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Should (female) cabin crew wear high heels?

Old 17th Apr 2019, 17:19
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Should (female) cabin crew wear high heels?

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Old 17th Apr 2019, 17:47
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Should
is the issue. Mrs PN would prefer a 2-3 cm heel over a flattie.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 18:03
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Only if they want to make dents and holes in the cabin floor.....
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I'd be surprised if they could get them through security these days
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 18:18
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Who cares ?

Aren't they grown up enough to make their own decisions. As long as footwear they wearing is suitable for the job they performing and no health risk, then why is it anybody's issue ?
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Have any of the crew complained about the dress code or is this another example of being outraged on somebody else’s behalf?

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I remember a 1970s RAF Airclues flight safety magazine article claiming the weight of an average woman condensed into a 1/4" (stiletto heel) area applied a force of 1500 psi. Or something like that...
Quite believe it; I've seen galley floors on older aircraft looking as if they'd been peened.
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I remember a 1970s RAF Airclues flight safety magazine article claiming the weight of an average woman condensed into a 1/4" (stiletto heel) area applied a force of 1500 psi. Or something like that...
Quite believe it; I've seen galley floors on older aircraft looking as if they'd been peened.
The article says nothing about stiletto heels, it says heels of 2cm which is about the same height as the heel on a typical pair or men's dress shoes.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 19:03
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The article says nothing about stiletto heels
The article didn’t - but the OP’s question did.....
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The article didnít - but the OPís question did.....
And appears to be the classic case of someone not actually reading the details and overreacting to a non issue. The article says that cabin crew can wear flat shoes in the cabin and are expected to wear shoes with heels (NOT high heels) outside the cabin.
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Yes of course but not on an aeroplane. My brother an Aircraft Engineer told me that in the sixties and seventies that aluminium floors on the aisles were often replaced regularly because they were destroyed by the high heels of all the women.

I saw something similar in an old house with wooden floors, pockmarked with heel marks.


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And appears to be the classic case of someone not actually reading the details and overreacting to a non issue. The article says that cabin crew can wear flat shoes in the cabin and are expected to wear shoes with heels (NOT high heels) outside the cabin.
And as had been noted above, even men wear shoes with a little heel. I think a woman wearing totally flat heels looks like a little girl and does a great of harm to their knees.
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And appears to be the classic case of someone not actually reading the details and overreacting to a non issue. The article says that cabin crew can wear flat shoes in the cabin and are expected to wear shoes with heels (NOT high heels) outside the cabin.
Point taken - sorry.

One of the reasons I raised it was because in Mrs BBEís book 2cm heels ARE flat shoes. Iím not quite sure why the spokesperson, Ingrid Hodnebo, is quite so irate. Last week, at Gatwick, there were quite a few Virgin Atlantic crew walking around. Most of whom were wearing at least 7cm high red heels. Elegant as they looked, Mrs BBE assures me they are hell if you have to wear them all day although I noticed, when I flew Virgin, once airborne, the red shoes are off and black pumps seem to be the practical attire.
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What's with the aggression, PJD1? As ORAC says, the originator asked 'Should (female) cabin crew wear high heels?' My comment was based on that, never mind what the Independent article said. I'm overreacting to nothing. I thought the Airclues reference would be interesting to most JB readers and you'll note that I mentioned older aircraft in closing.
I won't get my panties bunched about nothing though.
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What's with the aggression, PJD1? As ORAC says, the originator asked 'Should (female) cabin crew wear high heels?' My comment was based on that, never mind what the Independent article said. I'm overreacting to nothing. I thought the Airclues reference would be interesting to most JB readers and you'll note that I mentioned older aircraft in closing.
I won't get my panties bunched about nothing though.
I was not being aggressive, or certainly didn't intend to be so apologies if that is how it seemed. I was just pointing out that in my opinion it seemed to be something that was being made out to be an outrage when the facts suggested differently. My comments about overreacting were not aimed at you but were more about the journalist writing the article and the people quoted in the article expressing their outrage. "Ingrid Hodnebo, a womenís spokesperson for the countryís Socialist Left Party" and "Norwegian Labour Partyís womenís spokesperson Anette Trettebergstuen" - speaks volumes, strange that they didn't seem to be able to find any cabin crew that were expressing outrage.
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What's with the aggression, PJD1? As ORAC says, the originator asked 'Should (female) cabin crew wear high heels?
So what should Trans People wear ?

Note not Pans People............... we know what they wore, not very much indeed
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 00:37
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My airline, female cabin crew have flat shoes for the cabin and change into high heels when leaving the aircraft. Stiletto heels are impractical for everyday use as the tip has such a small surface area, the load doesn't balance properly and often results in the heel breaking if there is a slight sideways shift. A common female complaint is "my heel broke".
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 01:21
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Can't see anything wrong. SAS Airlines CC skirt being checked for regulation length.


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Old 18th Apr 2019, 02:17
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Originally Posted by Espada III View Post
I think a woman wearing totally flat heels .... does a great of harm to their knees.
Obviously mother nature doesn't agree or we'd all be born with 2cm heels
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 07:07
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Originally Posted by Art Smass View Post
Obviously mother nature doesn't agree or we'd all be born with 2cm heels
Actually, as one gets older and things droop (arches!), a small heel helps to put stuff back into better alignment and banish the pain. I am now unable to wear flat dress shoes because I cannot fit my orthotics into them.........so itís flat boots, trainers or a small heel.
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