AirWillie6475
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Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:14 am

I know what the cabin crew wear but I was wondering what is the official dress code for employees that work in-flight at Southwest? I ask this question because if they do have a laid back kind of mentality why don't the pilots wear Hawaiian Shirts and Khaki shorts? If the F/As can why not them? Would passengers object to this?
 
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:19 am

The FA's do not wear Hawaiian shirts on WN, the dress casually in a slew of choices, from polo shirts to button down shirts, matched with both slacks and even shorts.
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:29 am

Not a bad idea for a company that thinks outside the box, I kind of would like to see that but I think WN pilots would check their egos before deciding to fly with khakis and Hawaiian shirts. Look at the JetBlue pilots, they give a new meaning to Blue Collar Worker.
 
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:36 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 1):
The FA's do not wear Hawaiian shirts on WN, the dress casually in a slew of choices, from polo shirts to button down shirts, matched with both slacks and even shorts.

I would go one step farther. The SW flight attendents uniform is much more appropriate then those used in by some of the Majors. The cottons and slacks used by Southwest would standup much better then the silks and the nylons that those suits worn by other companies would.

I saw some really ugly photos of a lady who's nylons melted into her skin going down an emergency exit once.
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:43 am

hawaiian wears flowered shirts.

wonder what virgin america will do. after all, they plan to "rethink" air travel, so maybe it's clothing optional? PJs? tuxedos?
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:28 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 3):
I would go one step farther. The SW flight attendents uniform is much more appropriate then those used in by some of the Majors. The cottons and slacks used by Southwest would standup much better then the silks and the nylons that those suits worn by other companies would.

I saw some really ugly photos of a lady who's nylons melted into her skin going down an emergency exit once.

I have to agree cotton and other natural fabrics are your friends when it comes to an accident situation that has fire and sliding down slides.
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:47 am

Yes it is the purpose of SWA to have the in flight crew be a bit laid back so they can be comfortable for emergencies and fast thinking situations. Tennis shoes instead of dress shoes and such. They need them to be comfortable, fi WN staff is comfortable, then they will be cheerful and smile all the time to the passengers.

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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:51 am

I want you to picture this scenario. I am a physician, and have one very laid back personality (albeit one rather opinionated one.)

You come into my office, scared because you think you might have pancreatic cancer. You've read everything you can on the internet about pancreatic cancer, and there is no doubt in your mind that 1) you have it, and 2) you are going to die. You are scared poopless, and you put your life and complete faith in my hands.

Mind you, you have never met me. And I walk into the exam room, you with sweat pouring out of your armpits, and me, dressed in my Hawaii short sleeve shirt, and shorts, my hairy legs well visible, and my toes sticking out of my 10 year old sandals. Because it's Friday, dress down day. Oh, and I don't shave on Fridays and my toenails really should have been clipped last week.

Feeling better yet?
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RE: Question About SWA Cabin Crew Dress Code

Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:04 am

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 7):
Mind you, you have never met me. And I walk into the exam room, you with sweat pouring out of your armpits, and me, dressed in my Hawaii short sleeve shirt, and shorts, my hairy legs well visible, and my toes sticking out of my 10 year old sandals. Because it's Friday, dress down day. Oh, and I don't shave on Fridays and my toenails really should have been clipped last week.

Hawkeye is that you?

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