At last! An airline has ditched the high heels and adopted trainers.
Kendodd · 03/10/2021 13:46
I think lots of airlines have flats on board already but trainers all the time seem such a practical and sensible choice.
I hope othe companies (not just airlines) will take note.
BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 03/10/2021 14:11
They got rid of the pencil skirt too, which makes sense. In an emergency the cabin crew's role is to help the passengers, having heels and a constricting skirt could make it harder to move around the cabin and might be the difference between some passengers living or dying.
Spinderellaella · 03/10/2021 14:19
25 years air stewardess here. We are not permitted to wear heels when we are operating ,for safety reasons. We wear them through the airport and change into flats when we get on the aircraft. Then after landing we change back to heels.
I guess all airlines are different.
Dumpedwife · 03/10/2021 15:22
Heels here for when walking through airport but flats inboard too.
I have the choice of skirt or trousers. It's a straight skirt not pencil skirt and it's not allowed to be short or tight. I opt.for my skirt 99% of the time.
I love my uniform tbh. I don't feel sexualised but smart. I like my heels too but glad we don't wear them.knboard or for too long.
I would say majority if women I work with are comfortable and content with our uniform and dress code policies.
Airlines differ but few are as strict or restrictive as they used to be. Many do offer a mix of practical with more traditional and the mix you see worn shows there is a good mix of what women are happy to choose to wear.
Kendodd · 03/10/2021 19:17
Anyone remember that case a few years ago when a receptionist was sent home from her job in the city for wearing flats when company demands she wear high heels? She took them to court and LOST! I couldn't believe it. Being forced to wear something known to cause injury so she could look 'professional' (sexy) tottering about.
deydododatdodontdeydo · 04/10/2021 10:18
Cabin crew (female) shouldn't have to wear heels.
A lot of airlines don't insist already.
The trainers seem incongruous with the rest of the uniform, though, they look awful.
I've worked in catering where flat shoes are the rules, heels not allowed, and we wore simple, smart black shoes.
Trainers look silly, in my opinion.
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