Fliplot wrote:Anyone hear how the new EI uniform is behaving in service?
Quality of the uniforms is an issue;
-Multiple instance of female crew having the dress seams split on first wear.
-At least 3 have found holes in uniform items before they even worn them.
-Female crew, contrary to info given last year do not have a choice in the uniform issue. All female crew get 1 of each option. So it 1 dress, 1 trousers, 1 skirt, 2 jackets and 4 blouses for the ladies. (guys get 2 suits, 2 ties and 4 shirts) Aer Lingus crew (as with most other EU airlines) doing short haul will often operate 5-6 days in a row, with 3 uniforms. So the 12-14 hours between duties need to include washing uniforms on top of transit, nutrition, sleep and family time.
-Sizing is different that the test versions the crew tried on last summer. So there is a healthy unofficial swop system in place on social media as the company are not allowing returns once items have been worn (which is the only way to check the sizing in practise)
-The lack of a collar on the ladies jacket means that the crew harness rubs against their bare neck/shoulders when in their take-off/landing positon.
-Several reports of rashes from the fabric.
-Inflight tabard/apron doesnt have the requested pockets (apparently the designer refused the request) which previously were used to hold small itesm they needed to be onhand.
-Scarf is supposed to sit with the 2 ends voer the shoulder, it isnt fastened in lace so as soon as a crewmember moves or bends over the scarf slides down and looks like a scout scarf.
-The men are given a clip-on tie (for safety reasons) as in the previous uniform but the female crew get a chokeable item around their necks.