SkyUp Airlines is a low-cost airline in Ukraine and the latest to make changes to their flight attendant’s outfits.
For decades flight attendants were often forced to wear pencil skirts, full makeup and high heels while working mid-air. Over the years things have changed as companies became more aware of the impact their requirements have on their employees.
SkyUp has decided that from next month their female flight attendants won’t have to wear high heels during service anymore. They will also not be forced to wear skirts and tight blouses anymore. Instead, they will be able to wear loose orange jackets with matching trousers and comfortable trainers.
The BBC reports that several other airlines have already ditched elements of their dress codes that were previously considered standard in the industry, among them:
Virgin Atlantic allowed their flight attendants to give up make-up; Japan Airlines scrapped obligatory high heels, giving their employees the option of trousers instead of pencil skirts; and Norwegian Air allowed flat shoes and dropped the requirement for women to have mandatory cosmetics on board.
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