Qantas Flight Attendants To Dress Like 1940’s Gangsters In An Effort To Save The Airline
Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, recently had its credit rating reduced to junk, is in the midst of laying off 1,000 jobs and is quickly being edged out by competitors that are backed by national governments. But not to worry, the airline’s flight attendants have new uniforms, so it’s got that going for it.
Qantas recently announced a new look for its uniforms, which will be premiering on the December 10 QF12 flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.
As the Sydney Morning Herald describes them, “[t]he new Martin Grant-designed outfits, with their fitted fuschia, ‘Qantas red,’ ruby red and French navy paneled shift dresses, jaunty trilby hats and red-lined navy trench coats are a departure from the indigenous print, loose-fitting dresses and blazers designed by [Peter] Morrissey in 2003.” They also look like they were designed to be worn by extras in Chicago.
News on whether the new designs will have a considerable dent in making up the $300 million Qantas projects to lose for the half-year ending Dec. 31, 2013 is still to be determined.
By Matt Stabile
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