Are these flight attendant uniforms, too sexy? The Flight Attendants Union representing cabin crew for Cathay Pacific seems to think so. The union says that when the flight attendants bend down to get food from the drink trolley, skin is sometimes exposed, making these uniforms highly inappropriate to wear.
FAU secretary Michelle Choi told a Chinese newspaper that: “We believe the company intentionally does this to make us look a bit sexier and to let the passenger see more.”
The FAU also thinks the skirts worm by the female flight attendants are too tight. Choi said she believed the too-revealing uniforms were contributing to an apparent spike in incidents of sexual harassment of cabin crew by passengers, which is now estimated to affect crew member on one in every 10 flights.
In a statement to the newspaper, Cathay Pacific said: “Crew are welcome to exchange their uniform any time if they feel the fit is not right.” The airline also said it “does not tolerate” any form of harassment.
The airline introduced the uniforms in 2011.At the time, the airline said the uniforms were reflective of the “airline’s progressive nature.