Traveling around the world makes you experience a lot of things, but something that probably never crossed your mind would have been the uniforms of past flight attendants. How did they look like back in the day? Are they better than the ones worn by today’s cabin crew? If you are looking for the answer, continue reading. However, one thing is for sure. That is we’ve come a long way since flight attendants were required to lose weight or dress provocatively. Is this change a good thing or a bad thing?
Uniforms of Flight Attendants From The Past
Uniforms of cabin crew have changed a lot over the time. They have gone through several transformations. When it first began, flight attendants’ uniforms were focused on nurses’ uniform. This was to promote health and safety specialists on flights. After sometime however, came the strict military that promoted the conservative values of flight attendants. Later, the uniforms were replaced by a softer and feminine touch highlighting the glamor and excitement of flying. In all transformations, the one thing that has remained the same is safety. As passengers we know we can count on flight attendants to keep us safe and happy on our travels around the world.
That being said, what comes to your mind when we talk about airlines and ‘little added leg room’? The first thing that probably comes to your mind would be the seats on the airlines. Not enough leg room for longer flights in Economy class for sure. Well, that is not what we are talking about here. It’s about the uniforms of cabin crew from the past. Below picture will show you what I mean. Imagine what American Airlines flight crew would say if they were asked to wear that today. Of course we already know the passengers’ answer, don’t we?
Unfortunately or otherwise, we don’t see cabin crew uniforms like these anymore in today’s airlines. They are much more conservative. But I wonder, would flight attendants be much more friendlier, if they wore uniforms from the past? If nothing else, it would sure become a catwalk inside the flight. What are your thoughts on past and present day uniforms of flight attendants?