rootsair
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Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:31 am

When I flew for LIM to BON last october I noticed a steward with his uniform.
The uniform has 4 stripes just like the captain's.
Here is a picture that I took from the other end of the A/c where I was sitting hence its bad quality. You can however clearly see the 4 stripes.

Is this the boss of all the stewards ?
If yes, is there anywhere I can find the meaning of each numer of stripes?(eg like the ones with only 2 of them)

Regards BM

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paneuropean
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:34 am

Well, all you KLM crew........The answer is..... It' s probably the purser
 
LHR777
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:36 am

They do this with ground staff too - KLM evidently like their stripes! I've seen ground staff at LHR with 1 stripe and 2 stripes, and possibly 3?
 
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:41 am

Or just maybe the co-pilot was helping on that flight. That happens occasionally when the autopilot is on.  Wow!
 
AlanUK
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:42 am

I don't know about the stripes, but the poor guy doesn't look too happy!
 
sk601
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:02 am

Silver stripes = cabin crew
1 = cabin attendant
2 = cabin attendant World Business Class
3 = junior purser/lead
4 = purser/lead

Gold stripes (broad) = cockpit crew
1 = trainee (? not sure)
2 = co-pilot/first officer in training
3 = co-pilot/first officer
4 = captain

Gold stripe (same width as cabin crew) = ground staff
1 = ? (doesn't exist?)
2 = gate agent
3 = teamleader gate handling; ticket agent; load controller
4 = supervisor ticketing (a.o)
 
FlyingColours
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:09 am

Is the uniform the same at Cityhopper?

I think it looks smart, I flew with KL back in July and noticed that the purser had stripes, I think its a nice way of showing rank in the cabin although no doubt it confuses people  Wink

Phil
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting SK601 (Reply 5):
Gold stripe (same width as cabin crew) = ground staff
1 = ? (doesn't exist?)

AS has the one stripe on their jacket in green (I think...) and HP has it on their jackets too (In dirty gold/teal). FA's and CSA/CSR's have them.
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MiCorazonAzul
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:21 am

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 4):
I don't know about the stripes, but the poor guy doesn't look too happy!

well if you looked like him, would you be happy? LOL
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rootsair
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RE: Question About Steward's Uniform!

Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:25 am

Quoting SK601 (Reply 5):
Silver stripes = cabin crew
1 = cabin attendant
2 = cabin attendant World Business Class
3 = junior purser/lead
4 = purser/lead

Gold stripes (broad) = cockpit crew
1 = trainee (? not sure)
2 = co-pilot/first officer in training
3 = co-pilot/first officer
4 = captain

Gold stripe (same width as cabin crew) = ground staff
1 = ? (doesn't exist?)
2 = gate agent
3 = teamleader gate handling; ticket agent; load controller
4 = supervisor ticketing (a.o)

thanks a lot !
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