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Which Flightcrew do you think has the best Uniforms?

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So I was having an online conversation that drifted to this topic, and after getting a few names thrown around, it occurred to me that tastes differ quite a lot on this subject. Seemed like an interesting idea to see what you guys thought, and I will start with my top pick, Hainan Airlines with Eithad as a close second.

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Britney Spears... LOL! Sorry. After looking at leggy stewardesses, I must be serious...

Ahem. A trench coat/ greatcoat (Hainan) does lend an air of smartness and respectability, both for cabin crew and pilots alike. Maybe I should start wearing one LOL (no I'm not flight crew, just in a humdrum 9 to 5 Monday to Friday job). Waistcoats (Etihad, Virgin?) also look good, however the issue of practicality of them getting too hot when bustling about up and down the cabin may be an issue.

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Anyone  Listened/watched this Ozzie comedian Jeff Jefferies (he is very funny)?

 

I am paraphrasing one of his jokes.

 

"Guys, remember the stewardess/Flight attendants   of the 50s, you know those stockings wearing pill box hat wearing ones? Guess what? They still haven't retired.  They are still walking the aisle with their walkers/strollers  .with drinks on them"

 

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Those are crew uniforms?! Wow!

Now if they would only show what a real crew looks like in those....

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3 hours ago, SKEWR said:

Now if they would only show what a real crew looks like in those....

Well, I was staying at a hotel in NY a few weeks ago that apparently has a contract with the local airlines, because a lot of crew stay there. (hotel is near the airport)

I can say that a few of the stews look EXACTLY like this. :ha:

And the captains all look super cereal. 

(Maybe they hunt Manbearpig in their spare time) :laugh:

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Azul Airline in Brasil has pretty nice looking outfits as does Virgin. Some airlines, not so much, like Spirit for example.

A good place that some in the industry follow is Cabin Crew Life. Has shots from varios airlines and also some cockpit shots. Link below.

http://instagram.com/cabincrewlifee

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Wow! That instagram page tho! Definitely some good uhh.. outfits... I think I'll take the brown cutie in the 787.  Lotta nice legs in there...!

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1970s Southwest by far, can't beat the short skirts and high boots at a time when smoking cigarettes and being served scotch in flight was the norm, Those boots were made for walking...

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39 minutes ago, Matthew Kane said:

1970s Southwest by far, can't beat the short skirts and high boots at a time when smoking cigarettes and being served scotch in flight was the norm, Those boots were made for walking...

Hmmmmmm..... It's probably one of the most comfortable looking uniforms, but it also has a sort of batgirl kitsch that wouldn't go over well nowadays......

Those belts are pure Austin Powers. :laugh:

And were there male flight attendants back then? It seems even now the airlines focus very strongly on extremely leggy women, with the men as kind of an afterthought. Now, I have nothing against leggy women, but perhaps we haven't come as far as we thought we have! :emu_melk:

As a guy, I would not have any problem at all with wearing the Hainan or Eithad male ensemble and walking proudly with my coworkers.

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24 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

And were there male flight attendants back then? It seems even now the airlines focus very strongly on extremely leggy women, with the men as kind of an afterthought. Now, I have nothing against leggy women, but perhaps we haven't come as far as we thought we have! :emu_melk:

The hiring practices back then would be a total lawsuit today. No men and the women were selected by their looks with very little training. A friend of mine was hired by United Airlines in the 1970s, She is Cherokee with amazing long hair, the new girls were selected by their looks, she was brought to a salon and her long hair cut into a short bob, had to look a certain way and certain mannerisms etc. Turns out she loved her haircut but that was what they did back then, can't do that to people anymore.

Some of the Asian and Middle East airlines still do that sort of stuff as they don't have the same employment laws. Emirates completely lacks any employment laws:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/94501216/australian-trainee-flight-attendant-fired-by-emirates-after-falling-down-stairs 

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12 minutes ago, Matthew Kane said:

The hiring practices back then would be a total lawsuit today. No men and the women were selected by their looks with very little training. A friend of mine was hired by United Airlines in the 1970s, She is Cherokee with amazing long hair, the new girls were selected by their looks, she was brought to a salon and her long hair cut into a short bob, had to look a certain way and certain mannerisms etc. Turns out she loved her haircut but that was what they did back then, can't do that to people anymore.

Some of the Asian and Middle East airlines still do that sort of stuff as they don't have the same employment laws. Emirates completely lacks any employment laws:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/94501216/australian-trainee-flight-attendant-fired-by-emirates-after-falling-down-stairs 

Ouch.

Though I can't say I believe she would have gotten much better here in the States. I might hope she would, but I wouldn't hold my breath.......

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26 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

Ouch.

Though I can't say I believe she would have gotten much better here in the States. I might hope she would, but I wouldn't hold my breath.......

Yes I am not sure how it would work in the USA. She is Aussie and they have good employment standards. She would be better off with QANTAS or Virgin Australia 

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Air France: Not quite as chic as I was expecting. 

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5 hours ago, Matthew Kane said:

Can this one be the worse

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This must be a joke.  Hideous.

 

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Well the Qantas uniforms make me think of a cross of science fiction and spies. Very man from Uncle/Moonbase alpha.

They are stylish, but it takes a second and a blink or two to absorb the vibe.

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It makes a much better impression when you see actual people moving in them:

A look at the process:

 

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... that instagram page.... I don't know which aircraft it is but those overhead bin doors are stronger than I thought - (lass in red heels hanging upside down off one). :blink:

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5 hours ago, HiFlyer said:

Well the Qantas uniforms make me think of a cross of science fiction and spies. Very man from Uncle/Moonbase alpha.

They are stylish, but it takes a second and a blink or two to absorb the vibe.

 

 

I like the Fedora :biggrin:

This is my nations contribution with a mix of colour and design that represent Maori culture, not sure why they have black leggings, perhaps a health and safety issue?

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15 hours ago, Matthew Kane said:

Can this one be the worse

 

When did the Amish buy an airline? :biggrin:

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I think that instagram page is the REAL reason behind some simmers wanting virtual cabins fully modelled in the aircraft..... :biggrin:

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2 hours ago, Matthew Kane said:

 not sure why they have black leggings, perhaps a health and safety issue?

 

I think they're either tights or thick pantyhose. They probably wear them for the usual reasons hose are worn, too look more put together and make the legs look better than bare legs. I doubt it has anything to do with health or safety. Actually for them, wearing pantyhose is less safe if there is a fire on board as hosiery is pretty flammable.

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2 hours ago, HighBypass said:

I think that instagram page is the REAL reason behind some simmers wanting virtual cabins fully modelled in the aircraft..... :biggrin:

I take it you like the Instagram page, lol!

A friend of mine is a FA and posts her photos on there. She told me about it when I asked her a similar question to the original poster here.

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We need those 60s- early 70s uniforms back - the way Southwest had!!!!.

 

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