Somebody dropped a pen in front of us… had it been Victoria it would have been no trouble because she’s wearing Aer Lingus’s new rip-resistant, extra comfy cabin crew slacks.
Victoria tells me that she had a split when she bent down (it’s a regular part of the job on the cabin crew) when she was wearing the trousers of a previous airline.
Aer Lingus http://www.aerllingus.com showcased their new uniforms yesterday at a glitzy event in Dublin.
It is the first uniform change in 22 years, but again it is designed by the Petra Pan of Irish fashion Louise Kennedy,
Behind the Madonna soundtrack and the crew putting on their vogue on the runway the most important thing is…
How comfortable the uniforms are for the staff.
And let’s be honest here lads, it’s really about how the lasses feel.
Of course the look is important – no self-respecting woman wants to go to work in something they don’t feel a million dollars in.
After gliding across the runway, Victoria shared with us her delight with the new uniform.
Particularly with the trousers which she said she could see herself wearing in both hot and colder climates.
There are 25 redesigned garments including those new trouser options for female with Kenmare Green.
The turquoise/blue ‘Kenmare’ shade captures our national colour.
And ‘Midnight’ navy blue skirts and trousers a good choice if you’re handling food and all the other things you have to do on a flight.
The new uniforms will be rolled out by the 4,000 cabin and ground crew around the world from February 10.
They used to be brown!
It would be safe to say that the Aer Lingus uniforms have come a long way…
Since those Sybil Connolly military-style rich brown suits from 1945 – the green came in in 1948
So as they say it’s Kenmare Green for go.
I’ve always found that Aer Lingus flies the flag with distinction.
And I’ve seen first-hand how the ground staff and cabin crew go about their business.
With a friendly smile while also solving any amount of problems in an unfussy and efficient manner…
And here’s a shout-out too to those who sometimes get overlooked… the guys and gals back in the office. Take a bow!
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