smi0006 wrote:Still think ladies need to pull their hair back! Keep it out of the food!! I find it odd in a food ha fleeing environment, not to mention safety (smoothies etc) They aren't required to have it in a ponytail at least. Would look far more professional.
It'll never happen in a million years at heavily unionized US carriers, but I tend to agree. IMHO the number one thing that makes non-US air crews stand out in an airport terminal is hair. So many female US cabin crew wear it down, while in the rest of the world it's almost standard to wear it up, or at least back. Given the amount of time spent with the head bent down (pouring drinks, looking for things in the galley, etc.) I'm surprised so many of them wear it down where it can get in the way. Still, most of them have been doing the job for many (and in some cases many many MANY) years, so I suppose they know what works for them...
intotheair wrote:Wow, someone managed to design something even blander than the new UA uniforms.
winginit wrote:Most importantly - I will say that they do look practical ie not at all restrictive in a way that detracts from the job at hand, which is what the front line folks were looking for over pure aesthetics. If you talk to cabin and ground crew of carriers with more flashy get ups (QF, EY, etc.) they're quick to complain that they're restrictive during meal service or when things get hectic and you really need to huff it through an airport.
GSPSPOT wrote:Embarrassing development:
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... field.html
AA has apparently had to open a call center to field calls about uniform issues.
Sources characterized the talks as "productive."
In the wake of that meeting, American Airlines management said it will set up the call center. If flight attendants contact the call center, they will be told of four options they have if there are problems with the new uniforms. They can continue to wear the new uniforms, or they can return to wearing their old uniforms until concerns about the uniforms are resolved. A third option for the attendants is to purchase charcoal grey pants and a white shirt on their own if their old uniforms already have been discarded, while a fourth option is to obtain second-hand old uniforms turned in by other flight attendants.
AA management also has agreed to send out the new uniforms for further testing to a facility of APFA's choosing. APFA plans to carry out its own testing, independent of AA's further testing, as well.
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