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Cathay pacific uniforms too sexy

Old 6th May 2014, 06:32
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Cathay pacific uniforms too sexy

Cathay Pacific uniforms 'too sexy', say flight attendants

Flight attendants for Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific are lobbying the airline to redesign their uniforms saying they are too revealing and may provoke sexual harassment from customers.


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The union representing the cabin crew said the blouses are too short, meaning their flesh is exposed when they bend down to collect items from food trolleys.
They also argue that the knee-length skirts are too form-fitting.
"Whenever a flight attendant bends down, her waistline is exposed," union secretary Michelle Choi told the South China Morning Post.
"We believe the company intentionally does this to make us look a bit sexier and to let the passenger see more."
The union said the uniforms are leading to a rise in sexual harassment on flights, which is estimated to affect each attendant once every ten flights on average.
Ms Choi said most of the harassment came from first class passengers and frequent fliers.
"I think part of the reason is that we treat our passengers so well," she said.
Cathay Pacific said it takes the issue of sexual harassment "very seriously" and crew are welcome to exchange their uniform at any time.
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Old 6th May 2014, 06:40
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CX treats sexual harassment seriously??

Really?

Didn't a Boeing manger, JL, not get punished despite his many inappropriate advances??

Rules for some hey??
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Old 6th May 2014, 07:27
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Not when fat elephants or malnorished monkeys bend down

Yea, short blouses make people look proportionately taller BUT still cannot compare to our lovely Emirates and Singapore girls. They prove that you dont have to try hard to look good. Uniforms can only take you that far, its how you talk and look that counts.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/6070798/


No offence to CX staff, but I don't think there is ANYTHING "sexy" about their uniform. It is a skirt suit, simple lines and simple cut, nothing overly feminine or revealing. I never got the impression that Cathay have sold an image of sex appeal as the likes of SQ and VS have for years. I personally find the whole uniform rather boring, not that its a negative thing, I don't choose my airline by the uniform the crew wear, I choose my airline based on price and standard of service.

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Old 6th May 2014, 14:35
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Personally, I actually think the current uniform is a step up from the previous.
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You don't like the Maxim's look?
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Old 6th May 2014, 15:40
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ROFL!!

Maxims look is cool cool. Personally I feel its more like a chinese hot pot restaurant look! Whilst KA is like all-you-can-eat dim sum restaurant! Good job following the theme

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Old 6th May 2014, 15:57
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The Most Beautiful Cabin Crew in the World

1. Singapore Airlines
Over 40 years ago, Singapore Airlines initiated a marketing campaign designed to elevate its flight attendants, the "Singapore girls", to icon status. We definitely think looks play a part in the Singapore girl appeal.....

But looks aside, it is also the attendants' reputed grace, warmth and extra-mile service that usually has passengers crushing. "The difference between a Singapore girl and most other airlines," one instructor of the four-month training school in Singapore explained, "is that when you ask for a blanket a Singapore girl will unwrap it and put it over you rather than just hand you the plastic wrapped blanket."

Guess Maxims can't do that
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Old 6th May 2014, 23:41
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CX cabin crew generally do a fine job, it's what they have to work with that's the problem. 'Cheap' and 'nasty' are two adjectives that come to mind. Ah well, let's distract everyone with a beat up about 'sexy uniforms'. There's no such thing as 'bad publicity'.

Take a look at one of CX's competitors:

The most luxurious plane in the world offers a three-room suite, personal butler and gourmet food - but it will cost you 12,500 ONE WAY | Mail Online

And unlike CX, I bet business class pax don't have to ask for salt and pepper (which comes in a packet, like in a cheap railway caff).

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Old 7th May 2014, 02:16
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When I saw the title, I knew Soul Planet would be posting. He just can't let go.
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Old 7th May 2014, 03:20
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Not when everryone else here is complaining about cheap service by ugly girls!


Thats right Captain Dart, bad publicity is like an ugly girl complaining she is pretty. Come on, we all know which airline is the most ching chang!
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Hideous grooming & cheap service

Dont worry DB, there will be a queue waiting to throw coffee on us and then we will have a dark brown shirt that makes us manly.

I think no matter what cx does, it doesnt change the fact that most pax have the impression of unexperienced kids and ageing old women. Sorry but there is nothing you can do to override your competitors' services like Emirates, Singapore or Korean Air. They are beautiful inside out, sorry kitty.

Cheap service, hideous grooming, and a RUDE AWAKENING from the coming new T&C.
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Slight thread drift but on a recent flight the ISM and SP told us that due to cost cutting no more fresh Salmon in First Class from next month.
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Old 7th May 2014, 06:02
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CX is a LCC hiding in plain sight
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Happy to come forward and say whole heartedly, they don't look sexy, they look disjointed, in random variations of a loose 'theme' and poorly tailored uniform in a land once famous for its ability to make clothes that fit.

Rest assured girls and boys, "sexy" is not what springs to the minds of the traveling public when they see cx and ka meander through the terminals, just as 'sexy' doesn't spring to mind when you see bell hops and bus boys at any other establishment.

Quite possibly the only ones that think 'sexy' are themselves, when one observes the amount of preening and polishing that goes on within 30 yards of any reflective surface. The wonderment of ones own reflection appears to be quite intoxicating to the majority!
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While I do not disagree with your comments about the attributes of the famous "Singapore Girls" it is pretty obvious that you have never been to North Korea or flown on their national carrier Air Koryo. The little known girls of Air Koryo are exceptional in that they stand head and shoulders about all others in the aviation industry. The reason for this is that they are hand picked young ladies from a privileged section of the community and they sell their country proudly.
You should treat yourself to a flight on Air Koryo (say Beijing to Pyongyang) and see for yourself. I guarantee you will be impressed.
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Old 7th May 2014, 13:38
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Lowkoon - Nailed it!

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Hand picked did you say???
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Happy to come forward and say whole heartedly, they don't look sexy, they look disjointed, in random variations of a loose 'theme' and poorly tailored uniform in a land once famous for its ability to make clothes that fit.

Rest assured girls and boys, "sexy" is not what springs to the minds of the traveling public when they see cx and ka meander through the terminals, just as 'sexy' doesn't spring to mind when you see bell hops and bus boys at any other establishment.

Quite possibly the only ones that think 'sexy' are themselves, when one observes the amount of preening and polishing that goes on within 30 yards of any reflective surface. The wonderment of ones own reflection appears to be quite intoxicating to the majority!
BEST ANSWER TO THIS THREAD LOWKOON!!

Well no comments about Air Koryo, i am sure they are the finest picked. But SQ girls are still the bomb! Will never see that even in our Economy class. Enjoy

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turn your phone off you wan*er.
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Okay dokay
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