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Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:49 am

I was wondering which carrier in your opinion have the best flight deck uniforms. I believe Delta with the double breasted jackets and gold epaulet's look pretty sharp.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:56 am

They look very smart.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:26 pm

Agree with TRENT500. BMI uniform is indeed very smart. Thai Aiways & Emirates uniform are also very attractive.
Can anyone provide links where I can view pilot uniform designs of different airlines ?
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:28 am

The late Indonesia Airlines' original flight crew uniform was interesting...
Grey shirt, white bars on the epaulettes... made it look like it came out of a futuristic 1970s movie! However that uniform only lasted a few months... back to the standard stuff...

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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:31 am

that's not flightdeck uniforms but it's the best i've seen so far.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 3:53 am

I agree with Fokkerf28 110%. I have always thought DL's were sharp looking.

They just look mre professional, and more of a "completely confident" look.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:07 am

I have to be completely partial, and vote Delta's uniforms. The double breasted Navy coat, gold buttons, stripes (which go smartly around half the sleeve), the wings, nametag, and caps just ROCK. Even the summer outfit, which is just minus the coat, is very professional. Pax, I think, would rather see a pilot who looks like he owns the skies...and doesn't show up lookin like he's chillin in a leasure suit.  Big grin

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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:09 am

I can tell you the worst uniforms are JetBlues!! Poor pilots. I hated wearing my uniform thank god those days are over!

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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:18 am

Delta. Everytime I see a Delta pilot I think to myself "Damn that is sharp." The black, double breasted suits with the gold accents and stripes really look nice. Nice hat, too. Sort of brings back the old romantic days of air travel.

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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:28 am

I like FedEx uniforms. The pilots have really cool leather jackets that remind of the old days of aviation, kinda brings back some of the luster.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:32 am

I had a pilot once say what the definition of DELTA was

D double-breasted
E egotistical
L lame
T tight
A ass

that came from a friend of mine that worked for Western! laughted by butt off!
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:58 am

I don't pay much attention to uniforms, but I kind of like the fact that the Asian carriers have their pilots wear gloves.

Very classy.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:10 am

Cancidas, thanks for the great link!!!

I'm very surprised by the Asian carriers uniforms. I was expecting something more professional looking but I guess I'll have to fly there to judge it in person someday!

I loved Virgin and Alitalias the most though.
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RE: Best Flight Deck Uniforms

Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:06 am

I have to go with Delta also. Those uniforms ALWAYS make me do a double take. Sharp!!!

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