Imagine spending 12 hours on high-heels, a short skirt and a buttoned up shirt while navigating a tight aisle and throw in a bit of turbulence to make matters worse. This is the unfortunate experience of most air hostesses who’s uniform allows them little comfort on long haul flights.
Airlines are shifting their empathy and siding with women by altering their uniforms to make them more durable and comfortable.
A Ukranian airline is making a difference by letting their female cabin crew swap out their skirts and heels for comfortable trouser suits and white trainers.
SkyUp, which is the leading low cost airlines in the country, said the new look will be allowed to women staff from November.
The airlines follows in the footsteps of Virgin Atlantic which changed their uniform to allow trousers for female cabin crew in 2014, and made it a standard issue in 2019. The progressive airline, owned by Sir Richard Branson, also made it optional for their female crew to wear make up.
Another airline making waves in the sky is Japan Airlines who’s female employees are allowed to wear trousers if they work on board their planes and they introduced a range of flat shoes to further their comfort.