Flight attendants, customer service agents and many of the more than 64,000 United Airlines employees worldwide have shed their old work outfits for a new wardrobe.
“The new uniforms project a contemporary, sophisticated look that reflects the modern airline we’re building,” said Jeff Foland, United’s executive vice president – marketing, technology and strategy. “With significant feedback from our uniformed co-workers, we’ve designed pieces that are professional, stylish and functional.”
To come up with what United describes as its “more modern, sophisticated wardrobe,” the airline asked its employees to give on-line feedback, serve on uniform review teams, vote for their favourite designs and wear-test a variety of garments.
United’s new flight attendant uniforms are built around a core wardrobe of black trousers, skirts, sweaters, vests and blazers with two rows of silver braid on the sleeves. There are also two styles of dresses, including a blue dress with a black stripe detail.
United pilots will begin wearing newly designed uniforms later this year in traditional midnight blue colour with gold stripes and accents.