus scarf and hat, the third girl is also good minus hat and scarf and white trim on sleeves and collar as well as the white cuffs showing, the full length jacket girl could be more tailored.

I ilke the colours and the "Persian Carpet" and "Balkan Folk Dancer" look, glad its different and brings in a bit of Turk culture and heritage.

Quoting ThereandBack (Reply 29):
like Hussein Chalayan or Erdem Moralioglu

Is Riffat Ozbek not worthy anymore, used to be pretty big in the 90's.

[Edited 2013-02-09 22:24:36]

User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5828 times:

Turtle necks belong in the 90's or on Gail Platt

Hideous. That is all.


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 25
Reply 39, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

Isn't Turkish Airlines a middle eastern airlines? Those uniform is suitable to the middle east culture though.


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User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 40, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5418 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 39):
Isn't Turkish Airlines a middle eastern airlines? Those uniform is suitable to the middle east culture though.

Oh no not again...


User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Yikes! Those are pretty bad.

The third female looks like a North Korean grandma. Is the fourth female wearing some sort of baggy grey trousers? Or, is it some ankle-length dress/skirt?

The 7 7 7 on the tails of the neckware remind me more of a casino logo than Boeing, for some reason, as well.


User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Oh my.. I cannot say I like them. They make beautiful people like the models in the picture are look like old aunties on a visit from the 1970s. I hope TK reconsiders!

User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 40):

I thought Turkish Airlines was an Arab airline, isn't it? 


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5849 posts, RR: 4
Reply 44, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

Culturally Turkey is quite like the middle east, I find iran to be Turkey like as well so are the Levant nations.

User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 45, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 44):

Culturally Turkey is quite like the middle east, I find iran to be Turkey like as well so are the Levant nations.

Except airlines do not have races / religions / ethnicities (as they are non-living things) but corporate affiliations, regional group memberships etc. And last I heard they still did not belong in a Middle Eastern Airlines Association but the Association of European Airlines.


User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 46, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

I believe this news story is just another cheap attempt to bash TK over nothing. Nobody cares what Dilek Hanif (Designer) or TK has to say about these rumors in the Turkish Media. Business as usual...

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5849 posts, RR: 4
Reply 47, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 45):
And last I heard they still did not belong in a Middle Eastern Airlines Association

But its a member of the Arab association or did that not happen http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-jp...ganization-aaco-as-partner-airline


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 48, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 47):
But its a member of the Arab association or did that not happen http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-jp...ganization-aaco-as-partner-airline

Which is a travesty on its own but I won't go into the discussion of how some gov't agenda creeps into TK decisions like these (as well as the case with the uniforms).


User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 49, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 48):
Which is a travesty on its own but I won't go into the discussion of how some gov't agenda creeps into TK decisions like these (as well as the case with the uniforms).

Why is being a partner of the AACO a travesty? The Middle East is one of the fastest growing aviation markets on the globe and Turkey is just next to it. TK is successful because it is not only focused to the West.


User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 50, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Here you go, this is the real deal:

http://www.airporthaber.com/havacili...cikladi-iste-yeni-uniformalar.html (TK's new Uniforms)


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 51, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Quoting tcm (Reply 49):
Why is being a partner of the AACO a travesty?

Because, unlike any of the members of that association, TK is not from an Arab country

Quoting tcm (Reply 50):
Here you go, this is the real deal:

http://www.airporthaber.com/havacili...cikladi-iste-yeni-uniformalar.html (TK's new Uniforms)

Just saw that as well. Some are definitely better than the ones leaked before.    Still nothing that impressive if you ask me...

I like this one the most:

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy2_183.jpg

and this too:

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy5_4.jpg

[Edited 2013-02-11 05:56:59]

User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 51):
Because, unlike any of the members of that association, TK is not from an Arab country

And that is why TK is a "Partner Airline of this regional airline association" and not a full member  
Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 51):
Just saw that as well. Some are definitely better than the ones leaked before. Still nothing that impressive

Aperantly this is still not the final design yet. I thought it was, will pass judgement on the end product as always.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 53, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Thanks for the link;
This was a great exercise for TK; "damage control". Hope TK learns from this.

Some of you may know; I kinda work in this industry. When you work for an APPLE commercial and such, there usually is a security crew on set, every and each one of personal phone cameras are covered with a specific tape during work so no one takes a picture and leaks it to the media. Also everyone signs a confidentiality agreement, pages long, that you will not leak any info to press/social media.

Guess what, who is going to remember these last photos released by TK?
First impression is everything.

Anyway, looking at the new pictures;
Again, I wouldn't have them released the way they are ( still ill-fitting uniforms, unhappy crew members, bad lighting)

but

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy1_216.jpg
Male uniform fine (what is up with Turkish tailors and the length of the pants at the ankles?????)
Ladies pants, horrible. Look at the length of the pants, why can't they do the same with the guys???
I love the tulip detail on the caps. The material with all that texture could only be used as accessories, maybe vest but not as pants. Looks terrible. I still don't like the white shirt, just too white. Need a different hue.


http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy2_183.jpg
Looks chic enough, because it is an overcoat and because it fits her. Still not a fan of that white.

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy3_185.jpg
This is the worst one. None of the outfits look pleasing to the eye. Especially the lady on the far right; both pants and top not fitting her, no shape...

