Airlines in bankruptcy want dramatic concessions from their employees and their vendors. They want to re-negotiate deals, nullify contracts, and rearrange financing. And, apparently, they want to provide their flight attendants with brand spanking new uniforms designed by Richard Tyler.
Claiming that they were looking for a "timeless elegance" in their new uniform, Delta refuses to acknowledge what the price tag is for this elegance. Hopefully, someone who follows bankruptcy proceedings can get a handle on the actual cost.
Uniforms are an expense for an airline as they must constantly be replaced. We generally have a number of uniform pieces, i.e., a pair of pants and a couple skirts, or a dress and a couple pair of pants, blouses, etc.
Our wear and tear on clothing is horrific, and I understand the budget line for uniform costs must be high.
However, the cost for rolling out a new uniform program must be exorbitant. Every flight attendant must have all new uniform pieces.
I looked at the pictures of the new uniform, and am not sure that I'd call the look timeless. Dowdy or just plain ugly seems to fit better for me. But I'll reserve judgment until I see them in person.
What do you think? I'd especially love to hear from DL flight attendants.