|Quoting VXCabinCrew (Reply 10):|
Thanks for your compliments! We are really excited. After the unpleasantness of the union's attempt to get involved with us last year, and some not-so-exciting financial results, we are really looking forward to the nice morale boost these uniforms are going to provide us. I know it's just clothes, but it feels so much better going to work when you look good. We're all excited to take to the skies on August 8! And I know our guests will respond very favorably. We did the fittings for these from Jan - Apr this year and it was such a tease not to get them until August! To answer your question, there is no brown. It is all based off of a charcoal - steele color palette.
You're welcome! I don't see anything wrong with the uniforms, though the Men's could be given a little excitement. I'd like to see the sweaters and vests they came up with. Do you guys have any ties VXCabinCrew?
|Quoting VXCabinCrew (Reply 56):|
Quoting mcdu (Reply 33):
The sooner you guys go the way of the dodo bird the better. It is a shame what this industry has devolved into thanks to operations like VX.
It's a little troubling and sad that you wish for the demise of a company that employs over 2,000 people. We all have families to support and mortgages to pay, as do you. If you're happy where you work - wonderful! We like where we work, too. So please don't beat up on us and wish that we lose our jobs. I normally don't respond to negative comments on here, but yours crossed the line.
I completely agree with you here again. It's very sad such people have to think in such a manner.
|Quoting commavia (Reply 66):|
I agree with many others - the pilot uniform looks ridiculous. I must say - having flown Virgin America several times - that while it is a good (if not-yet-profitable) airline that offers a solid product and exceptional service, they have to be very careful not too become too trendy. Some level of trendiness and hipness is good for an airline brand, but there's a limit - there is some certain level of timelessness that an airline brand needs if it wants to retain its relevancy, as strange as that sounds.
Would it look better commavia, if they did it like B6
's cockpit crew? They're not the very formal either. In fact they use dark blue dress shirts and pants. The airline you're most known to be associated with, really could use a clean up your act lesson. Or are they allowed to dress like slobs, idiots and the such because of the union?
|Quoting commavia (Reply 66):|
I think, for example, that Delta is probably doing the best job today of finding "it" - whatever that timeless-yet-contemporary, classic-yet-trendy balance is. As another example, I think BA also does a fairly good job of this with their branding.
I do agree with you here. Richard Tyler really took into consideration the entire picture and also considered they're a worldwide airline. AF
also do a nice job! In general, the European & Far East Airlines do a remarkable job looking professional and classy.
It's a shame I'm the only one here who complemented VX
for choosing an American Based company, also based in their hometown to design their uniforms. Hats off to them for doing that!
In many respects, I'm quite shocked regarding the negative reactions to the uniforms VX
will be introducing. Not all of them, but many.
Times have changed in the airline industry. I can see why they would go with these looks. Flying definitely isn't what it used to be. Myself, I still like to put on some nice clothes and shoes when I fly, albeit, I'm among the minority. Frankly, the way people travel now, is a bad joke. Flip flops, cut off shorts which show one might not being underwear, torn shirts, pants that show off their boxers, or as if they rolled out of bed. Completely tasteless, sloppy and in some cases just sleazy pigs! If people were much more formal and took flying the way many used too, I think we'd see much more formal uniforms between introduced, but that's not the case.
I've seen flight attendants on UA
in particular, who look so bad, and poorly dressed, they should be sent home to change. They are not a good representivitive of the company in which they work for. If these flight crews showed up to work dressed like they do @ NH
, I wouldn't be surprised if they were sent home.
I'll never forget a flight attendant on a late afternoon LAX
flight. Her jacket had many lint balls on it along with all her pendants. It looked as though she was going to a beer convention, etc.. When I got up to use the lav in the rear, instead of working, she was sitting in her jump seat on the 75 with one of those lint rollerball brushes that are basically masking tape to clean up the sad, pathetic state of her jacket!