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy4_9.jpg
Ouch! That pilots uniform looks like a costume, and that is worst thing you can say to a fashion designer.
Ladies outfit nice, a la DL or AF.

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy5_4.jpg
Very nice, with the hat or without. I am sure FAs would like to work in something like this, simple.

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy6_1.jpg
Again, very nice. Nice TK logo detailed buttons. Wouldn't this outfit compliment the TK interiors on the 333/77W fleet?
Exactly, stay away from texture that you don't have anywhere else your company brand.

http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy7_1.jpg
Last one, again nice. Little issue with the pants but, this reads immediately "Modern, 4-star, Europe's Best, Globally Yours, Most Countries Flown".



I have to add, last year I was in a room just like the one seen in the pictures above, when Virgin America was choosing out of 6 or so different designers. Let me tell you I was blown away by how detailed all presentations were and hard was to make choices. I know it is hard to keep everyone happy, we all like dislike different things, but that is why you have to keep it as simple and as elegant as possible.
Not everything in Turkish design/music/architecture/art/dance have to be a "Synthesis of East and West"


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 54, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 53):
"Synthesis of East and West"

Oh my..... I just saw the title of that piece "Stratejimiz Dogu Bati Sentezi" after posting my above statement.
If I hear this one more time.......
At least, she is very successful getting her message across, I got what she was trying to do from a single photo.


User currently offlinetoobz From Finland, joined Jan 2010, 799 posts, RR: 0
Reply 55, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

I seriously hope this isn't the final design, as indicated. LOL...Hamid Karzai..good one TK.
And as far as the pic of AYs uniform..yeah not my fave, they've had better ones for sure. Have to say I don't mind them that much..except for the potato sack on the left. But other than that, I think only AY could pull these off!


User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 56, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 53):
This was a great exercise for TK; "damage control". Hope TK learns from this.

IMHO, the problem is the eagerness of some of the media outlets and some aviation sites (run by people who have deep ideological problems with the government and TK management) to slander TK anyway possible. The latest example being, portraying one of the 20 different designs as being TK's new uniforms. I seriously doubt Virgin America has to deal with such nonsense.

BTW, I think Turkey is unique in being a synthesis of East and West. This is also where it's strength lies. And that is why Turkey is a member of the Association of European Airlines and a partner to the AACO 

[Edited 2013-02-11 07:10:04]

User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 57, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Quoting tcm (Reply 56):
BTW, I think Turkey is unique in being a synthesis of East and West. This is also where it's strength lies. And that is why Turkey is a member of the Association of European Airlines and a partner to the AACO 

And I agree with you   However, I'd be more content if I knew for sure that they weren't trying to steer the direction towards the Arab world entirely. I sure wouldn't like to fly - or take pride in - an airline with no booze, covered FAs, masjid on board with call to prayer on long haul flights like SV.


User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 58, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 57):
And I agree with you However, I'd be more content if I knew for sure that they weren't trying to steer the direction towards the Arab world entirely. I sure wouldn't like to fly - or take pride in - an airline with no booze, covered FAs, masjid on board with call to prayer on long haul flights like SV.

I see that you have many misconceptions about the Arab world. EK has a bar on their 380s. Ever partied in Beirut or Amman? I could go on and on forever. Suggesting that TK could become like SV is, I'am sorry to say, hilarious and a grave misundersanding of Turkish Society. Hope I haven't offended you  


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 59, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Quoting tcm (Reply 58):
Ever partied in Beirut or Amman?

All strictly secular - even dictatorial - nations run partially by Christian minorities. Love Beirut indeed. But if it were up to militants, it would be only bombs and no parties.

Quoting tcm (Reply 58):
EK has a bar on their 380s.

An airline run by Western execs.

I know I am exaggerating a bit, but predominantly Muslim / conservative countries are not known by their progressiveness. But let's not move the discussion to religion etc  


User currently offlinetcm From Turkey, joined Jul 2010, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 60, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 59):
An airline run by Western execs.

And owned by Arabs  


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25745 posts, RR: 50
Reply 61, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Quoting tcm (Reply 56):
I think Turkey is unique in being a synthesis of East and West. This is also where it's strength lies. And that is why Turkey is a member of the Association of European Airlines and a partner to the AACO

  

TK has been participating in AACO events going back to the 1980s even. It has nothing to do with the government as these contacts have existed for a long time.
Also AACO is solely a trade organiztion, and as a result it has done lots of good, including even benefiting THY. AACO cooperation has led to THY gaining maintenance and flight training support work from members, improved bilateral relations to allow for more TK flights, expand codeshares, etc..

Anyhow - is India "Arab"? Jet Airways is a partner airlines to the AACO.
Also are British Airways & Iberia "Arab"? IAG is a AACO partner airline as well....


While at it, do people complain that Turkey was a founding member of the Organization of The Islamic Conference in 1969?



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User currently offlineKLAM From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 62, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
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Quoting TK787 (Reply 53):
http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/thy6_1.jpg

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I know it's a matter of taste, but I really don't like these uniforms. I find them quite plain. They remind me of the previous TAP uniforms or even the Nederland Spoor uniforms! After seeing much more pictures of the carpet uniforms, I have to say I'd love to see TK's cabin crew wearing that!

But that is just my humble upinion.



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