The Little Things: Red Leather Gloves on Air Berlin Flight Attendants
In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.
The Little Thing: Air Berlin's flight attendants in red calfskin leather gloves.
Air Berlin has traditionally been recognized as a low-cost carrier, but recent years have proven they're more full service than one would expect. For example, they offer Business Class on their A330s and free snacks and drinks on all flights, plus complimentary hot meals on long-hauls. Also, fun fact: the airline was founded by a former pilot of the famously full-service airline, Pan Am. For now, however, let's take a moment to focus on the very classy touch to their flight attendants uniform: leather driving-style gloves.
The gloves are the scarlet red of the airline's branding colors, plus a little black leather detail to set it off. They were introduced back in 2007 with the rest of the new Air Berlin uniform by German fashion designer Jette Joop.
When heading onto an Air Berlin plane, you may notice your flight attendants leaving their gloves in their bags; they're not always worn, though they should be. You will however possibly see them on the hands of a German TV station weather girl.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]