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Saturday, 11 July 2009


Check out the new dress that Delta Airline flight attendants will be wearing. Nice! My significant other is a pilot, I'm glad he doesn't work for Delta Airlines, lol. The dress is attractive and it will definitely catch the attention of everyone in the airport, but some of the flight attendants have filed a grievance. Not because it's sexy or it's red, because the dress only goes up to a size 18. What about the plus size attendants? Why is this beautiful uniform made for the skinny bitches only and the larger women are being told to wear pieces including slacks, tops and blue dresses that are currently made in larger sizes. Big woman want to look sexy too.
The dress is not your typical flight uniform, it carries a designer label. The designer decided to not make the uniform in a size larger than 18. Delta and Northwest airlines have merged. Delta was basically non-union; however, Northwest was heavily unionized. As a result, the flight attendants decided to file a grievance. I had several questions when I read the article:
  • Why would an airline purchase a uniform that could not be worn by all of their attendants?
  • Because the dress size stopped at a size 18, didn't they know that they could possibly face a discrimination suit?
  • Discrimination causes a hostile work environment. I certainly do not want to be on a flight where a hostile work environment has been created because one attendant is wearing the sexy red uniform and stilettos and another is wearing the mundane blue uniform.
Do you think the dress should be made to fit all attendants? Normally, the flight attendants uniforms go up to a size 28. Not making the uniform in a size larger than 18 leaves quite a few women out of the new uniform.
Let us know your thoughts and if you think Delta is discriminating against plus size women.

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