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Japan's third-largest airline, Skymark, is raising eyebrows this month after raising hems for flight attendants. A newer, shorter uniform is supposed to celebrate the launch of A330-300 flights from Tokyo-Haneda.
The miniskirt outfit are mod 1960s-inspired, and feature a form-fitting royal blue dress accented with a bright yellow neckscarf and a stylish wedge cap. No doubt they will turn heads when walking through any airport, but that's just the issue. The uniforms are facing opposition and criticism as they seem to sexualize Skymark flight attendants more than allow them to do their jobs in a professional manner (don't ask for help lifting your bag into the overhead bins!).
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1970s: inspired by Chilean heritage
2014 marks the 85th Anniversary of LAN. That's pretty incredible, considering commercial aviation itself is only 100 (and also celebrated that mark this year!).
To celebrate, LAN surprised one of their regularly scheduled flights from Santiago, Chile to Lima, Peru on March 12 with a flight attendant fashion show of uniforms over the decades, with 1950s, 70s, 80s and 90s ensembles again strutting the aisle.
This hardly marks the first time an airline has paraded its past through in-flight fashion. In fact, San Francisco Airport's own aviation history museum even aired out their archives to stage an exhibition of airline uniforms last year. Sadly that's come to a close, but scroll down for more photos of LAN's looks, plus a few other airline fashion shows from the last few years.
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Is that a wrench in your pocket or are you just happy to see this airplane?
That's a question for the 12 men chosen to star in the newest naughty calendar from Thai budget airline Nok Air.
Just as they recently partnered up with Playboy Thailand for a 2014 calendar of ladies, so too has the low-cost carrier done a deal with gay lifestyle magazine Attitude to produce a 2014 calendar of hot men.
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Nok, a budget airline based in Bangkok, called up Playboy Thailand and collaborated with the men's publication to choose the "10 Hottest Bunnies" to star alongside Nok's colorful fleet of Boeing 737s (and ATR 72s) for a 2014 calendar. There's no word on the cost of the calendar, but it's safe to assume that passengers may buy them onboard Nok's flights.
AirBaltic, with a hub in Riga (Latvia), is yet another small European carrier making short, inexpensive hops to destinations as near as Vilnius, Lithuania and as far as Abu Dhabi, UAE. To set themselves apart from the mess of other Euro airlines sending around "Happy Holidays" e-greetings, AirBaltic this year employed drones to deliver some free tickets to unsuspecting fans.
To celebrate New Year's however, it's back to the old chestnut of selling a flight attendant calendar.
We last shared the news back in April, how Qantas plans to revamp their flight attendant uniform to modernize the look and, possibly, turn heads while cruising around airports. The official launch isn't until December, but some cabin crew have been test-wearing them for a few months now.
On a recent flight on the Red Roo, we caught a flash of fuchsia whizzing by our seat and realized it was a new uniform, in the wild. Then we saw it as she turned the galley corner; the navy shift-dress with pink and red highlights and matching neck scarf.
We briefly got the lowdown on what our attendant thought of the new Martin Grant-designed uniform and she had nothing but positive praise for the look, with the exception of the Trilby hat, which is a bit too hot for summer months.
Keep an eye out for the new duds on Qantas flights this month, and absolutely in December when the fresh uniforms become standard. After seeing the new uniform coupled with perfect hair and makeup, all we can say is (Trilby) hats off to Qantas!
[Photo: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]
There's an airline out there quickly working to revamp their fleet with brand new seats. Sure, that describes a slew of carriers, but there's only one we know of now using carpeting made of recycled flight attendant uniforms. This is just the tip of the innovative iceberg, but can you beat us to the punch by guessing the airline from this snapshot?
· The airplane obviously has two levels, as evidenced by this staircase.
· The colors at play here are integral to the brand identity of the airline.
· This carpeting will likely see lots of clean-up from spills of gin, cheese, and chocolate.
Think you know? Throw your best guess into the comments below, and return Monday to see if you're correct when we unveil a full, first look at the entire cabin.
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So much for naked farmers, it's that time of the year when flight attendants strip off their suit jackets and snap photos for annual calendars.
Today, Ryanair announced the availability of their crew calendar for 2014, all proceeds from which go to charity. For 2014, that charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Ryanair calendar tradition goes back to 2008, and thus far the airline has managed to raise over 700,000 Euros in the six years.
The filming of the "making of" video and on-location shots took place in Ryanair's 55th base: Chania, Crete. Check it out:
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Well, Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven't even begun to think of your costume for this year, you better get cracking. We already showed you what some airplanes are donning for the spooky holiday, and now it's your turn.
We've hand-picked several travel-related costumes to provide some inspiration. Since there's a week yet to go for perfecting your look, note that some of these are pretty easy while others require more time.
Should FAs get a tip just for securing the overhead compartments?
Airfare Watchdog recently conducted a survey of 900 fliers and found that 27% of them have tipped flight attendants for their service. Obviously this is a small sample size, but the site followed up the survey by saying that tipping in the skies was something to get on board with, since we tend to tip so many other people in the travel industry (think hotel staff, sky caps, drivers, etc.)
This contributor has a pretty firm and direct response to their call for action: Over my dead body. And, luckily, 73% of the people surveyed felt the same, citing "no, they get paid for their job" as the number one reason for not handing out singles.
If you’ve mastered Flight Control and love traveling up in the air, then we’ve got some news for you: American Airlines is getting ready to hire a whole bunch of pilots and flight attendants. Okay—you probably need a little more school and a lot more training to become a pilot than the hours you've logged on that cell phone game, but your mastery of all those virtual takeoffs and landings should count for something.
Over the next five years, American Airlines will welcome back any and all furloughed pilots and add around 1,500 new ones to the cockpit as well. It sounds like 40 or 50 will be added to the payroll each and every month, so if you have the résumé ready—they’re waiting for you. Head over here to check things out, but do so quickly as your application needs to be completed in the next couple of days.
For those that would rather hang out in the main cabin and sling drinks, the carrier has been busy hiring flight attendants, too. The positions are posted on their main career website, and they’re looking to fill plenty of spots. Those with foreign language experience have their very own openings, so if you also speak Korean, Spanish, French, German, or Italian you’re all set. However, if you lost your copy of Muzzy—no problem—they’re cool with English speaking applicants as well.
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Bust out the pink, as October brings National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to pretty much everywhere—including the skies. Plenty of airlines offer up their support during the month, but Delta seems to take things a step further than most.
As they’ve done during past Octobers, Delta is bringing some specialty drinks to the in-flight beverage cart. Minute Maid Pink Lemonade is making an appearance up in the air, and if you choose to enjoy one all proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Sure it’s just a few bucks, but every little bit helps.