seat38a wrote:ual763 wrote:And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the airport in front of passengers, it just looks nasty/trashy imo. And they then also go around all day smelling like cigarette smoke.
Well you obviously never been in front of the International Terminal at any US Airport before. The whole inflight crew of many EU based carrier will stand outside smoking in their uniforms. As I remember AF and AZ seemed to be the worst when it comes to this.
Really? Public smoking grinds your gears?
questions wrote:UPlog wrote:I actually could not agree more. As a pilot, we are held to far more stringent dress standards than the boys and girls in the back that seemingly too often make up their own uniform items and manner to be worn.
How are pilots held to “far more stringent dress standards”? How are the standards different than FA’s and how are enforced differently?
Could simply be accepting peer pressure from other pilots rather than company enforcement.
As noted above, it's pretty hard for US companies to enforce these things. How would you decide what clothing wrinkles are acceptable and what ones are not? What about a food stain? How do you measure hair grooming quality? All they can do is issue memos like this one and hope the crews make an effort to improve.