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Old Jul 3, 10, 12:36 am   #1
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Most unflattering FA uniforms

This is a subject that would almost never occur to me, but as I was flying yesterday on EK I thought, wow that's one attractive FA - in perhaps the most hideous uniform I've ever seen. It is sort of a pasty flesh color, doesn't seem to fit well below the waist, bunches up in the back, and looks like it wrinkles easy. Even the male FA's on the flight weren't spared - IMO their pants look a little bit overly baggy and cheap.

Any worse uniforms out there?
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Old Jul 3, 10, 12:50 am   #2
  
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Like I've recounted before. I once watched a KL and LH crew pass me in a terminal at DFW. Every person looked like they stepped off a fashion runway. Then I passed an AA crew. It looked like a senior citizen bus headed to the bingo parlor after stopping off at the Salvation Army thrift store. The one piece smocks are especially unflattering. Each crew member can mix and match their uniform leading to a very disorganized look. Whatever material they use seems to wear quickly leading to a threadbare appearance to an outdated design.

EDIT: A site with FA uniforms.

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Old Jul 3, 10, 1:21 am   #3
  
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Iberia had those orange puke colored skirts. Now they have a better uniform.
I don't like also Asiana uniform, at least when they are beside the Korean Air ones.
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Old Jul 3, 10, 1:32 am   #4
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Cool site. Thanks for posting
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Old Jul 3, 10, 3:14 am   #5
  
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Does BA still have those ugly shirts and blouses? I haven't patronized BA in several years.
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Old Jul 3, 10, 4:17 am   #6
  
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Like I've recounted before. I once watched a KL and LH crew pass me in a terminal at DFW. Every person looked like they stepped off a fashion runway. Then I passed an AA crew. It looked like a senior citizen bus headed to the bingo parlor after stopping off at the Salvation Army thrift store. The one piece smocks are especially unflattering. Each crew member can mix and match their uniform leading to a very disorganized look. Whatever material they use seems to wear quickly leading to a threadbare appearance to an outdated design.

EDIT: A site with FA uniforms.
Far and away, the most attractive uniforms (and FAs occupying them) to pass through DFW are the KE ones. They really put the AA flight crews to shame.
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Old Jul 3, 10, 4:34 am   #7
  
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The worst ive ever seen was Mahan Air (yes i did fly with them and still regret it!)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/...7936518b54.jpg
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Asiana has pretty unflattering uniform there .....
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Old Jul 3, 10, 8:52 am   #9
  
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I was flying yesterday on EK I thought, wow that's one attractive FA - in perhaps the most hideous uniform I've ever seen.
EK crew often refer to their uniforms as "brown paper bags with red lipstick".
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Old Jul 3, 10, 11:21 pm   #10
  
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Asiana has pretty unflattering uniform there .....
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OZ's uniform to me is ok, but their hats are just downright ugly. I asked one of the FA why the back of their hats are like a triangle, she told me it is resemblence of OZ's plane tail, how odd the design is !

Besides, their uniforms are actually reflect to their old color scheme, it matches that yellowish brown outside the plane.
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in no specific order

AZ/EK/KL/QF/IR
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Old Jul 4, 10, 8:41 am   #12
  
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Ever since age and weight limits for FAs were lifted in the '60s, I'm afraid the problem is not just the uniforms...
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Old Jul 4, 10, 9:29 am   #13
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Ever since age and weight limits for FAs were lifted in the '60s, I'm afraid the problem is not just the uniforms...
That depends on who you're flying. That EK flight crew was smoking, even with the bad uniforms.
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Old Jul 4, 10, 5:00 pm   #14
  
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The one piece smocks are especially unflattering.

EDIT: A site with FA uniforms.
The smocks are actually made to be worn by pregnant FAs. Maybe that is why it is so unflattering!
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Old Jul 4, 10, 9:51 pm   #15
  
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Nice site. The AA uniforms from 71-73 look like they could be a party dress. Pretty scant.
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